• IMW Hong Kong master class announced - May 2015

    14 April 2015

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with Berry Bros & Rudd, is organising an MW Master Class to be held in Hong Kong in May 2015.

  • Registration for the 2015 MW Examination and First Year Assessment is now open

    1 April 2015

    Students must register by 29 April 2015 if they intend to sit the Examination in 2015. Links to the registration pages are available in the Student area of the website. First Year Assessment takes place on 8 June 2015 and the Examination for Second Year Students is on 9, 10, 11 and 12 June 2015. Good luck to all those sitting the Examination this year!

  • Institute of Masters of Wine announces Sydney 2010 Bordeaux tasting

    31 March 2015

    The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) will host its annual Bordeaux tasting in Sydney on Sunday, 19 April 2015 mirroring the iconic tasting held in London each year. The tasting, held for just the third time in Australia, will show a line-up of 60 wines from the Grands Crus Classés properties of the Médoc and their right bank equivalents. The tasting is being held at the Radisson Blu, Sydney, with all wines from the 2010 vintage.

  • 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.


  1. Member Drinks Evening

    28 April 2015

    Evening drinks for Members during the Decanter judging week.

  2. Garnacha Seminar

    15 May 2015

    A seminar focusing on garnacha with pioneering Spanish winemaker Telmo Rodriguez and Tim James from Willunga 100 in South Australia

  3. IMW master class: Hong Kong May 2015

    18 - 20 May 2015

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with Berry Bros & Rudd, is organising an MW Master Class to be held in Hong Kong.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

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

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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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