Barry Group’s Linda – 100th Beer Sommelier

A drinks specialist from Cork has just been accredited as the Beer Academy’s 100th Beer Sommelier.

Linda Sheehan passed the final stage of the Beer Sommelier assessment at the Academy offices in London earlier this month.

Having worked in the food and drink industry internationally for 14 years Linda is International Trade Specialist & Exclusive Label Brand Ambassador for Alcohol with the Cork-based Barry Group which now has over 100 franchisees in its Carry Out off-licence chain and which also operates the Coscutter  and Kwik Pick convenience stores.

“My love of beer guided me to the Beer Academy and I completed four of its training programmes before applying for Beer Sommelier accreditation,” she explained, “The world of beer is becoming ever more diverse and dynamic and offers exciting opportunities. I’m keen to engage more people across retail, wholesale, on- and off-trade channels with beer and this highly-regarded qualification will add huge value to my endeavours. Becoming the 100th Beer Sommelier makes it an even greater celebration.”


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