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Introductory course: Porto


The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with Martin’s Wine Advisor, is organising an introductory course to be held in Porto, Portugal in February 2024.

The course will be led by two Masters of Wine 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. In addition, participants will be able to access a range of additional opportunities in Porto before and after the seminar.

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: 26 and 27 February 2024

Location: The Lodge Hotel, at R. de Serpa Pinto 60, 4400-307 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. For more information about the hotel, see here.

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: €750 including VAT, two lunches and one dinner on 26 February.

Participants will be expected to arrange their own transportation to and from the venue, and their own accommodation in the area. If they wish to stay in the Lodge Hotel, a special rate may be available.

This event has now sold out. Please contact to be put on a waiting list.

When you have registered for the course, you will be sent an invoice from the Institute of Masters of Wine.

Questions? Please contact