• The MW Examination 2014: successful Dissertations

    29 October 2014

    A précis for each of the six successful Dissertations submitted in 2014 by candidates for the Master of Wine Examination. The Dissertation, which was the third part of the Master of Wine Examination, has now been replaced (as of the 2015 Examination round) by the Research Paper.

  • Masters of Wine elect new Chairman

    23 September 2014

    The new Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine is Sarah Jane Evans MW. Evans, who is the 52nd Chairman, is an award winning wine writer and author. She also judges and lectures internationally.

  • Institute of Masters of Wine celebrates six new MWs

    8 September 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to welcome six new Masters of Wine, from four different countries, into the Membership. The announcement brings the total number of Masters of Wine to 319, in 24 countries.

  • Berry Bros. & Rudd becomes Institute Principal Supporter

    3 September 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce that Berry Bros. & Rudd has become a Principal Supporter of the Institute. Berry Bros. & Rudd joins AXA Millésimes, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, The Madame Bollinger Foundation and Waitrose as a Principal Supporter.

  • Top wines and rising stars shine in first-ever Institute tasting of American Cabernets

    1 September 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine (North America) organized their first broad survey tasting of American Cabernet on 30 June 2014 in San Francisco. Modeled on the Institute’s Claret Tasting, American MWs gathered over 80 different producers to show their top wines to an appreciative audience at San Francisco’s Ferry Building. The tasting featured an uncommon range of wines, with both top producers and rising stars represented.


  1. Introduction to Masters of Wine Program - Los Angeles

    3 November 2014

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Master of Wine? Join Doug Frost MS, MW at this introduction to the Masters of Wine Program to find out. This introduction for prospective students will include an overview of the study program’s practical (tasting) and theory elements, a blind tasting to illustrate the Master of Wine approach to wine tasting and the opportunity to discuss professional development.

  2. Annual Claret Tasting

    5 November 2014

    A walk-around tasting of the 2010 vintage

  3. Annual Reception and Dinner

    5 November 2014

    Awards ceremony to celebrate the new Masters of Wine

  4. IMW Master Class - ProWine China 2014

    12 November 2014

    Wine trade professionals will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the industry's most respected qualification during a master class at ProWine China.

  5. Student Trip - Normacorc Belgium

    20 - 21 November 2014

    Nomacorc is offering MW students an opportunity to visit its European headquarters in Belgium. This one-day visit will focus on sharing the company’s latest research in oxygen management and how their closures are used to control and manage wine development. In addition, the program will offer a tour of their manufacturing facility where they produce more than 3 million closures per day, and will also address their latest product innovation

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

  • 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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