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MW Study Programme Wines 2016-2017

MW Study Programme Wines 2016-2017

The Institute of Masters of Wine would like to thank all those who generously supplied wines to the 2016-17 MW Study Programme. The wines were featured at over 30 Course Days throughout the academic year and at five residential Seminars in Adelaide (Australia), San Francisco (USA), Rust (Austria), Bordeaux (France) and Berkshire (UK).

Both the Course Days and Seminars were attended by MW students from 40 countries, and by over 80 Masters of Wine. The wines were used for tastings and mock exams which guide students’ preparation for both the Stage 1 Assessment and the MW Examination.

In June this year 150 students sat the MW Examination and over 90 students took the Stage 1 Assessment in London, San Francisco and Sydney. There are over 340 students from around the world on the Study Programme.

The supply of the below wines ensures the Institute can continue to offer the best possible experience to students on their journey to becoming a Master of Wine.

Course Day – Paper 1

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay  2014  Errazuriz
  William Fèvre Petit Chablis  2014  William Fèvre
  Kim Crawford Chardonnay “Wild Grace” Small Parcels, Hawkes Bay  2013  Kim Crawford
  Domaine du Tunnel Saint-Péray Roussanne  2014  Lay & Wheeler
  D’Arenberg Money Spider Roussanne,  2015  Enotria & Coe
  Les Pierres Rousses Vouvray  2014  H2Vin
  Château du Cléray Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre et Maine  2015  Gerard Bertrand
  Sancerre Les Marennes  2015  H2Vin
  Susana Balbo Crios Torrontés  2016  Wines of Argentina
  Réné Muré Côte de Rouffach Gewurztraminer  2013  CIVA
  Pieropan Classico Soave  2015  Soave Consortium
  Picpoul de Pinet Gerard Bertrand  2015  Hallgarten

Seminar – Paper 1

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Kendermanns Limited Edition Riesling  2015  Reh Kendermann
  Famille Hugel Estate, Riesling  2012  Hugel/PFV
  Tim Adams, Riesling  2015  Australian Wine Agencies
  Chateau Ste. Michelle and Ernst Loosen, Eroica, Riesling  2014  Chateau Ste Michelle
  Cillar de Silos, El Quintanal, Verdejo  2015  FCV
  Luis Cañas Blanco Fermentado en Barrica  2015  Alliance Wine
  Jordan Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay  2015  Wines of South Africa
  Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs, Chenin Blanc  2015  Wines of South Africa
  Iona, Sauvignon Blanc  2015  Alliance Wine
  R & A Pfaffl, Hundsleiten Gruner Veltliner Reserve  2015  Austrian Wine Marketing Board
  Szent Tamás, Mád Dry Furmint  2015  Szent Tamás
  Gaia Wild Ferment, Assyrtiko  2015  Gaia Wild Ferment/Novum

Course Day – Paper 2

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  The Society’s Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage  2014  Wine Society
  Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhône Réserve  2014  PFV
  Famille Perrin Chateauneuf du Pape, Les Sinards  2013  PFV
  Cornas Pied la Vigne Colombo 2014  2014  Hatch Mansfield
  Doña Paula Estate Malbec 2015  2015  Santa Rita
  Pascal Verhaeghe Héritage Cahors Cuvée Cèdre  2014  Lea Sandeman
  Leftfield Malbec  2014  Hatch Mansfield
  Masi Costasera Amarone Classico DOCG  2011  IGM
  Esterházy Classic Blaufränkisch  2014  Austrian Wine Marketing Board
  Ravenswood County Series Lodi  2014  Ravenswood
  Henry Fessy Brouilly  2014  Louis Latour
  Réné Muré Clos St Landelin Pinot Noir  2013  CIVA

Seminar – Paper 2

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Blackwater Hinterland, Cinsault  2015  Blackwater
  Yabby Lake Vineyard, Single Vineyard Pinot Noir  2014  Yabby Lake
  Shaw and Smith, Shiraz  2014  Shaw and Smith
  Yalumba, Old Bush Vine, Grenache  2014  Negociants
  Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, To Kalon Vineyard  2012  Constellation
  Domaine Rocheville, Saumur-Champigny  2014  Dreyfus Ashby
  Antinori, Tenuta Guado al Tasso Cont’Ugo, Merlot  2013  IGM
  Altos Las Hormigas, Malbec Clasico  2014  Santa Rita
  Famille Sichel, Château Angludet  2011  Famille Sichel
  Domaine Sébastien Magnien, Les Echards, Volnay  2014  Hatch Mansfield
  Albert Bichot, Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes  2014  Albert Bichot
  Albert Bichot, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Château-Gris  2014  Albert Bichot

Course Day – Paper 3

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Weingut Wegeler, Gutssekt Riesling, Sekt Brut  NV  Wegeler/VDP
  Ridgeview Cavendish, Brut  2013  Ridgeview
  Monte delle Vigne Lambrusco Classico  NV  Lay & Wheeler
  Domaine J Laurens ‘Le Moulin’ Brut Blanquette de Limoux  NV  Boutinot
  Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Shiraz  NV  Pernod Ricard
  Leitz Rüdesheimer Berg Roseneck Spätlese  2014  ABS wines
  Domaine des Baumard, Quarts de Chaume  2009  Alliance Wine
  Barbadillo, Manzanilla Solear  NV  Barbadillo
  Gonzalez Byass, Solera 1847, Oloroso Dulce Sherry  NV  Gonzalez Byass
  Blandy’s Duke of Clarence Rich Madeira  NV  Blandy’s
  Gonzalez Byass, Del Duque VORS Amontillado 30 Year Old  NV  Gonzalez Byass
  Blandy’s 10 Year Old Sercial Madeira  NV  Blandy’s

Seminar – Paper 3

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  René Jolly, Blanc de Noirs, Brut, Champagne  NV  ABS Wines
  Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, Blanc de Blancs Cuvée oenophile 1er Cru non-dosé, Extra Brut, Champagne  2008  Armit
  Domaine Alphonse Mellot, La Moussière, Rosé, Sancerre  2015  Dreyfus Ashby
  Innocent Bystander, Pink Moscato  2015  Liberty
  Gallo, White Zinfandel  2015  Gallo
  Muga, Rioja Rosada  2015  Waitrose
  Kabaj Rebula  2012  Rebula
  Penfolds Grandfather 20yo Rare Tawny  NV  Accolade
  Angelorum Recioto Classico DOCG  2012  IGM
  Taylor’s Late Bottle Vintage  2011  Taylor’s
  Inniskillin, Riesling Icewine, Niagara Estate, VQA  2014  Constellation
  Wiltinger braune Kupp Auslese, Le Gallais, Egon Müller, VDP  2015  PFV

Course day – Mixed flight

  Wine  Vintage  Donor/Supplier
  Pol Roger  2006  Liberty
  Ayala – NV Champagne  NV  Bollinger/Metzendorff
  Viognier – Guigal Cotes du Rhône Blanc  2015  Guigal
  Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier  2015  Yalumba
  Cline North Coast Viognier  2015  Cline/Boutinot
  Craggy Range Te Kahu 2013 Gimblett Gravels  2013  Craggy Range
  Les Griffons de Pichon-Baron, Château Pichon Longueville Baron  2014  AXA Millésimes
  Chateau Pichon Baron  2014  AXA Millésimes
  Warwick Estate Trilogy  2012  Wines of South Africa
  Taylor’s Ruby Port  Taylor’s
  Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos 2004 Vintage Port  2004  Symington Family Estates
  Mas Amiel Vintage Maury Domaine Mas Amiel  2013  Sandeman

Seminar – Mixed flight

  Wine  Vintage  Supplier
  Freixenet, Cordon Negro Brut, D.O. Cava  NV  Freixenet
  Bisol, Crede, Spumante Brut Prosecco  NV  Bisol
  Stella Bella, Semillion, Sauvignon Blanc  2015  Alliance Wine
  Domaine Patrick Vauvy, Sauvignon de Touraine  2015  Alliance Wine
  Tyrrell’s Single Vineyard HVD Semillon  2010  Fell’s
  Château Olivier, Grand Cru Classé  2013  Charles Sichel
  Torres Perpetual, Priorat  2014  PFV
  Symingtons, Altano Organic  2014  Symington Family Estates
  CVNE Imperial, Rioja Gran Reserva  2009  CVNE
  Descendientes de J Palacios, Pétalos  2014  FCV
  Szent Tamás, Aszú 6 puttonyos, Tokaji  2009  Szent Tamás
  Château des Arroucats  2015  Charles Sichel



For more information please contact:
Sarah Kirkpatrick
Marketing and Communications Manager
Institute of Masters of Wine
+44 (0)207 383 9131

Masters of Wine Endowment Fund Auction

Masters of Wine Endowment Fund Auction

A benefit dinner and auction to raise money for the Institute of Masters of Wine’s Endowment Fund will be held at the international auction house Bonhams on Thursday 16 November 2017.

A number of Super Lots, comprising exclusive experiences from the great wine regions of the world, will be sold at the live auction on the night with a further 100 Lots offered online from 1 November 2017. Bidders will compete on the night for some spectacular Super Lots including:

  • The Champagne Bollinger Super Lot, donated by The Madame Bollinger Foundation, for up to eight guests to travel VIP to Bollinger, stay in luxury accommodation and be treated to a dinner at Les Crayeres, Reims. It includes a private lunch at Madame Bollinger’s House with specially selected champagnes, private tour of the cellars and vineyards with Chef de Caves – Gilles Descotes – and an incredible bottle of 1914 Vintage Bollinger.
  • An exclusive stay for two couples at Le Pin and Cheval Blanc plus visits and meals at the acknowledged five greats of the Right Bank; Le Pin, Petrus, Lafleur, Cheval Blanc and Ausone. The visits will include tastings of unique special bottles and the successful bidder and guests will also receive a Double Magnum of Le Pin 2010, a Double Magnum of Château Ausone 2005, two Magnums of Château Lafleur 2005 and Château Cheval Blanc 2005 and a Magnum of Petrus 2005.
  • Curated by Air New Zealand, a bespoke 10-day tour of a selection of the vineyards of NZ that have had wines selected for the Air New Zealand Fine Wine Selection. The tour will include two return business class fares, air and car travel in New Zealand, accommodation and meals. The tour will be hosted by Masters of Wine with private tastings with many of NZ’s great winemakers. A special wooden case selection of 48 rare bottles, which have never been collected together before, will also be shipped to the successful bidder.

In addition to giving guests the opportunity to bid for the once-in-a-lifetime Super Lots, the dinner on the night will showcase rare and exceptional wines. A limited number of tables are available and demand is understandably high. Enquiries for tables should be sent to the Institute’s Executive Director, Penny Richards

Chairman of the Institute, Jane Masters MW said, “The Endowment Fund will enable the Institute to extend its range of activities in the global wine world, enhance the support it gives to Members worldwide and encourage the Masters of Wine of the future. We are immensely grateful to our Members, Supporters and friends in the wine trade who have donated so generously to our auction at Bonhams, and are looking forward to a fantastic and successful evening.”

Bonhams International Director of Wine, Richard Harvey MW commented, “As strong advocates of the IMW, Bonhams is delighted to be hosting this event to help raise money for such a worthwhile initiative. The rigorous standards set by the Institute have contributed hugely to the reputation of the modern wine business in all its facets, and the Endowment Fund will secure the important work of the Institute worldwide for many years to come.”


For more information contact:
Sarah Kirkpatrick
Head of Marketing, Communications and Membership
Institute of Masters of Wine
+44 (0)207 383 9131