Introductory weekend: Osimo (Ancona), Italy

2 - 4 March 2018 , 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM  | 

Through its members and activities, the Institute of Masters of Wine promotes excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community.

As part of its annual calendar of outreach events, the Institute organises a variety of workshops and masterclasses to interested participants. The focus at these events is to introduce both its study programme and its examination by showcasing the MW approach to wine tasting and theory topics in a practical and relevant way.

The 7th consecutive Italy Introductory Weekend will take place 2-4 March 2018. The classes will be led by a number of Masters of Wine, including Jane Hunt MW, Mai Tjemsland MW and Lynne Coyle MW. The team will explain the MW approach to the examination syllabus with a special focus on the writing and tasting skills required to become a Master of Wine. The classes will include tastings of a substantial number of wines from a wide variety of different regions of the world.

As well as tastings throughout the day, evening dinners are included as part of the programme and these will provide further tasting opportunities led by both MWs and producers.

Attendees who are eligible to join the MW Study Programme will be given the chance to apply online for the Study Programme in June 2018, at a discounted rate from the normal application fee.

Venue: Umani Ronchi, via Adriatica, 12 - 60027 Osimo (AN), Italy 

: 2-4 March 2018 (starting at lunch-time on the 2 March and finishing late afternoon on 4 March). Please register by 12 February 2018 to be guaranteed a place.

Open to
: Interested professionals who are highly motivated in relation to the wine world and the culture of wine. All classes will be given in English. Attendees wishing to be considered for entry to the Institute’s Study Programme must meet the Institute’s entrance requirements – see here for more information.

: 550€ (+22% VAT)

Suggested Accommodation
: We suggest the Grand Hotel Palace in Ancona, rooms are available for 82€ per night. A bus transfer will be provided every day for all the participants from the hotel to the winery.

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