Institute events

Every year and around the world the Institute hosts events which offer an unparalleled opportunity to taste with and learn from the experts. Our tastings and seminars are almost always open to members of the public, who have a serious interest in wine. Click on the individual listings below for further information and to book. You can also subscribe to our mailing list.


  1. Considering Merlot panel tasting

    27 October 2018  | San Francisco


    The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) will hold a panel tasting of top Californian Merlot-based wines at the Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco on Saturday 27 October 2018.

  2. MW dinner and get together

    27 October 2018  | San Francisco

    Member event

    IMWNA sponsored Members only dinner and get together at China Live, San Francisco.

  3. Cru Beaujolais seminar

    2 November 2018  | Colorado


    A special Cru Beaujolais seminar featuring Doug Frost MW, Ashley Hausman MW and Mary Margaret McCamic MW.

  4. Annual awards ceremony

    6 November 2018  | London

    Member event

    This 2018 annual reception will start at 1730 with a glass or two of Bollinger and will then be followed by the awards ceremony at 1830 (Members only event).

  5. Annual Claret tasting (2014 vintage)

    6 November 2018  | London


    Tickets are now on sale for Institute's most eagerly anticipated tasting of the year, the Annual Claret tasting. Open to anyone who wishes to buy a ticket.

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Events blog

Read reviews of our most recent events and trips by Masters of Wine here.

Events video archive

We film most of our seminars to create an online educational resource, offering insights into wine. You can access our archive of videos here.

Events terms & conditions

You can read the events terms and conditions here.

Looking to hire an event space? 

If you're in the wine trade, you could use the Institute's event space for tastings, seminars or meetings. To find out more email