• Institute of Masters of Wine gears up for biggest Symposium ever

    14 April 2014

    The Institute of Master of Wine‘s 8th International Symposium, which is being held in Florence from 15th to 18th May, will be the largest ever. The Institute have confirmed that the Symposium already has over 400 delegates, from more than 30 countries, attending the event, which is open to all wine professionals with a serious interest in the future of our industry. 124 Masters of Wine will be present, which is also a new record.

  • Plantagenet Wines’ Chief Winemaker wins 2014 Lallemand Bursary

    11 April 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine and Lallemand are delighted to announce that Cath Oates, of Mount Barker, Western Australia, has won the 2014 Lallemand Bursary. The bursary, established in 2010, is open to students in the Institute’s study programme and provides a fully-funded place at the Institute’s 8th International Symposium, which is taking place in Italy for the first time in May.

  • Anne Claude Leflaive wins Winemakers' Winemaker Award 2014

    24 March 2014

    Today, the Institute of Masters of Wine and international publication The Drinks Business announced Anne Claude Leflaive as the recipient of the 2014 Winemakers’ Winemaker Award. The award, which was inaugurated in 2011, recognises outstanding achievement in the field of winemaking, and is voted on by a panel of winemaking peers that comprises all Masters of Wine who are winemakers plus the award’s past winners.

  • Cult wines and legendary winemakers combine for an unforgettable tasting

    17 March 2014

    Delegates at the Institute of Masters of Wine Symposium will not only get to taste five legendary wines at one incredible tasting, but also to meet the inspirational figures behind the wines.

  • Once in a lifetime chance to meet the Masters of Winemaking

    3 March 2014

    20 Master of Wine winemakers are to serve their own wines at a walk-around tasting that will be the first of its kind. The tasting, which will take place on 15 May 2014, during the Institute’s 8th International Symposium in Florence, will reflect the global reach of the Master of Wine family. MW Winemaking expertise from France, Germany, Austria, the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, and South Africa will be on show.


  1. IMW Master Class Spain: An Introduction to the Institute and its Study Programme

    30 - 31 May 2014

    La mejor oportunidad para conocer de primera mano el más prestigioso título del vino a nivel mundial. The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with the Spanish Foundation for the Culture of Wine, is organising the first MW Master Class to be held in Spain.

  2. MW Trip to Tuscany

    13 May - 5 November 2014

    This trip will include one and a half days in Bolgheri / Maremma and then one and a half days in Montalcino, focusing on top estates. All places have now been allocated

Symposium 2014

Istituto Grandi MarchiFrom 15 to 18 May 2014, delegates from all over the world will be gathering in Florence for our 8th Symposium: Identity, Innovation, Imagination, generously sponsored by Istituto Grandi Marchi.  
Attendees will participate 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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