Annual awards ceremony
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One ticket per MW only
After a hiatus in 2020, we are delighted to host the annual awards ceremony this December. We will celebrate MWs from both the 2020 and 2021 vintages, plus we will honour the MWs who have reached their 50th and 60th MW anniversaries.
Due to venue capacity and travel restrictions, an additional ceremony has been added to the IMW calendar on 23 March 2022. Below, you can see the MWs who will be honoured at each ceremony.
Following the additional March event in 2022, we expect the awards ceremony to resume as usual to one event at the end of each year.
We will also be presenting prizes to individual MWs of the 2020 vintage who have shone in particular parts of the MW exam during the December ceremony.
Individual prizes for the 2021 vintage will be awarded at the ceremony in March.
Space at the venue is limited, so registrations are essential if you wish to attend. Once the event reaches full capacity, you will be added to the waitlist and notified if spaces become available.
Please take the time to read through the COVID-19 guidelines below, as you must to adhere to these if you wish to attend the ceremony.
For the first time, the awards ceremony will be live-streamed should you not be able to attend.
The Bordeaux tasting (2016 vintage) will take place in the morning at Vintners’ Hall. As an MW, you’ll have priority to purchase tickets before these go on general sale. You can purchase your tickets from Thursday 21 October at 14:00 BST.
17:30 – Bollinger reception
18:30 – Awards ceremony (followed by a drinks reception with canapés)
21:00 – Close
Registering for the awards
All Masters of Wine are eligible to attend the annual awards ceremony at no cost. However, capacity is strictly limited, and attendance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. MWs may register ONE ticket – any duplicate orders will be deleted. MWs receiving awards do not need to re-register if you have already confirmed your attendance and guests with the IMW office. Select the ‘Add to basket’ button at the top of the page to register. If you have any dietary or venue requirements (e.g. lift access), please disclose this during registration.
If the event is at capacity, please email Belinda Eaton, firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
MWs who will be honoured at each ceremony (subject to change)
|1 December 2021||Mike Best MW||2020||United Kingdom|
|1 December 2021||Vanessa Conlin MW||2020||United States|
|1 December 2021||Róisín Curley MW||2020||Ireland|
|1 December 2021||Tracey Dobbin MW||2020||France|
|1 December 2021||Christophe Heynen MW||2020||Belgium|
|1 December 2021||Elizabeth Kelly MW||2020||United Kingdom|
|1 December 2021||Ido Lewinsohn MW||2020||Israel|
|1 December 2021||Lin Liu MW||2020||France|
|1 December 2021||William Lowe MW||2020||United Kingdom|
|1 December 2021||Curtis Mann MW||2020||United States|
|1 December 2021||Ray O’Connor MW||2020||United Kingdom|
|1 December 2021||Beth Pearce MW||2020||United Kingdom|
|1 December 2021||Adam Porter MW||2020||United Kingdom|
|1 December 2021||Philip Goodband MW||1970||United States|
|23 March 2022||Beans Boughton MW||2020||United Arab Emirates|
|23 March 2022||Jacqueline Cole Blisson MW||2020||Canada|
|23 March 2022||Heidi Iren Hansen MW||2020||Norway|
|23 March 2022||Pasi Ketolainen MW||2020||Finland|
|23 March 2022||Annette Lacey MW||2020||Australia|
|23 March 2022||Geoffrey Moss MW||2020||Canada|
|23 March 2022||Ross Wise MW||2020||Canada|
|23 March 2022||James Doidge MW||2021||United Kingdom|
|23 March 2022||Gabriele Gorelli MW||2021||Italy|
|23 March 2022||Susan Lin MW||2021||United States|
|23 March 2022||Álvaro Ribalta MW||2021||Spain|
|23 March 2022||Tze Sam MW||2021||United Kingdom|
|23 March 2022||Kryss Speegle MW||2021||United States|
|23 March 2022||Claire Blackler MW||2021||United Kingdom|
|23 March 2022||Michael Henley MW||2021||New Zealand|
|23 March 2022||Moritz Nikolaus Lueke MW||2021||Germany|
|23 March 2022||Clare Tooley MW||2021||United States|
|23 March 2022||Melissa Saunders MW||2021||United States|
|23 March 2022||Siobhan Turner MW||2021||United Kingdom|
|1 November 2022||Duane Coates MW||2020||Australia|
|1 November 2022||Louise Wilson MW||2020||Canada|
|1 November 2022||Sophie Parker-Thomson MW||2021||New Zealand|
IMW Chair’s Award – for top performance in the business of wine paper
Taransaud Tonnellerie Award – for excellent knowledge in the production and handling of wine paper
Villa Maria Award – for outstanding knowledge and understanding of viticulture
Robert Mondavi Winery Award – for best performance across all of the theory papers
Madame Bollinger Medal – for extraordinary tasting ability
The Noval Award – for the best research paper
IMW Outstanding Achievement Award – for exceptional performance in all areas of the MW exam
MW 50th anniversaries (1970-2020)
Philip Goodband MW
John Salvi MW
Sarah Morphew Stephen MW
MW 50th anniversaries (1971-2021)
Nick Clarke MW
Clive Coates MW
The attendee acknowledges the risk associated with attending live events and agrees that the IMW is not liable for illness. The IMW operates in accordance with government guidelines but reserves the right to include additional measures for the safety of guests and staff.
All guests attending this event must adhere to the following:
- Masks must be worn upon arrival at the venue. These may be removed after registration is complete.
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours must be provided upon entry.
- Either a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) OR lateral flow test (LFT also known as rapid test) is permitted.
- For self-administered tests please register the negative result as per the instructions on the pack to receive the confirmation text/email. Show the text/email at registration.
- For administered tests please show the negative test certificate/email at registration.
- Lateral flow tests are readily available free of charge in the UK. You can request these through the NHS or collect from most pharmacies. Find out more here.
- If you are travelling to the event and already require a negative flight for your test this may be eligible. Please confirm with Belinda Eaton, email@example.com
Digital awards ceremony 2020
Date and Time
Start: 1 December 2021, 17:30 GMT
End: 1 December 2021, 21:00 GMT
68 Upper Thames Street