Institute of Masters of Wine Now on Twitter
Those with a serious interest in the art, science and business of wine can now keep up to date with news from the Institute of Masters of Wine on Twitter.
Followers of the Institute’s new http://twitter.com/mastersofwine feed will receive regular updates on its education, examination and events programmes, which are delivered internationally every year.
Founded in 1955, the Institute is the membership organisation for Masters of Wine and delivers the education programme which prepares wine trade professionals for the annual Masters of Wine Examination. In keeping with its founding principles, its aim is to promote the highest educational and professional standards within the world of wine.
Today, the membership of the Institute comprises 280 Masters of Wine who are based in 23 countries around the world. They are active in all aspects of the wine industry and include winemakers, importers, buyers, retailers, consultants, journalists, educators, sommeliers and senior industry executives.
In addition to its education and examination programmes, the Institute organises annual events which are open to its members, students, the wider wine trade and, usually, private individuals. These offer outstanding professional development opportunities and insights into winemaking at the highest level. They include tastings, seminars, debates, visits to wine producing regions and master classes with the world’s leading wine producers.
The Institute’s international symposium, held every four years, provides an independent forum for thought leadership in the wine industry. Its seventh symposium, Forging Links, held in Bordeaux at the end of June this year attracted 300 delegates from 31 different countries and involved leading figures from the wine industry from 17 different countries as speakers.
Dr. Josef Schuller MW, Chairman of the Institute said: “The Institute has a global vision for excellence in wine which it shares with individuals and organisations across the world. We will now be keeping this community up to date with our news and events via Twitter.”