2018 MW examination wines revealed

11 Jun 18

The Institute of Masters of Wine has published the list of wines used in the 2018 practical examination.

The full list of wines can be found here, along with the accompanying questions. The list also shows the questions from the theory component of the stage 2 MW examination.

Over 160 students sat the theory and practical exams from 5 June to 8 June in London, San Francisco and Sydney. Over the four days students had three 12-wine blind tasting practical papers and five theory papers on the subjects of viticulture; vinification and pre-bottling procedures; handling of wines; the business of wine; and contemporary issues.

The practical and theory exams form the second stage of the MW study programme. The first step is the stage 1 assessment, a one-day examination comprising a 12-wine blind tasting exam in the morning and a theory exam in the afternoon. Over 100 students sat the stage 1 assessment in London, San Francisco and Sydney on 4 June. Students can only progress to stage 2 of the MW study programme by successfully passing this assessment.

The list of wines and questions used in the stage 1 assessment can be found here.

Those who successfully pass the stage 2 theory and practical examinations will progress to stage 3. This final stage of the MW study programme is the research paper.

Applications to join the MW study programme are now open until 17 July 2018. To find out more and apply see www.mastersofwine.org/apply.


For more information contact:
Sarah Kirkpatrick
Marketing and Communications Manager
Institute of Masters of Wine
+44 (0)207 383 9131

Notes to Editors:

About the Institute of Masters of Wine

The Institute of Masters of Wine is a membership organisation with an unsurpassed international reputation. The Masters of Wine (MWs) hold the most respected title in the world of wine. The IMW 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 a code of conduct before they are entitled to use 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 currently 370 Masters of Wine today, working in 28 countries. The membership encompasses winemakers, buyers, journalists, shippers, business owners, consultants, academics, and wine educators. There are over 350 students in the MW study programme from over 40 countries.



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