The Institute’s vision is one of knowledge and integrity. Through our members – the international community of 300 Masters of Wine – and our activities, we promote excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community.
A Master of Wine is someone who has demonstrated, by way of rigorous examination, a thorough knowledge of all aspects of wine and an ability to communicate that knowledge clearly. They actively encourage others in the pursuit of knowledge as well as seeking to bring wine communities together.
We conduct the examinations which lead to the title Master of Wine and our events programme provides professional development and learning opportunities for members of the trade and others with a serious interest in wine.
: "The most important thing I've learned as an MW is that there is no substitute for knowledge of wine in pursuit of a wine trade career." More >
: "Being 'on the road' with my MW friends is one of life's joys." More >
Region: The Americas
: "It taught me how to recognise quality in wine as distinct from faults." More >
IMW 2010/11 Highlights
Since the autumn of 2010 most of our events have been recorded to create an online educational resource, offering insights into wine. Access our archive of videos here.
11 - 14 June 2013
12 - 15 September 2013