Jean is a wine journalist and broadcaster, and has been a co-presenter of Newstalk’s wine slot, Movies & Booze with Sean Moncrieff since 2007. Jean also writes a weekly wine column for the Sunday World, the biggest selling Sunday newspaper in Ireland. Jean is Member of the Circle of Wine Writers and began her wine career in 1991 with the Wine Development Board where she was instrumental in the development of a countrywide wine education programme.
As well as her work in Ireland, Jean is an International Wine Judge. In 2013, Jean was one of six finalists in the IWSC’s prestigious ‘Communicator of the Year’, a title which recognises an exceptional contribution to increasing awareness of wine and spirits. Previous winners include Jancis Robinson, Olly Smith, Susy Atkins, Oz Clarke and Tim Atkin.