• Registration for 2015-16-Study Programme

    10 August 2015

    Registration for students returning to Stage 2 (formerly the ‘Second Year’) of the 2015-16 study programme is now open, more details can be found here. If you are awaiting exam results please do not register until after you have received your results on 7 September 2015. Registration closes on 21 September 2015.

  • Study Programme - changes in terminology

    7 August 2015

    New terminology to be introduced for the Institute's Study Programme from 2015-16.

  • IMW student Daniela Shelton wins the 2015 Lallemand Bursary

    24 June 2015

    The Institute of Masters of Wine and Lallemand are delighted to announce that Daniela Shelton, from London, has won the 2015 Lallemand Bursary.

  • Renowned Wine Writer Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    16 June 2015

    Hugh Johnson has been named as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, jointly sponsored by the Institute of Masters of Wine and international trade publication The Drinks Business.


  1. Alto Adige Trip

    10 - 13 September 2015

    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

  2. IMW Council meeting

    15 September 2015

  3. Supporters' Tasting

    16 September 2015

    The IMW’s generous Supporters will present products that aren’t necessarily on the market yet, but are being planned; or wines that are still being developed, or taking their organisation in a different direction.

  4. AGM

    16 September 2015

    The 2015 Annual General Meeting will take place at 1330 on 16 September at the Vintners’ Hall in London.

  5. IMW Council meeting

    16 September 2015

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

  • Austrian Wine Marketing Board AXA Millesimes Berry Bros Madame Bollinger Foundation
  • Waitrose Constellation Brands Istituto Grandi Marchi Jackson Family Wines Riedel Crystal
  • Taransaud Vins et Vignobles Dourthe Santa Rita Estates Accolade Wines Gonzalez Byass
  • Hildon Water Lallemand Conseil de Grands Crus Classes MACH Flynt, Inc./DC Flynt MW Selections  Maison Louis Jadot
  • Schloss Vollrads Sudtirol/Alto Adige Symington Family Estates Villa Maria Trentodoc
  • Vina Errazuriz The Vintners' Company William Fevre

A global qualification

Jane Masters 60th dinnerOur membership consists of 322 Masters of Wine in 24 countries.

Our student body come from 36 countries, and we run seminars, course days, and events all over the world.

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