• Institute of Masters of Wine celebrates six new MWs

    8 September 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to welcome six new Masters of Wine, from four different countries, into the Membership. The announcement brings the total number of Masters of Wine to 319, in 24 countries.

  • Berry Bros. & Rudd becomes Institute Principal Supporter

    3 September 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce that Berry Bros. & Rudd has become a Principal Supporter of the Institute. Berry Bros. & Rudd joins AXA Millésimes, the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, The Madame Bollinger Foundation and Waitrose as a Principal Supporter.

  • Top wines and rising stars shine in first-ever Institute tasting of American Cabernets

    1 September 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine (North America) organized their first broad survey tasting of American Cabernet on 30 June 2014 in San Francisco. Modeled on the Institute’s Claret Tasting, American MWs gathered over 80 different producers to show their top wines to an appreciative audience at San Francisco’s Ferry Building. The tasting featured an uncommon range of wines, with both top producers and rising stars represented.

  • Peter Csizmadia-Honigh to leave the Institute

    14 July 2014

    Peter Csizmadia-Honigh is leaving the Institute of Masters of Wine after nine years as its Education Manager.

  • Seven New Zealand Masters of Wine bring Master Class to Auckland

    17 June 2014

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is holding an MW Master Class open day event, in Auckland on Monday, 18 August 2014 to raise awareness of its study programme in Australasia and to provide information to prospective students.


  1. 10th Annual IMW (North America) Champagne Tasting

    29 September 2014

    This is the tenth anniversary for this event, the largest and most prestigious tasting of champagne in North America

  2. IMW Comparative Wine Tasting with Georg J. Riedel

    29 September 2014

    As a major supporter of the Institute of Masters of Wine, Riedel is delighted to host a private and exclusive comparative tasting for members, students and their guests in London this September.

  3. American Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting

    10 October 2014

    A walkaround tasting of more than 75 wines from many exceptional producers from across America

  4. 21 Club Lunch

    13 October 2014

    A reunion lunch for Masters of Wine who became Members of the Institute more than 21 years ago

  5. Annual Madeira Producers Tasting

    28 October 2014

    Top Madeira wine producers , including Barbeito, , Henriques & Henriques, the Madeira Wine Company (Blandy's) and Justino’s, will be showing their latest releases and ranges at an Open Tasting at the Portuguese Embassy.

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

Amy Christine MW and JMVLearn more about the annual examination, held in London, Sydney and Napa, which confers the right to the initials 'MW'

The MW Exam

Our Supporters

  • AXA Millesimes Austrian Wine Marketing Board Waitrose Madame Bollinger Foundation Accolade Wines
  • Vins et Vignobles Dourthe Istituto Grandi Marchi Jackson Family Wines Maison Louis Jadot Napa Valley Vintners
  • Riedel Crystal Taransaud Villa Maria Vina Errazuriz The Vintners' Company
  • Berry Bros Conseil de Grands Crus Classes Gonzalez Byass Lallemand Schloss Vollrads
  • Sudtirol/Alto Adige Symington Family Estates William Fevre

A global qualification

Jane Masters 60th dinnerOur membership consists of 312 Masters of Wine in 24 countries.

Our student body come from 32 countries, and we run seminars, course days, and events all over the world.

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