Mary Dowey

MARY DOWEY has been a wine, food and travel writer for over 20 years, dividing her time between her native Ireland and Provence.

As wine correspondent of the Irish Times for a decade, she visited almost all of the world’s main wine-producing regions. Now wine editor of The Gloss magazine and the author of four books, she maintains a keen interest in the international wine scene while writing regularly about her area of special interest, the Southern Rhône, for various publications including the leading UK wine magazine Decanter.

Out of sheer enthusiasm for all that the south of France offers gastronomically, she also runs a blog,, updated every few days with details of her most worthwhile discoveries. Her site is visited by readers in over 80 countries.

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