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11 New Masters of Wine Announced

11 New Masters of Wine Announced

The total number of Masters of Wine in the world has reached 300 for the first time in the title’s history.

The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to confirm that 11 new Masters of Wine have qualified following the results of its 2011 examination, held in June. The news brings the Institute’s membership to 300 with Masters of Wine resident in 23 different countries.

Lynne Sherriff MW, Chairman of the Institute said: ““We are delighted to welcome the 11 new Masters of Wine to our international community. I warmly and sincerely congratulate them on their amazing achievement and I am sure that each will be an excellent ambassador for wine and contribute to the continuing development of the Institute in the years ahead.”

The 11 new Masters of Wine, their nationality and country of residence are:
Michele Anderson MW (Australian living in USA)
Christy Canterbury MW (USA national and resident)
Sam Caporn MW (UK national and resident)
Mary Gorman-McAdams MW (Irish living in USA)
Andy Howard MW (UK national and resident)
Emma Jenkins MW (New Zealand national and resident)
Richard Kershaw MW (British living in South Africa)
Paul Liversedge MW (British living in Switzerland)
Caro Maurer MW (German national and resident)
Mai Tanaka MW (Japanese living in UK)
Clem Yates MW (UK national and resident)

In addition to those listed above, the first two new Masters of Wine in 2011 were announced in May, after completing their dissertations. They were:
Antony Moss MW (UK national and resident)
Dr. Liz Thach MW (USA national and resident)

In order to use the title Master of Wine a candidate must pass the theory and practical elements of the annual Masters of Wine Examination and complete a 10,000-word dissertation based upon original research.