Mary-Therese Blair aka MermaidMary – Wine Adventuress and Imbiber….

Irish by birth and Kiwi by luck. I’ve always had a keen interest in wine. Moving to New Zealand in 200, took this interest to whole new level. The diverse range of varietals and flavours from this stunning country at the end of the earth blew my mind.

There was no going back…

Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) qualified and enthusiastic to share the knowledge I am learning every day about the fascinating subject that is wine. I am equally passionately adverse to wine wank…

Never wanting to be described as an oenophile, my passion is to spread the word of great wines while making wine accessible and encourage wine types to stop using alienating wine speak that confuses people – like oenophile.

Wine is to be savoured, enjoyed and goes best with wonderful company. 

When I'm not drinking wine, I'm recommending it on the MagicTalk Radio, writing about wine for Cuisine Magazine, MCing wine events, hunting for the best spots to enjoy a great cocktail, hanging out at the beach (Mermaid style), finding a hill to hike, cooking or spending time with friends.

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”
— Joan Collins