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Future MW student Jorge Orte Tudela wins the Spanish Foundation for Wine Culture scholarship

Future MW student Jorge Orte Tudela wins the Spanish Foundation for Wine Culture scholarship

Spain’s Foundation for Wine Culture has awarded its second scholarship for students in the Masters of Wine (MW) Study Programme. Jorge Orte Tudela, the Export Area Manager for Covinca, a winery based in Cariñena, has received this year’s award.

Jorge, who will join the MW Study Programme in September will receive 4,000 € towards fees, tastings, travel and other costs needed for the programme, as well as a working trip to some of the Foundation’s wineries.

The scholarship was open to all Spain based Stage 1 and Stage 2 students who submitted an essay on ‘Spanish premium wines: current positioning in international markets and how to improve it’.

Jorge passed the exam to enter the MW Study Programme after attending the annual masterclass in Haro, Spain, organised by the Institute of Masters of Wine and the Foundation.

Jorge said:

“This scholarship is an invaluable help towards the demanding MW program as it will allow me to attend more seminars, tastings and masterclasses. Knowing the Foundation for Wine Culture has confidence in my potential is a morale boost, and it also implies the responsibility not to disappoint the trust they have placed on me. I can’t wait to do my best to pass the examinations whilst growing both personal and professionally.”

Olly Chapman, Programme and Development Manager for the Institute of Masters of Wine said:

“The Institute is very grateful to the Spanish Foundation of Wine Culture for offering this wonderful opportunity to our students. We hope to see more Spain based students join the Study Programme leading up to, and following the 9th International Symposium which will be held in Logroño in June 2018.”


For more information please contact:
Sarah Kirkpatrick
Marketing and Communications Manager, Institute of Masters of Wine
T: +44 (0)207 383 9131

Rafael del Rey
Chairman, Foundation for Wine Culture
T: +34 91 7992666

Notes to Editors:

The Institute of Masters of Wine
There are 342 Masters of Wine today, working in 25 countries. The Membership encompasses winemakers, buyers, journalists, shippers, business owners, consultants, academics, and wine educators. The Institute of Masters of Wine, which is a non-profit organization, stands for excellence, interaction, and learning. The Institute, which has its headquarters in London, runs cours-es, events and examinations on four continents. In addition to passing the Institute’s exams, Masters of Wine are required to sign the Code of Conduct and join the Institute before they are entitled to the initials ‘MW’. The Code of Conduct insists that Masters of Wine should act with honesty and integrity, and use every opportunity to share their understanding of wine with others.

The Spanish Foundation for Wine Culture
The Foundation for Wine Culture is a private organization promoted by five of the most prestigious bodegas in Spain, including Muga, Vega Sicilia, Marques de Riscal, La Rioja Alta and Terras Gauda, together with the Ministry of Agriculture. For more than 16 years the Foundation has been expanding the knowledge on quality wines in Spain and around the world, showing the deep relationship between wine and Spanish history, arts and all sorts of cultural activities.