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Introductory course: Würzburg and Mainz

Description

The Institute of Masters of Wine and VDP.Die Prädikatsweingüter are organising an introductory course to be held in Würzburg and Mainz, Germany in April 2023.

The course, which is open to 20 participants, will be led by Caro Maurer MW and Thomas Curtius MW. They will explain the MW approach to the exam 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.

As well as tastings throughout the day, evening dinners are included as part of the programme and these will provide further tasting opportunities led by MWs and VDP.Winegrowers.

Programme
Download a copy of the programme here.

Eligibility
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.

Fees
€950 including accommodation (20-24 April) at Hotel Meisnerhof in Erlabrunn and at Favorite Parkhotel in Mainz as well as a shuttle from Würzburg to the hotel on arrival.

Optional extra
On the 24 April there is the option to stay on and attend VDP.Weinbörse in Mainz. It is the largest international fair for top German wines. Participants of the introductory course are very welcome to stay one night extra by invitation of the VDP. Return shuttle to the airport or accommodation for the night of the 24th is not included.

Register to attend
Contact Katharina Huber at k.huber@vdp.de

Questions about the MW study programme
Contact Sarah Harrison, IMW head of study programme and development at sharrison@mastersofwine.org

Image: © Peter Bender by VDP