2019 MW examination questions and wines revealed
The Institute of Masters of Wine has published the questions from the 2019 MW examination, including the list of wines for the practical (tasting) part of the examination.
The full list of wines can be found here, along with the accompanying questions. The list also shows the questions from the theory component of the MW exam.
From 3 June to 7 June 160 students sat the theory and practical exams in London, San Francisco and Adelaide. Over four days students had three 12-wine blind practical papers and five theory papers on the subjects of viticulture; vinification and pre-bottling procedures; handling of wines; the business of wine; and contemporary issues.
The practical and theory exams form the second stage of the MW study programme. The first step is the stage 1 assessment, a one-day examination comprising a 12-wine blind tasting exam in the morning and a theory exam in the afternoon. Over 110 students sat the stage 1 assessment in London, San Francisco and Adelaide on 2 and 3 June. Students can only progress to stage 2 of the MW study programme by successfully passing this assessment.
The list of wines and questions used in the stage 1 assessment can be found here.
Those who successfully pass the stage 2 theory and practical exams will progress to stage 3, the research paper, the final stage of the MW study programme
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