Monica's recent position was Research and Development Manager at Febvre and Company, one of the leading family-owned fine wine importers in Ireland. She developed their portfolio to include thousands of wines from some of the world's most prestigeous producers. Monica has just retired from Febvre full time but is undertaking various freelance projects for them and organising or working on other trade events in her retirement
Monica was very involved in the early days of the Irish farmhouse cheese renaissance in the 1980's and owned and ran The Cheeseboard Ltd., a speciality Cheese and Wine Shop and cheese wholesale and import/export business in Dublin from 1984 until 1995 when the wine bug took over.
She writes the Irish contributions to Meininger's Wine Business International and contributes to other Irish magazines and newspapers on a free-lance basis as well as doing occasional radio interviews. She has been a Wine Judge for years at the IWSC and previously the IWC. Monica is also a founder member of Slow Food Ireland and interested in all aspects of the food, wine and tourism industries and also holds the WSET Diploma since 1988.