1 December 2017
 
 
 

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What an incredible month November has been for the Institute. We’ve had the Annual Claret tasting, Annual Reception and Awards Ceremony, Supporter Summit, Adelaide educational seminar and the unbelievable Master of Wine Endowment Auction.

And what an auction! It surpassed all expectations by raising over £1.1M. More than a hundred online lots spanned the classic wine regions of Europe as well as Australia, California, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa. 19 'Super Lots', were auctioned live at Bonhams, at a dinner which bought together 200 international guests from far and wide including Institute Supporters, wine producers, merchants, other wine lovers and Masters of Wine. The atmosphere of intense enthusiasm and positivity shown towards the Institute was very gratifying. 

There are too many to mention here individually but thank you to everyone - the hundreds of Masters of Wine, Supporters and members of the trade - involved in donating, organising, communicating, bidding and making the auction such a resounding success! My special thanks, on behalf of the IMW and Council, go to Richard Harvey MW, Patrick McGrath MW, Fiona Morrison MW and our Executive Team - in particular Sarah Kirkpatrick and Chloe Thompson. Without them all the auction would not have been possible. You have created a fantastic legacy for generations to come.

On the 7 November 2017 our Annual Claret tasting showed 80+ wines from the 2013 vintage. Despite being a challenging vintage, the wines showed better than anticipated with many delicious examples. The tasting will be replicated in San Francisco on 30 January 2018 and in Sydney in April.

At the Annual Awards Ceremony in the evening 180 MWs and guests gathered at Vintners’ Hall to officially welcome the 18 new Masters of Wine, with their families, to the Institute. We also celebrated the 60th anniversaries of Colin Anderson MW, John Clevely MW, and Vincent Larvan MW. Sixteen representatives from Institute Supporter organisations joined Council the following day for a tour and meeting at our new office.

The first educational seminar of this academic year was held in Adelaide between 19-24 November and was the largest to date in Australia. There were 61 students supported by 20 Masters of Wine. The seminar was followed by a trip to the Clare Valley and Barossa and feedback from all the activities has been terrific.

Thank you to all of you involved in the IMW’s many ongoing activities. Your constant commitment and participation is what makes our Institute unique and very special.

I wish you and your families all the very best for the festive season!

Jane Masters MW
Chairman, Institute of Masters of Wine

 

Masters of Wine Endowment Auction

Auction (2).pngThe Masters of Wine Endowment Auction raised over £1.1 million from a live auction of Super Lots and an online auction. The money raised is for the Endowment Fund, held by the Masters of Wine Endowment Company. 

A dinner and live auction took place on 16 November 2017 at Bonhams, where bidders competed for 18 Super Lots, once-in-a-lifetime experiences from the great wine regions of the world. The evening embodied the best in the wine world, and the guests shared some extraordinary wines from impressive vintages, before bidding on some exceptional wine Lots. These included one-off opportunities from Screaming Eagle; a collective offering from Le Pin, Petrus, Lafleur, Cheval Blanc and Ausone; Bollinger and Jackson Family Wines, as well as many others.

A spontaneous additional Super Lot was added on the night from Institute Supporter Berry Bros. & Rudd, for a private dinner with wines from their special reserves, which sold for £50,000. The Super Lots on the night raised an incredible £1,007,500.

In addition to the Super Lots, there were over 100 lots available online, also hosted by Bonhams. These lots raised £121,370 and included: a private dinner for six with Jancis Robinson MW and the Lander family at one of their award-winning London restaurants; 1 bottle of the 2014 vintage from every Grand Cru Classé en 1855 (Médoc & Sauternes) property; a collection of wines from all the Istituto Grandi Marchi producers; and many other wine adventures across the world. Read the full press release here.
 
 

Annual Awards Ceremony 

Cerificate (1).pngThe Institute welcomed 18 new Masters of Wine to the membership at the Annual Awards Ceremony in London. The ceremony celebrated the induction of the new MWs to the Institute and recognises individual excellence in all aspects of the Masters of Wine examination. There are now 369 MWs based in 29 different countries.

The 18 new MWs, who passed the research paper part of the MW examination in March and September 2017 are Mark Andrew MW (UK), Nova Cadamatre MW (USA), Julie Chéné Nyheim MW (Norway), Alistair Cooper MW (UK), Jeremy Cukierman MW (France), Emma Dawson MW (UK), David Forer MW (Spain), Philip Harden MW (UK), Ashley Hausman Vaughters MW (USA), Sarah Heller MW (Hong Kong), Tim Jackson MW (UK), Andreas Kubach MW (Spain), Fernando Mora MW (Spain), Aina Mee Myhre MW (Norway), Billo Naravane MW (USA), Catherine Petrie MW (UK), Nigel Sneyd MW (USA) and Morgan Twain-Peterson MW (USA).

 

IMW Awards

Bollinger (1).pngIndividual awards were given during the ceremony to the MWs who performed exceptionally in a particular area of the MW examination. Nova Cadamatre MW received the Taransaud Tonnellerie Award, for her excellent knowledge in the production and handling of wine. For his outstanding tasting ability, Jeremy Cukierman MW received the Bollinger Medal. The Noval Award, sponsored by Quinta do Noval, part of AXA Millésimes, for the best research paper by a new MW was presented to Fernando Mora MW, for his research paper ‘Proposals for creating a revised wine quality classification in Denomination of Origin (DO) Campo de Borja, with recommendations for potential implementation in other DOs in Spain’. 

Sarah Heller MW was awarded four times on the evening. She received the Villa Maria Prize for her outstanding knowledge and understanding of viticulture and the Errazuriz Award for her performance in the business of wine exam. For her outstanding performance across all of the theory papers in the MW examination, Sarah received the Robert Mondavi Winery Award. She also received the final accolade of the evening, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) Outstanding Achievement Award for her overall performance in all areas of the MW examination.

 

Diamond Masters of Wine

60 years.pngAs well as the 18 new MWs, the Institute also celebrated some glorious vintages in the world of wine at the Annual Awards Ceremony. Colin Anderson MW, John Clevely MW (pictured left on the evening) and Vincent Larvan MW, have now been Masters of Wine for 60 years. 

 

 

 

 

Reception wines

After the Awards Ceremony, everyone was treated to the following wines:

Provided by the Madame Bollinger Foundation, Principal Supporter of the Institute:

  • Special Cuvée Champagne NV

Produced by Nova Cadamatre MW, Trestle Thirty One and Canandaigua Winery:

  • 2015 Trestle Thirty One Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York, USA
  • 2016 240 Days Dry Rose, Finger Lakes, New York, USA

Produced by Fernando Mora MW, Bodegas Frontonio:

  • 2015 Cuevas de Arom "OS CANTALS" Garnacha, DOP Campo de Borja, Spain

Produced by Billo Naravane MW, Rasa Vineyards:

  • 2013 Veritas Sequitur Syrah, SJR Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, USA
  • 2014 Plus One Cabernet Sauvignon, Kiona Vineyard, Red Mountain, USA

Produced by Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, Bedrock Wine Co.

  • 2013 The Bedrock Heritage, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley, USA (Magnums)
  • 2015 Evangelho Vineyard Heritage, Contra Costa County, USA
  • 2016 Compagni Portis Vineyard, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley, USA
     

Study Programme

 

Adelaide seminar - review by Andrea Pritzker MW

Seminar.pngThe academic year is underway with the first educational seminar being held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide on the 19-24 of November. Sixty students attended, a big increase in numbers over last year and it was especially pleasing to see so many students from across Europe, Asia and the USA joining the cohort from Australia and New Zealand. The truly international nature of the seminar brought an extra dimension of richness to the experience for students and MWs alike.

For Stephen Wong MW and myself, this year marked our first time coordinating the seminar on our own, taking over the reins from David Le Mire MW and Jane Skilton MW. These were big shoes to fill and needless to say at the start of the week we were both filled with nervous trepidation. Despite months of planning, it was only when Stephen and I were both on the ground in Adelaide that we both sensed the full magnitude of the task at hand.

We needn’t have worried. Assembled in Adelaide was an absolutely stellar team of MWs from Australia, NZ and the globe. United by the same motivation, to help every student maximise their potential to pass the exams, the team swung into action, working together like a well oiled machine to ensure wines were opened and prepared for the various mock exams and tastings and working tirelessly to ensure marking and feedback were completed on time.

The MWs involved also contributed their time and expertise to run various theory sessions that spanned the syllabus on everything from the wine market in China, and the nitty gritty of pH in winemaking, to viticultural challenges in British Columbia. Read the full review on the blog here
 

 

Admissions Committee

Thank you to all MWs who applied for the roles on the Admissions Committee (AdComm), which has now been formed with the following Members; Caro Maurer MW (Chair), Lynne Coyle MW, Mary Gorman-McAdams MW, Ying Tan MW and Debra Meiburg MW (Ex Officio). The AdComm remit can be viewed here

 


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Evaluation of Winemaking Treatments in Australian Shiraz, 24 January 2018, London

Shiraz.pngThis tasting will showcase how current winemaking practices can influence final wine style. Fifteen different wines have been made from the same batch of Shiraz grapes using a range of different harvest dates and winemaking techniques. Explore and compare the stylistic and compositional differences of Australian Shiraz when one variable is changed at a time – this is the first time this seminar has been held outside Australia. It's a two hour seminar including tasting 15 wines and will be presented by Con Simos, Group Manager at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI). The tasting is at the Institute of Masters of Wine, 6 Riverlight Quay, London, SW11 8EA from 1000 to 1200 on Wednesday 24 January 2018. £20 for MWs, £25 for MW students and £30 for all other guests. To book your place, see here

 

Annual Bordeaux Tasting, 2013 Vintage, 30 January 2018, San Francisco

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Tickets for the Annual Bordeaux tasting in San Francisco (following the end of the North American Residential Seminar) are now on pre-sale for Masters of Wine and current MW students until 10 December 2017. On 11 December, tickets will become available to the general public. A limited number of tickets are available and this event will sell out quickly. Purchase your tickets early! To buy tickets before the general release you will need the promo code as sent to you by email. 

The fifth Annual Bordeaux tasting will be held at the Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco on Tuesday 30 January 2018. This event mirrors the long-established Annual Claret tasting in London, and will showcase wines from the Grands Crus Classés of the Médoc and their equivalents from the Right Bank and Graves (including Sauternes). As is customary, the vintage to be tasted is five years prior to the year of the event: 2013.

The tasting is offered in one single session from 1800– 2030. Tickets are $70.00 for Masters of Wine and current MW students and $100.00 for general admission. Tickets are non-refundable but transferable. This event sells out quickly: please purchase early to avoid disappointment. To book tickets and for further information see here 

 

4th Annual Cabernet from the Americas Tasting, 29 January 2018, London

Copy of American Cab Newsletter.pngBuilding on the success of last year, this walk around tasting features top-quality Cabernet Sauvignon wines from around the USA. This year, for the first time, selections will include ‘the other’ Cabernet grape – Cabernet Franc – and will also include selected wines from Canada, Chile and Argentina. With over 90 wines, the focus this time is primarily on the 2014 vintage, although one or two other vintages will also feature. Wines to be shown include Ridge Monte Bello, Corison, Mondavi To Kalon, Spottswoode, Lokoya and Pahlmeyer. This event has established itself as one of the largest and most important tastings of its kind, and is a must for wine students, trade professionals and keen amateurs with an interest in America’s most important red grape variety and in its finest wines.

The tasting will be held at the Institute of Masters of Wine, 6 Riverlight Quay, Kirtling Street (Off Cringle Street), London, SW11 8EA for a drop in walkaround tasting from 1500 to 2000 on Monday 29 January 2018. Tickets are £35 for MWs, £40 for MW students and £70 for all other guests (all inclusive of VAT). For further details and to book tickets, see here.

 

Winemakers’ Winemaker Award |Send your nominations 

Winemakers (2).pngThe Institute will be hosting another Winemakers’ Winemaker Award at Prowein in 2018, on Monday 19 March. The honour, which has been given annually since 2011, recognises outstanding achievement in the field of winemaking. The winner is chosen each year by Master of Wine winemakers and previous winners of the award. We ask all Masters of Wine for help in producing a longlist. Once we’ve collated all thoughts, the nominees with the highest votes will make up a shortlist of the top four which will be sent to previous winners and Hon Officers, to make the final decision. The Editor of the Drinks Business (as co-sponsor of the event) will also be shown the list. If there is no outright winner, the shortlist is circulated to IMW Council members to cast a further vote, and the final vote comes from the Honorary Officers, if there is no definitive winner. 

The previous winners are Peter Sisseck (2011), Peter Gago (2012), Paul Draper (2013), Anne-Claude Leflaive (d) (2014), Egon Muller (2015), Alvaro Palacios (2016) and Eben Sadie (2017, pictured). Please send your nominations to Chloe Thompson by 10 December 2017.

 
 

Have you got your ticket? Living Wine International Symposium | June 2018 | Spain

Symp Launch (1).pngThe Institute’s next Symposium will take place from 14 to 17 June 2018 in Logroño, the centre of the Rioja region of Spain. Living Wine will be the 9th International Symposium and will examine the world of wine from numerous and new angles. Anyone can attend the Symposium by buying a ticket. 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. The Living Wine Symposium will be a thought-provoking, network-enabling and taste bud-salivating few days which will leave you enriched and delighted. Details of the confirmed speakers and sessions are available on the website www.livingwine2018.com - more will be revealed over the coming weeks and months. See here to view the programme and confirmed speakers, and to buy your ticket

 

Save the date for...

  •  MW get-together | Thursday 3 May 2018 | London

 

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Annual Cabernet Tasting - Northern California firestorm donation

Recovery efforts continue in North California following the devastating firestorm earlier this year. To contribute to the ongoing efforts, the ticket sales of just over $10,000 from the IMW's Annual Cabernet Tasting in San Francisco have been donated equally between the Napa Valley Community Foundation and the Sonoma County Resilience Fund.

 

Sommcon 2018

SommCon (2).pngSommcon took place in November in San Diego, US, bringing together industry professionals of all levels to discuss, develop, and lead the conversation on the business of wine. It’s for trade professionals and serious enthusiasts who have a passion for wine and a quest for knowledge in the wine industry. Amy Christine MW and Mary Gorman-McAdams MW hosted a table at the main trade tasting to inform trade members and prospective MW students about the Institute. Pictured are Bree Boskov MW, Mary Gorman McAdams MW, Amy Christine MW and Lisa Granik MW.

 

 

Previous event reviews

Read reviews by MWs on our previous events below:

  

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MW Trip | California 2018

California.pngIn October 2018, 45 Masters of Wine will have the chance to take part in an Institute trip to California – the first for many years. This promises to be the most comprehensive trip ever to the Golden State and one not to be missed. The total trip length will be 9 days, beginning in Los Angeles, followed by a tour of California’s Central Coast (Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Monterey), and ending with an in-depth look at Sonoma County and Napa Valley. It is being organised by a group of MWs including Matt Deller MW, Justin Knock MW and Mary Margaret McCamic MW, and is sponsored by the California Wine Institute.

MWs will need to arrive in Los Angeles on the afternoon of Thursday 18 October 2018, and will leave anytime on the morning of Saturday 27 October 2018, from San Francisco. The itinerary is still to be finalised, but you can view the outline here. There will be a non-refundable fee of £250, which will include an admin fee and contribution to the costs of the stay in California. As always, places on the trip are open to all MWs, and will be drawn from a lottery, so if you are keen to go, please email Chloe Thompson by 8 December 2017.

 

Save the date for...

  • MW Trip to IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige | 6–9 September 2018
  • MW Trip to Austria | 13–16 September 2018 

 


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Tim Atkin MW, Rebecca Gibb MW and Jancis Robinson MW - Five Green Bottles series

Three UK-based Masters of Wine appear in a new BBC radio series called Five Green Bottles. Available on the BBC iplayer, Tim profiles 2012 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance, Rebecca profiles Sassicaia and Jancis profiles Chateau Pavie 2003 and tells the story of wine critic Robert Parker

 

Nova Cadamatre MW

Newly crowned MW and Constellation Brands winemaker Nova is bringing innovation from Napa to the Finger Lakes.

 

Flora Carr - My parents are wine experts: can they teach me to be a taster, not a drinker?

Flora, daughter of Peter Carr MW and Phillipa Carr MW, writes for the Telegraph on growing up with MW parents.  

 

Clive Coates MW - The Coates Family Cookbook

Clive has produced The Coates Family Cookbook, which is available on his website: clive-coates.com. Access is free, but regular users are asked to make a contribution to Cancer Research or a similar charity. 
  

John Downes MW, Connected Commerce BBC series 

John was featured in the BBC series 'Connected Commerce', about Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie and the economics of Canadian wine.

 

Ashley Hausman Vaughters MW on her MW journey

Ashley talks to KUNC about studying for the MW, which she passes this year. The article also includes an audio link to hear directly from Ashley.

 

Sarah Heller MW, the youngest MW in the world

A Q&A with Sarah by WSET, on her first job in the wine trade to the Chinese market.   

 

Rob MacCulloch MW, new role in New Zealand

Congratulations to Rob who is moving to New Zealand to start a new role as Assistant Winemaker at Hawke’s Bay Wine Company (HBWC). Having passed the graduate diploma in Viti & Oenology at Lincoln University (NZ), Rob has made the career change from sales to winemaking; 'It’s been something of a “living the dream” existence for the last two and a half years, but none of it would have been possible without the MW to kickstart the move.'  

 

Anne McHale MW - The History of Wine course

Anne has launched an online course for wine lovers who would like to delve a little deeper into its rich past.  

  

Q&A with Kenichi Ohashi MW

WSET ask Kenichi about sake’s domestic diversification and how education will help communicate its heritage to the masses.  

 

Rhys Pender MW, raising the profile of Okanagan wines

Rhys talks about the Okanagan wine industry following a four day bootcamp, touring and learning about the Okanagan wine industry.  

 

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW named Bordeaux reviewer at the Wine Advocate

The Wine Advocate’s editor-in-chief, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, has taken over from Neal Martin as its Bordeaux reviewer following Martin’s move to Vinous.  

 

Barbara Philip MW - Chevalier du Tastevin

Congratulations to Barbara who was ‘intronised’ as a Chevalier du Tastevin during a ceremony at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot in November. Barbara, like other MWs before her, is recognised as someone who respects Burgundy, its products and traditions.  

 

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Rare opening for a Vice President of Wine at Wine Access

Wine access.pngWine Access has a rare opening for a Vice President of Wine on its industry-leading wine team. The successful candidate will join Matt Deller MW, Sur Lucero MS and MW candidate Vanessa Conlin. Wine Access invests considerable resources ensuring the best wine selection in the country. Therefore, applications for this role are restricted only to Masters of Wine or Master Sommeliers. Chief Wine Officer, Matt Deller MW says “Wine professionals who have earned the MW qualification are a perfect fit for this role. The determination, grit and initiative required to successfully pass these exams are the character traits we need for the Wine Access wine team, as is the level of tasting acuity and understanding of the world of wine.”

Masters of Wine who wish to learn more about this Napa based role, see here
 

 

 

VINISUD 2018 - special offer for MWs

VINSUD.pngVINISUD 2018,  the biggest Mediterranean wine trade show in the world is inviting 15 Masters of Wine to its next edition to be held from the 18 to the 20 of February 2018 in Park des Expositions in Montpellier, France. This 14th edition will highlight the latest initiatives and booming trends in sustainable and responsible wine consumption, production and marketing in addition to our current areas (Wine Mosaïc, permanent tasting with original and rare varieties; Palais Méditerranéen, free space for tasting Mediterranean wine appellations; Sparkling zone; Mediterranean Wine Tourism; Nouvelle Vague dedicated to young wine producers; Master classes space). The special MW package consists of:

  • Reimbursement of the transport costs up to 150€ for European buyer or until 300 Euros for Asian or American buyer
  • Two nights' accommodation in Montpellier for the nights of 17, 18, 19 February
  • Meal tickets
  • VIP badge, benefit from VIP events and lounge during the fair
  • Transfer between Hotel, Vinisud, Airport


This offer is limited to 15 MWs - to take up the offer please email vin@adhes.com by 15 December 2017. After this they will let you know if you have been successful.

 

Winestate digital Magazine - offer for MWs and students

Winestate (6).pngWinestate Magazine are kindly offering all Members and MW students a complimentary digital copy of the latest magazine. Winestate is Australasia’s most respected magazine authority on Australian and New Zealand wines, the industry and wine tourism. Each year Winestate evaluates over 10,000 wines from Australia and New Zealand with judging panels of industry winemaker peers, Master of Wine individuals and industry experts. To read your complimentary copy, click here

 


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Familia Torres joins IMW international supporter community

Torres.pngThe Institute was delighted to welcome Familia Torres as a Supporter in November. From its origins as winegrowers in 1870, Familia Torres has combined tradition and innovation with the aim of making premium wine and brandy, always with the utmost respect for the environment. Fourth generation family member Miguel A. Torres pioneered the planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in Spain, creating 'Mas la Plana' in 1970, and today’s fifth generation is focussed on recovering ancestral Catalan, Spanish and Chilean varieties and continuing to make top quality wines from unique and special vineyards. Familia Torres is also present in Chile, California and other Spanish iconic regions with singular wines and vineyards. Torres is a member of Primum Familiae Vini (also an IMW Supporter), an association of 11 wine families who are among the most prestigious wine producers of their regions.

Miguel Torres Maczassek, fifth generation of the Torres family said: “We are delighted to develop this new partnership as the Institute of Masters of Wine is one of the most famous and admired wine institutions in the world. We very much value the impressive capacity of the IMW organisation and its Members to spread wine knowledge and wine culture to the growing number of wine lovers across the world.” Read the full press release here

 

Supporters' Summit 2017

Supporter Summit.pngThe day after the Annual Awards, the Institute hosted a Supporters’ Summit for the IMW’s trade partners. 18 of the organisations were represented on the day or at the ceremony the night before, which was a great treat, and the largest group we’ve hosted of Supporters organisations. It was also great to be able to show them round the Institute’s offices.

Afterwards one wrote to say it’s clear the Institute is seeing a ‘rebirth’, and it was great that the Institute’s enthusiasm and ambition for the future is recognised. 

At the Summit, we shared Guiding Principles, a document about the role of the Institute and its Supporters, and it was agreed it was a fair reflection of the mutual interests between the Institute and those wine companies the IMW has chosen to work with.

One of the Supporters asked what the other organisations felt they received from their association. There were various responses, which included the associated link not just to excellence, but also the access to some of the finer minds in the global wine world; the opportunity to share learnings and experiences with MWs and students; and the chance to network with like-minded Supporter organisations. Most Supporters were clear they wanted, and expected, the IMW to retain its independence at all times. Despite talking about independence, a suggestion was made that the Institute might choose to solicit advice from existing Supporters about prospective new ones.

Someone used the word ‘sponsor’ while talking about Supporters, and this was immediately challenged. There was a clear consensus that the word ‘Supporter’ is much more suitable, as so many organisations show dedication to the IMW in ways far beyond the purely commercial.

 

Viña Errázuriz awarded best Chilean winery 2017

IErrazuriz (4).pngnaugurating Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate new “Extraordinary Winery Awards”, Institute Supporter Viña Errázuriz was honoured to become Chile’s first recipient of this prestigious accolade, in the category of “Best Chilean Winery 2017”. Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errázuriz, commented: “being considered as the Best Chilean winery by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate is a true honour that we receive with much joy and humbleness. We believe it reflects the consistency of the great quality of our wines along with the commitment to making the best wines from our terroirs and being recognised as a world class producer.” Find out more at www.errazuriz.cl
 

 

Save the Gonzalez Byass UK Portfolio Tasting 2018

GByass (1).pngSave the date! The annual Gonzalez Byass UK Portfolio Tasting will be back in 2018 on Monday 12th February 10am – 5pm at RIBA, London. This once a year event offers the opportunity to taste our entire range of brands from our extensive Spanish wine and sherry offerings to premium brands from across the globe.

More information to be released shortly including which winemakers will be in attendance and details of the superb wine masterclasses which you can attend. To register your attendance, RSVP to events@gbuk - this event is trade only.

 

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Stevie Hawley joins the IMW Executive Team

The Institute's Executive Team has just welcomed another member to its ranks – an Office Administrator. The Institute’s new office in London is proving so popular with organisations from the wine world, the team are busy most days hosting people, and from the New Year will be seeing many weekends and evenings busy too. We have held more than 150 events in Vauxhall since the move at the beginning of this year. Stevie Hawley joined the team today, and will be in charge of the popular events space. If you would like to arrange any meeting for your company in London, please contact her - shawley@mastersofwine.org


 

 
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