PRESS RELEASE: 5 new Masters of Wine announced

29 Feb 16

LONDON, 29 FEBRUARY 2016 – The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce five new Members have joined the Institute. The new Masters of Wine (MWs) hail from four countries – Czech Republic, Israel, Malaysia, and Switzerland. They include a wine maker, two wine buyers, a marketing manager and the owner of a hospitality training business.

The new Masters of Wine are Ivan Barbic MW (Switzerland); Eran Pick MW (Israel); Jan Schwarzenbach MW (Switzerland); Lenka Sedlackova MW (Czech Republic, currently based in the UK); and Stephen Wong MW (Malaysian-born, now living in New Zealand). For biographies, see the full press release.
The Masters of Wine Examination consists of 3 stages, including Theory and Practical Exams, and culminates in the submission of a final Research Paper, an in-depth study on a wine-related topic from any area of the sciences, arts, humanities, or social sciences.
Ivan Barbic MWIvan Barbic MW

Eran Pick MWEran Pick MW

Jan Swatzenbach MWJan Schwarzenbach MW

Lenka Sedlackova MWLenka Sedlackova MW

(Czech Republic, currently lives in UK)
Stephen Wong MWStephen Wong MW

(Malaysia, currently lives in New Zealand)

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