• #SupportersTasting: Masters of Wine present wines celebrating innovation

    18 September 2015

    The Institute of Masters of Wine organised its first ever Supporters' Tasting on 16 September 2015 at Vintner's Hall in London to celebrate innovation in wine. We asked Masters of Wine to assess some of the 50+ bottles presented by the Institute's Supporters.

  • Annual Review 2014-2015: “Another year of record numbers”

    15 September 2015

    From San Francisco (US) to Wellington (NZ) and from Valdeorras (Spain) to Alto Adige (Italy), the 72-page report looks back at the wide range of international activities led by the Institute of Masters of Wine during the academic year 2014-2015.

  • Examination Results 2015: Preparing for the next crop of Masters of Wine

    15 September 2015

    There are currently 321 students from 37 countries in the various stages of the Institute of Masters of Wine's Study Programme. In September 2015, we were delighted to accept 74 new students from 14 countries to Stage 1.

  • PRESS RELEASE: A record number of 19 new Masters of Wine announced

    7 September 2015

    The Institute of Masters of Wine announced today that a record number of 19 candidates has passed the Institute’s Examination and earned the title Master of Wine (MW). The new MWs, 11 women and 8 men, hail from 10 countries. The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to welcome its first Singaporean Member.


  1. 21 Club Lunch 2015

    12 October 2015

    The 21 Club lunch, for Masters of Wine of 21 years' standing or more, will be held at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, London, on 12 October 2015.

  2. Cutting Edge South American Wines

    23 October 2015

    Seminar focusing on the recent changes in South America as new areas are explored and a young generation of winemakers challenge the traditions of both wine style and provenance.

  3. American Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting

    26 October 2015

    The tasting will showcase the 2012 vintage and include many exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons from across the United States.

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 the auditorium sessions, and photos of all the sessions plus the dinners and tastings, are in the Symposium gallery.
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

  • 01 Austrian Wine Marketing Board 02 AXA Millesimes 03 Berry Bros 04 Madame Bollinger Foundation
  • 05 Waitrose 10 Constellation Brands 11 Istituto Grandi Marchi 12 Jackson Family Wines
  • 13 Riedel Crystal 14 Santa Rita Estates 15 Taransaud 16 Vins et Vignobles Dourthe
  • 20 Accolade Wines 21 Conseil de Grands Crus Classes 22 Gonzalez Byass 23 Hildon New logo 2015
  • 24 Lallemand 25 MACH Flynt, Inc./DC Flynt MW Selections  26 Maison Louis Jadot 27 Schloss Vollrads
  • 28 Sudtirol/Alto Adige 29 Symington Family Estates 30 Trentodoc 31 Villa Maria
  • 32 Vina Errazuriz 33 The Vintners' Company 34 William Fevre

A global qualification

Jane Masters 60th dinnerOur membership consists of 340 Masters of Wine in 24 countries.

Our student body comes from 37 countries, and we run seminars, course days, and events all over the world.

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