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MW study programme wines 2021-2022

MW study programme wines 2021-2022

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) would like to thank all those who generously supplied wines to the 2021-22 MW study programme. The wines were shown throughout the academic year at residential seminars in Adelaide (Australia), Berkshire (UK), Napa (USA), Neustadt (Germany), Rust (Austria), and Seattle (USA) and at over 70 course days delivered both virtually and in-person.

The seminars and course days are part of the MW study programme and were attended by students pursuing the title of Master of Wine. There were over 300 students from 36 countries in the 2020-21 MW study programme. Students at the course days and residential seminars were guided by over 100 Masters of Wine, who led tastings, theory sessions and mock exams. The wines, listed below, were used for the tastings and mock exams to steer students’ preparation for both the stage 1 assessment and the stage 2 MW examination.

The supply of the wines ensures the IMW can continue to offer the best possible experience to students on their journey to becoming a Master of Wine.

Course day 1 – paper 1

WineVintageDonor / Supplier
Louis Latour, Chablis 1er Cru Montmains2019Louis Latour
Clos des Fous, Locura 1 Chardonnay Limarí Valley2018Liberty
Château de Meursault, Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes-Dessus2017Justerini and Brooks
Stonestreet, Estate Chardonnay Alexander Valley2018Jackson Family Wines
Louis Jadot, Mâcon-Villages2020Hatch Mansfield
Catena, Chardonnay Mendoza2019Walker Wodehouse Wines
Finca Allende, Rioja Blanco2016Bancroft Wines
Bodegas Terras Gauda, Abadia de San Campio Albariño2020VINVM
Rafael Palacios, As Sortes Godello Val do Bibei Valdeorras2020Liberty Wines
Torres, Viña Esmeralda Penedès2020Torres
Château Bauduc, Sauvignon Blanc2020Château Bauduc
Château Malartic-Lagravière, Pessac-Léognan Blanc2016Crump, Richmond & Shaw Fine Wines


Course day 2 – paper 2

WineVintageDonor / Supplier
Cune, Reserva Rioja2016CVNE
Viña Mayor, Crianza Ribera del Duero2018Viña Mayor
Domino del Bendito, El Titan Toro2018Bodega Domino del Bendito
Balnaves, Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra2016Liberty Wines
Frog’s Leap, Rutherford Merlot Napa Valley2018Justerini and Brooks
Domaine Charles Joguet, Clos du Chêne Vert Chinon2016Lay and Wheeler
Catena, Alta Malbec2018Walker Wodehouse Wines
TerraPura, Carmenère Reserva Colchagua2019Winetraders
KWV, The Mentors Petit Verdot Stellenbosch2018Slurp
Combe Rocher, Syrah Pays d’Oc2018Amathus drinks
Gérard Bertrand, Château La Sauvageonne Pica Broca Terrasses du LarzacS2019Hallgarten and Novum
Château de La Liquière, Cistus Faugères Rouge2018Amathus Drinks


Course day 3 – paper 3

WineVintageDonor / Supplier
Barth, Riesling Extra Brut Rheingau SektNVBarth Wein- und Sektgut
Taittinger, Brut Réserve ChampagneNVHatch Mansfield
Contero, Moscato d’Asti2020Liberty Wines
Juve y Camps, Gran Reserva de la Familia Cava2015Ehrmanns Wine
Gérard Bertrand, Château La Sauvageonne La Villa Rosé Languedoc2020Hallgarten and Novum
Barefoot, White Zinfandel CaliforniaNVE&J Gallo
Tenuta della Terre Nere, Etna Rosato2020Justerini and Brooks
Muga, Flor de Muga Rioja Rosé2020Wine Society
Barbadillo, Solear Manzanilla SherryNVBarbadillo
Croft, Original Pale Cream SherryNVGonzalez-Byass
Niepoort, White PortNVLea and Sandeman
Domaine de Durban, Muscat de Beaumes-de-VeniseNVABFW wines


Course day 4 – mock paper

WineVintageDonor / Supplier
Nyetimber, 1086 English Sparkling2010Nyetimber
Moët & Chandon, Impérial Brut ChampagneNVWaitrose
Codorníu, Anna de Codorníu Brut CavaNVWaitrose
Dakishvili, Kisi Qvevri Kakheti2019Clark Foyster Wines
De Martino, Viejas Tinajas Moscatel Itata2018VINVM
M. Chapoutier, Les Varonniers Crozes-Hermitage2009Four Walls Wine Company
Château Pichon-Baron, Les Griffons de Pichon-Baron2016AXA Millésimes
Roda, I Reserva Rioja2007Mentzendorff
Domaine de Montille, Beaune 1er Cru Grèves2018Lay and Wheeler
Marco de Bartoli, Vergine Riserva Marsala1988Caves de Pyrene
Henriques & Henriques, 15 Year Old Sercial MadeiraNVMentzendorff
Mas Amiel, Vintage Maury2016Lea & Sandeman


Seminar – calibration paper

WineVintageDonor / Supplier
Villa Maria, Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc MarlboroughNVWaitrose
Greywacke, Wild Sauvignon Marlborough2019Liberty Wines
Grosset, Polish Hill Riesling Clare Valley2021Liberty Wines
Maximin Grünhaus, Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese Mosel2020Liberty Wines
Fonseca, Reserve Ruby PortNVWaitrose
Quinta do Infantado, Douro Tinto2016Liberty Wines


Seminar – paper 1

WineVintageDonor / Supplier
The Joy Fantastic Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills2019Holus Bolus
Pahlmeyer, Jayson by Pahlmeyer Sauvignon Blanc2018E&J Gallo
Domaine Jean-Louis Tissot, Savagnin Arbois Jura2018Yapp Brothers
Damien Laureau, Les Genêts Savennières2018Lay and Wheeler
DeMorgenzon, Reserve Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch2019Lea and Sandeman
Tahbilk, Marsanne Museum Release Nagambie Lakes2012VINVM
M. Chapoutier, Les Granilites Saint-Joseph Blanc2018Averys Wine Merchants
Domaine Weinbach, Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum2019Winebuyers
Waimea Estate, Gewürztraminer Nelson2020Majestic
Inama, Vigneti di Foscarino Soave Classico2018Inama Winery
Artemis Karamolegos, Pyritis Santorini2018Amathus Drinks
Pietradolce, Archineri Etna Bianco2019Armit wines


Seminar – paper 2

WineVintageDonor / Supplier
Moorooduc, Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsular2017Moorooduc Estate
d’Arenberg, The Dead Arm Shiraz McLaren Vale2017Enotria & Coe
Jim Barry, The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley2014Waitrose
Head, Red GSM Barossa Valley2019Amathus Drinks
Nicolas Potel, Nuit-Saint-Georges Villages2014Farr Vintners
Domaine de la Pousse d’Or, Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets2011Crop and Vine
Albert Bichot, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru2018Maison Albert Bichot
Giulia Negri, Serradenari Barolo2016Giulia Negri
Cantina di Negrar, Valpolicella Classico2020Majestic
Fontodi, Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selezione Chianti Classico2018Liberty Wines
Elena Fucci, Titolo Aglianico del Vulture2018Enotria & Coe
Paolo Leo, Primitivo di Manduria2019Waitrose


Seminar – paper 3

WineVintageDonor / Supplier
Serena 1881, Extra Dry Prosecco TrevisoNVAmathus Drinks
Bottega, Il Vino dei Poeti Rosé Prosecco2020Bottega Family
Malibràn, Sottoriva Col Fondo Prosecco2019Malibran
Disznókő, 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú2013AXA Millésimes
Oremus, Mandolas Dry Tokaji2019Berkmann
Château Jolys, Cuvée Jean Jurançon2017Waitrose
Clos Lapeyre, Jurançon Sec2019VINVM
Pieropan, Le Colombare Recioto di Soave Classico2017Liberty Wines
Pieropan, Soave Classico2020Liberty Wines
Cockburn’s, Special Reserve PortNVSymington Family Estates
Graham’s, Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port2010Symington Family Estates
M. Chapoutier, Sélection Parcellaire Banyuls Vin Doux Naturel2018Hatch Mansfield


Seminar – mock paper

WineVintageDonor / Supplier
Albert-Bichot, Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gains2018Maison Albert Bichot
Patrick Javillier, Cuvée Oligocène Bourgogne-Côte d’Or Blanc2019Lay and Wheeler
Bret Bros, Domaine de la Soufrandière Au Vignerais Pouilly-Fuissé2018Berry Brothers
Louis Jadot, Cellier du Valvan Chablis2020Hatch Mansfield
Giulia Negri, Nebbiolo Langhe2018Giulia Negri
Pio Cesare, Barbaresco2017Maisons Marques et Domaines
Damilano, Cannubi Barolo2016Winetraders
Cálem, 20 Year Old Tawny PortNVAmathus Drinks
Campbell’s, Muscat RutherglenNVWaitrose
Hidalgo-La Gitana, Napoleon Amontillado SherryNVMentzendorff
González-Byass, Matusalem VORS Cream SherryNVGonzalez-Byass
Henriques & Henriques, 10 Year Old Verdelho MadeiraNVMentzendorff

The above list is separate to the 2022 MW examinations wines, which can be found here.


For more information contact:
Belinda Eaton
Head of Marketing and Engagement
Institute of Masters of Wine
+44 (0)207 383 9136

Notes to editors:

About the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW)
The IMW is a membership organisation with an exceptional international reputation. For 70 years, its members – the Masters of Wine (MWs) – have been at the forefront of leadership and expertise in the world of wine. The IMW’s mission is to promote excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community. MWs prove their comprehensive understanding of wine by passing the MW exam, recognised worldwide for its rigour and exacting standards. In addition to passing the exam, members must sign the code of conduct before they are entitled to use the initials MW. This requires them to uphold the highest standards of commercial conduct within the industry. Today, there are 416 Masters of Wine working in 31 countries. The membership encompasses winemakers, sommeliers, buyers, journalists, shippers, consultants, viticulturalists, academics, educators and more. There are 367 students from 40 countries in the 2023-24 MW study programme. The IMW works with 37 supporters and four research and industry associates, who help promote the IMW’s mission. The five principal supporters are Austrian Wine, AXA Millésimes, Champagne Bollinger, Constellation Brands and VSPT Wine Group.