Every year and around the world the Institute holds introductory weekends and hour long information sessions to raise awareness of the MW study programme and to provide information to prospective students.

Introductory Weekends offer a two day inductions to the study programme, with MW-led tastings and theory sessions. Information sessions provide an overview of the study programme and an opportunity to ask any questions you might have. 

For more information about the introductory weekends to the MW study programme please contact Angus Brook, Education Officer. 

For more details on the information sessions, please contact Olivier Chapman, Head of study programme and development. 

  1. Introductory weekend: Osimo (Ancona), Italy

    2 - 4 March 2018

    Introductory Weekend

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with Istituto del Vino Italiano di Qualità - Grandi Marchi, a Major Supporter of the Institute and the Umani Ronchi Winery, is organizing an MW Introductory Weekend to be held at the Umani Ronchi winery at Osimo, Ancona.

  2. Information Session: Paris

    8 March 2018  | Paris

    Information Session

    The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) is presenting an introduction to the IMW and the Masters of Wine (MW) study programme in Paris on Thursday 8 March 2018 at 18:45h.

  3. Information Session: Prowein

    18 March 2018  | Düsseldorf

    Information Session

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is presenting an introduction to the IMW and the MW study programme on Sunday 18 March 2018 at Prowein.

  4. Introductory Weekend: Haro (Rioja), Spain

    23 - 24 March 2018

    Introductory Weekend

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with La Fundación para la Cultura del Vino, is organising an Introductory to the Master of Wine Study Programme to be held in Haro, Spain in March 2018. The class is open to individuals from anywhere in the world. All classes will be delivered in English.

  5. Introductory Weekend: Stockholm

    12 - 13 April 2018

    Introductory Weekend

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is organising an Introductory Weekend to the MW study programme to be held in Stockholm, Sweden.

  6. Information session: Montreal

    12 April 2018

    Information Session

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is presenting an introduction to the MW study programme in Montreal, Canada.

  7. Introductory weekend: Shanghai

    16 - 17 April 2018

    Introductory Weekend

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, is organising an Introductory to the Master of Wine study programme to be held in Shanghai in April 2018. The class is open to individuals from anywhere in the world. All classes will be delivered in English.

  8. Information Session: Toronto

    16 April 2018  | Toronto

    Information Session

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is presenting an introduction to the MW study programme in Toronto, Canada.

  9. Introductory weekend: Finger Lakes region (New York)

    18 - 19 April 2018

    Introductory Weekend

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with Constellation Brands, a Major Supporter of the Institute, is organizing an MW Introductory Weekend to be held at the New York Wine & Culinary Center, Canandaigua, New York, 14424

  10. Information session: Hong Kong

    19 April 2018  | Hong Kong

    Information Session

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is presenting an introduction to the IMW and the Master of Wine study programme on 19 April 2018.

  11. Information Session: New York City

    20 April 2018  | New York

    Information Session

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is presenting two introductions to the MW study programme in New York City, on 20 April.

  12. Information Session: Washington DC

    23 April 2018  | Washington

    Information Session

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is presenting two introductions to the MW study programme in Washington DC, on 23 April.

  13. Information session: Tokyo

    23 April 2018

    Information Session

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is presenting an introduction to the IMW and the MW study programme on 23 April 2018.

  14. Information session: Singapore (Prowine ASIA)

    25 April 2018

    Information Session

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is presenting an introduction to the IMW and the MW study programme on 25 April 2018 during Prowine ASIA in Singapore.

  15. Introductory Weekend: Auckland

    3 - 4 May 2018

    Introductory Weekend

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with Villa Maria, a Supporter of the Institute, is organising an MW Introductory Weekend to be held at Villa Maria's winery in Auckland in May 2018.

  16. Introductory Weekend: London

    19 - 20 May 2018  | London

    Introductory Weekend

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is organising an Introductory Weekend to the MW study programme to be held at the Institute's headquarters in London.

  17. Introductory weekend: Rust, Austria

    6 - 8 June 2018

    Introductory Weekend

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with the Austrian Wine Academy, is organising an MW Introductory Weekend to be held in Rust, Austria.

For an overview of past outreach and recruitment activities, see:

Annual Review 2016-2017 (8MB)