• Olivier Chapman joins IMW as Programme and Development Manager

    24 December 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce that Olivier (Olly) Chapman has been appointed as Programme and Development Manager, and is due to start on 12 January 2015.

  • Family of Twelve offer New Zealand prize to MW students

    19 December 2014

    New Zealand’s Family of Twelve, a fraternity made up of some of the country’s most prestigious and enduring artisanal wineries, is offering an unforgettable scholarship for one student in the Institute of Master of Wine’s Study Programme.

  • Award winning Masters of Wine include 100th woman MW

    6 November 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine welcomed six new Members last night at its Annual Award Ceremony and Reception, held in the London home of the 650-year-old Vintners’ Company. Prize-winning new MWs at this year’s ceremony, who were honoured for their exceptional performance in the Master of Wine Examination, included wine writers Natasha Hughes MW (UK) (who won four of the seven awards available) and Anne Krebiehl MW (Germany), plus Louise Sydbeck MW (Sweden).

  • Constellation Brands becomes Major Supporter of IMW

    3 November 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce that Constellation Brands, Inc. has become a Major Supporter. Constellation Brands is a leading international producer and marketer of wine, spirits and beer, with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. Some of the company’s well-known brands include Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford, Ruffino, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Corona and SVEDKA.

  • 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.


  1. Chateau Angelus Master Class

    10 February 2015

    Master class presented by Hubert de Boüard covering every vintage plus 2000, together with a unique opportunity to explore the creation of the blend

  2. IMW Master Class Italy 2015: Torgiano, Perugia

    6 - 8 March 2015

    IMW and IGM are delighted to announce their 4th Masterclass in Italy. This event is intended for wine professionals interested in working towards the Master of Wine title, or who wish to study the MW approach to tasting. IGM e l’IMW sono lieti di annunciare la Quarta Masterclass in Italia dedicata a professionisti del vino interessati ad intraprendere il corso di studi per ottenere la prestigiosa qualifica di MW o anche semplicemente ad approfondire l’approccio alla degustazione dei MW.

  3. Masters of Winemaking Tasting ProWein

    15 March 2015

    An extraordinary showcase of MW achievements around the world

  4. Introduction to the IMW Study Programme, ProWein

    16 March 2015

    An introduction to the IMW study programme

  5. MW Trip to Galicia

    12 - 16 April 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

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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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