Marica Bonomo wanted to be a lawyer, but I am not certain that she would have succeeded. For one thing she answers questions briefly, honestly and directly when we meet for coffee in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel.
‘Yes- I work in a man’s wine world’, she admits. ‘But it is a world that is changing. The older generation is passing on and a new generation of wine professionals is taking over- even in Italy. To us it is not a matter of gentleman or lady. It is a matter of professionalism.’