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Introductory course: Washington DC



The Institute of Masters of Wine, is organising an introductory course to be held in Washington DC, USA in May 2023.

The course will be led by Jay Youmans MW, Caroline Hermann MW and Joshua Grainer 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, including a wide variety of wines from around the world.

Attendees who are eligible to apply to the MW study programme in May 2023 will be given a discounted rate from the normal application fee should they choose to apply.

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

The 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 two lunches and one dinner on 5 May.

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

There are 20 spaces, which will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. An invoice will be issued on registration.

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