Introductory course: La Rioja

20 - 21 March 2020  | Spain

We are organising an introductory course, in collaboration with La Fundación para la Cultura del Vino, to be held in La Rioja, Spain in March 2020.

The course will be led by, amongst others, Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW. They will explain the MW approach to the examination syllabus with a special focus on the writing and tasting skills required to become a Master of Wine. The class will include several tastings of different wines from different regions of the world.

Attendees who are eligible to join the MW study programme in June 2020 will be given a discounted rate from the normal application fee.

Date: 20 and 21 March 2020

Location: Bodegas Muga, Avda. Vizcaya 2, Barrio de la Estación, 26200 Haro, La Rioja, Spain

Open to: Interested professionals from all around the world who are highly motivated in relation to the wine world and the culture of wine

The whole class will be given in English. Meeting the requirements for the MW study programme is not a prerequisite for attending the weekend, however, attendees wishing to be considered for entry to the MW study programme must meet the entrance requirements – see here for more information.

Non-refundable early bird fee: €556.60 including VAT, two lunches and one dinner (registrations made before 24 February 2020)

Non-refundable fee: €629.20 including VAT, two lunches and one dinner

Questions? Please contact María Gasca Elósegui


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

Annual Review 2018-2019


IMW videos

We have lots of fabulous footage of IMW Symposia, seminars and ceremonies - just to name a few.

Follow this link to view our videos