About the Symposium

The Institute’s next Symposium will take place from 14 to 17 June 2018 in Logrono, the centre of the Rioja region of Spain. Entitled ‘Living Wine’, our 9th International Symposium aims to examine the world of wine from numerous and new angles, to get us talking about our relationship with wine and how we regard it in our lives.

Over 400 attendees will enjoy a fascinating, fun, action-packed long weekend which will include many of the top personalities in the wine world, both as speakers and delegates.

Over the three days we will be zooming in on specific subjects such as the microbes that fundamentally change the way wine tastes and we will examine how wines and drinkers each deal with oxygen. We will be zooming out by asking famous people from other walks of life to comment on wine from the outside, giving us an unusual insight into our industry.

We will look at the frontiers of winemaking from the mountain passes of Nepal to the chalky hillsides of Hampshire, and many places in between, and will then return to our host country, and celebrate the great pioneering producers of Spain who have led the renaissance of this country’s wines.

We will tackle the topics of today and of tomorrow. Whether we in the wine world are winning numerous challenges, those of climate change, of fraud and fake bottles, and of an expanding wine offer and a reduced wine market.

The Living Wine Symposium will be a thought-provoking, network-enabling, taste bud- salivating and wine knowledge-enhancing few days which will leave you enriched and delighted by your time spent in the company of over one hundred Masters of Wine. Many of them will be pouring their own wines at the Masters of Winemaking tasting.

Filled with magical moments, from the geeky to the indulgent, with some surprises along the way, this promises to be the most exciting and enthralling Symposium yet.

 

Tickets

Tickets provide full access to the Symposium sessions including wine tastings and seminars, lunches and evening dinners. The ticket price does not include accommodation, transfers and other expenses.

Masters of Wine

MW discounted ticket: €795 
(amount payable incl. 21% IVA = €961.95)

MW tickets can be purchased online. When prompted on the payment page, please include the following information:

Invoice Number: Your FULL NAME followed by SYMP2018

Payment Description: MW SYMPOSIUM TICKET

Amount: €961.95

Currency: EUR

EU Tax number: If you are EU VAT registered please provide your EU VAT number and pay the amount exclusive of VAT (€795).

This ticket price is for MWs only.

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MW students

MW student discounted ticket: €895 
(amount payable incl. 21% IVA = €1,082.95)

MW student tickets can be purchased online. When prompted on the payment page, please include the following information:

Invoice Number: Your FULL NAME followed by SYMP2018

Payment Description: MW STUDENT SYMPOSIUM TICKET

Amount: €1,082.95

Currency: EUR

EU Tax number: If you are EU VAT registered please provide your EU VAT number and pay the amount exclusive of VAT (€895).

This ticket price is for MW students only. 

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General release

Available from 20 March 2017

Price
: €995 
(amount payable incl. 21% IVA = €1,203.95)


All bookings are subject to the Institute's Events Terms and Conditions.

 
Details of our confirmed speakers and sessions will be published over the coming months.

 

“Every four years, taste makers from around the world come together at the IMW Symposium to talk, spit and rumble over the future of the wine business. I learn more in four days than in most years. I wouldn’t miss it” - Josh Greene, Editor & Publisher, Wine & Spirits Magazine