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Introductory course: La Rioja



The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with La Fundación para la Cultura del Vino, is organising an introductory course to be held in La Rioja, Spain in April 2024.

The course will be led by, amongst others, Jonas Tofterup MW. He 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, including a wide variety of wines from around the world.

Attendees who are eligible to apply to the MW study programme in May 2024 will be given a discounted rate from the normal application fee should they choose to apply.

Date: 19 and 20 April 2024

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

Open to: Wine professionals from all around the world who are interested in undertaking the MW study programme

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: €650 including VAT, two lunches and one dinner on 19 April. For those who register before 1 April, an early bird fee of €550 will apply.

Participants will be expected to arrange their own transportation to and from the venue, and their own accommodation in the area.

There are 25 spaces, which will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

When you have registered for the course, please pay here. After registering, candidates will receive all further information from La Fundación.

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