The six theory only candidates gathered for a week of essay writing, lectures, winery visits and the occasional tasting in Deidesheim. Supported once again by the VDP, the German Wine Institute and the City of Neustadt, the seminar was housed in the magnificent Von Winning winery.
Steve Charters MW, Phil Reedman MW, Rod Smith MW and Neil Tully MW were MWs in attendance. Much of their time was spent marking essays and providing feedback to the candidates.
Alison Flemming MW hosted a visit by the students to Reh Kendemann, which provided invaluable insights for paper 3. Con Simos from AWRI presented a winemaking session, which was greatly appreciated by the less technically-minded candidates. Each evening the VDP and the German Wine Institute organised tastings and visits. Candidates and MWs visited various estates and enjoyed generous hospitality.
A personal thank you to: the candidates for their enthusiasm and active participation in the seminar, the MWs who attended and provided the candidates with such amazing support, the IMW staff who coordinated the logistics, and the seminar sponsors who hosted us.