The MW Examination Wines

13 Jun 16

The Institute of Masters of Wine has published the list of wines used in the 2016 Practical Examination.

The full list can be found here, along with the accompanying questions and all of the questions from the Theory component of the MW Examination.

A record number of students took the Theory and Practical element of the MW Examination from 7 June to 10 June 2016 in London, San Francisco and Sydney.

In addition to the MW Examination, over 90 students sat the Stage 1 Assessment in Sydney, London and San Francisco on 6 June 2016. The Stage 1 Assessment is a one-day examination comprising a 12 wine blind-tasting exam in the morning and a Theory exam in the afternoon. Progression to Stage 2 of the MW Study Programme is dependent on success in the Stage 1 Assessment.

The list of wines and questions used in the Stage 1 Assessment can be found here.

Applications to join the MW Study Programme are now open until 22 July 2016. Find out more and apply here.



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Notes to Editors:

The Institute of Masters of Wine is a professional body with an unsurpassed international reputation. The Masters of Wine (MWs) hold the most respected title in the world of wine. The Institute promotes excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community.
MWs have proved their understanding of all aspects of wine by passing the MW Examination, recognised worldwide for its rigour and high standards. In addition to passing the Examination, MWs are required to sign the Code of Conduct before they are entitled to the initials MW. The Code of Conduct requires MWs to act with honesty and integrity, and use every opportunity to share their understanding of wine with others.

There are 341 Masters of Wine today, working in 25 countries. The Membership encompasses winemakers, buyers, journalists, shippers, business owners, consultants, academics, and wine educators. There are over 320 students, from 36 countries, in the Master of Wine Study Programme. 
The Institute runs courses, events and examinations on four continents. A record number of students took the MW Examination in June 2016, in three cities round the world.

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