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Introductory course


This event has been cancelled.

We are looking to organise some online introductory courses in the future. Once scheduled, these will be listed on our events page. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Harrison, Head of Study Programme and Development at


The Institute of Masters of Wine is 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.

Open to: Interested professionals 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 fee: €629.20 including VAT, two lunches and one dinner