Every year and around the world the Institute holds introductory courses and hour long information sessions to raise awareness of the MW Study Programme and to provide information to prospective students.

The introduction course offers a two day induction to the programme, with MW-led tastings and theory sessions. Information sessions provide an overview of the study programme and an opportunity to ask any questions you might have. 

For more information about the introduction course please contact Angus Brook, Education Officer. 

For more details on the information sessions, please contact Olivier Chapman, Head of Study Programme and Development. 

  1. Information session: ProWein

    17 March 2019  | Germany

    Information session

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is presenting an introduction to the IMW and the MW study programme on Sunday 17 March 2019 at ProWein, in Düsseldorf.

  2. Introductory course: Napa

    25 - 26 March 2019  | USA

    Introduction course

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with Constellation Brands, a Principal Supporter of the Institute, is organizing an MW Introductory Course in Napa, California.

  3. Introductory course: Alava, Spain

    7 - 8 April 2019

    Introduction course

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with La Fundación para la Cultura del Vino, is organising an Introductory to the Master of Wine Study Programme to be held in Alava, Spain in April 2019. The class is open to individuals from anywhere in the world. All classes will be delivered in English.

  4. Introductory course: Rheingau, Germany

    25 - 28 April 2019  | Germany

    Introduction course

    The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with VDP.Die Prädikatsweingüter is organising an MW introductory course to be held in the Rheingau region in April 2019.

  5. Introductory course: London

    23 - 24 May 2019  | London

    Introduction course

    The Institute of Masters of Wine is organising an Introductory course to the MW study programme to be held at the Institute's headquarters in London.

  6. Introductory course: Alto Adige, Italy

    24 - 26 May 2019  | Italy

    Introduction course

    The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW), in collaboration with the Istituto del Vino Italiano di Qualità - Grandi Marchi, will be organising its 8th consecutive MW introductory course in Italy in 2019 which will be hosted by Alois Lageder Winery in Magrè, Bolzano.

For an overview of past outreach and recruitment activities, see:

Annual Review 2017-2018 (8MB)