• Celebrations as five new Masters of Wine join Institute

    20 March 2015

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to welcome five new Masters of Wine, from three different continents, into the Membership. The announcement brings the total number of Masters of Wine to 323, in 24 countries. One of the new Masters of Wine is Australian; two are Canadian; and two are British. They bring with them into the Institute decades of experience across the wine trade, from retail to winemaking, wine journalism to wine education.

  • Trentodoc becomes Institute Supporter

    18 March 2015

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce that Trentodoc, the organisation representing the appellation (Denominazione di origine controllata) for white and rosé sparkling wine in Trentino, Italy, has become a Supporter of the Institute.

  • Egon Müller wins Winemakers’ Winemaker Award 2015

    16 March 2015

    Today at ProWein the Institute of Masters of Wine and international publication The Drinks Business announced Egon Müller as the recipient of the 2015 Winemakers’ Winemaker Award.

  • Masters of Winemaking tasting comes to ProWein

    2 March 2015

    A selection of Master of Wine winemakers is to serve their own wines at a walk-around tasting at ProWein. The tasting, which is a reprise of a hugely successful similar event at the Institute’s 8th International Symposium in Florence in 2014, will reflect the global reach of the Master of Wine family. MW Winemaking expertise from France, Germany, Austria, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, and South Africa will be on show.


  1. MW Trip to Galicia

    12 - 16 April 2015

  2. IMW Australian Information Day and Master Class

    20 April 2015

    The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) is holding an MW Master Class, an open day event in Sydney on Monday, 20 April 2015 to raise awareness of its study programme in Australasia and to provide information to prospective students. The next MW study programme begins in November 2015, with applications open 15 June until 31 July 2015.

  3. Member Drinks Evening

    28 April 2015

    Evening drinks for Members during the Decanter judging week.

  4. Garnacha Seminar

    15 May 2015

    A seminar focusing on garnacha with Tim James from Willunga 100 in South Australia, Daniel Brunier in Chateauneuf du Pape and Alvaro Palacios from Priorat.

  5. IMW Master Class Spain 2015: Haro, La Rioja

    29 - 30 May 2015

    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 second MW Master Class to be held in Spain.

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'

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A global qualification

Jane Masters 60th dinnerOur membership consists of 318Masters 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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