• Peter Csizmadia-Honigh to leave the Institute

    14 July 2014

    Peter Csizmadia-Honigh is leaving the Institute of Masters of Wine after nine years as its Education Manager.

  • Master of Wine - an equal opportunity title since 1953

    10 June 2014

    The Master of Wine title, and Membership of the Institute of Masters of Wine, has been open to both men and women since the very beginning.

  • Record numbers take the Master of Wine exam

    8 June 2014

    A record number of students on three continents took the Master of Wine closed book Examination this week. You can find the exam paper by clicking through to this story.

  • Master of Wine Symposium opens with address from Mayor of Florence

    15 May 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine’s 8th International Symposium, which is the largest event in the 60 year history of the Institute, was declared open in Florence this afternoon by Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence.

  • First Ever MW Master Class in France

    12 May 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in partnership with AXA Millésimes and Louis Jadot, is delighted to confirm a unique master class to introduce French wine professionals to the Master of Wine qualification. Delegates at the event, which takes place from 10 to 12 June at Domaine de l’Arlot in Burgundy, will participate in a series of tastings, workshops and tutorials aimed at preparing them for the Institute’s Study Programme.


  1. IMW Master Class New Zealand: Villa Maria, Auckland

    18 August 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is holding an MW Master Class (open day event) in Auckland on Mon, 18 August 2014 to raise awareness of its study programme in Australasia and to provide information to prospective students.

  2. Alto Adige Trip

    11 - 14 September 2014

    The Consorzio of Alto Adige / Sud Tirol wines, a supporter of the Institute of Masters of Wine, is offering as part of their support for the Institute a trip to Alto Adige

  3. AGM

    17 September 2014

    The 2014 Annual General Meeting will take place at 1330 on 17 September at the Vintners’ Hall in London.

  4. Geisenheim Trip

    19 - 21 September 2014

    The theme for this year's trip is 'Terroir and Classification'

Symposium 2014

Istituto Grandi MarchiFrom 15-18 May 2014, Florence welcomed 450 delegates for our 8th International Symposium: Identity, Innovation, Imagination, generously sponsored by Istituto Grandi Marchi. For pictures, see our Facebook page, or you can follow the conference as it happened on Twitter using the hashtag #mwsymposium2014. Videos of all sessions will be on our website during June.   
Attendees took part in a series of panel discussions, debates, and tastings with leading figures from the world of wine, as well as in a succession of gala lunches and dinners in historic venues and wineries both in Florence itself and in the Tuscan countryside.

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Master of Wine exam

Amy Christine MW and JMVLearn more about the annual examination, held in London, Sydney and Napa, which confers the right to the initials 'MW'

The MW Exam

Our Supporters

  • AXA Millesimes Austrian Wine Marketing Board Waitrose Madame Bollinger Foundation Accolade Wines
  • Vins et Vignobles Dourthe Istituto Grandi Marchi Jackson Family Wines Maison Louis Jadot Napa Valley Vintners
  • Riedel Crystal Taransaud Villa Maria Vina Errazuriz The Vintners' Company
  • Berry Bros Conseil de Grands Crus Classes Gonzalez Byass Lallemand Schloss Vollrads
  • Sudtirol/Alto Adige Symington Family Estates William Fevre

A global qualification

Jane Masters 60th dinnerOur membership consists of 312 Masters of Wine in 24 countries.

Our student body come from 32 countries, and we run seminars, course days, and events all over the world.

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