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ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

New Masters of Wine are announced twice a year, in February/March and in August/September. The new crop for that year is then officially welcomed to the IMW membership at the annual awards ceremony in November. The occasion, which takes place at Vintners’ Hall, London, celebrates the inauguration of the new MWs and recognises individual excellence in areas of the MW exam. Masters of Wine from around the globe fly into London for the occasion to welcome the new ‘MW vintage’.

RECENT CEREMONIES

2019

2018

2017

AWARD WINNERS

Individual awards were first introduced to the ceremony in 1979. Over the years, the awards have been sponsored by IMW supporters and our friends in the wine trade.

Bollinger Medal
For excellence in tasting
1988-present

Villa Maria Award
For the best viticulture paper
1994-present

Robert Mondavi Award
For best performance in the theory papers
1997-present

Errazuriz Award
For the best overall result in the business of wine paper
1999-2018

Noval Award
For the best research paper (previously dissertation)
2001-present

IMW Outstanding Achievement Award
Sponsored by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board
2010-present

Taransaud Tonnellerie Award
For excellence in the production and handling of wine paper
2010-present

2010 – Rhys Pender MW
2011 – Clemency Yates MW
2013 – Anne McHale MW
2014 – Natasha Hughes MW
2015 – Victoria Burt MW
2016 – Stephen Wong MW
2017 – Nova Cadamatre MW
2018 – Job de Swart MW
2019 – Christine Marsiglio MW

Chairman’s Award
For the top performance in the business of wine paper
2019-present

Tim Derouet Memorial 
Foundation Award
For the best overall exam result
1979-1993

Safeway Award
For excellence in the marketing paper
1992-1996

J. Sainsbury Plc Award
For an outstanding dissertation
1994-1999

Robert Oatley Bursary
For the best essay
1994-1999

Domaines Listel Award
For the best vinification paper 
1994-1997

Tesco Award
For the best quality control/quality assurance paper 
1996-2007

The Deinhard Award
For an outstanding dissertation
2002-2003