Select Page

Leading lineup of Master of Wine Winemakers to present at the 10th international symposium

Leading lineup of Master of Wine Winemakers to present at the 10th international symposium

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced an incredible roster of 36 Master of Wine Winemakers who will be heading to Wiesbaden, Germany, for the 10th International Symposium to present their estates’ wines at a unique tasting session this summer. The walkaround event, named ‘Taste the Mastery’, will be the first tasting to kick off the symposium on 29 June – 2 July 2023, which will be attended by 500 wine professionals and enthusiasts from around the world. With a global community of 415 MWs, only 76 consider themselves winemakers, making the ‘Taste the Mastery’ session a rare occasion, providing symposium guests with an opportunity to explore the exceptional talent of MW winemakers from around the world, all in one room. This tasting is a unique opportunity for MWs to share their craft and passion with other Masters of and avid wine experts, and showcase how their extensive knowledge in wine translates into winemaking. Alison Flemming MW, who is overseeing all tastings at the event, said “At the 10th IMW symposium in Wiesbaden a cherished tradition will be continued: the tasting of wines made by Masters of Wine. A selection of MW winemakers from around the world will be present to demonstrate their skills and expertise with their wines on the first day of the event.” Visitors can expect to taste MW made wines from nations spanning France, Spain, Australia, United States, Austria, South Africa, Israel, Germany, England, and Canada. Many of these regions have grappled with the effects of climate emergencies in recent years, from wildfires in the U.S. and the recent flooding of the Ahr valley in Germany. The full line up of the 36 MW winemakers that will present their wines at the walkaround tasting are:

The IMW’s international symposium is regarded as the marque event in the global wine calendar, launching in Oxford in 1982 and last hosted in Logroño, Spain in 2018. Returning for 2023, the 10th international symposium will run over 4 stimulating days, focusing on trends currently defining the industry and how the industry will evolve in the future. Attendees can expect world-class tastings, thought-provoking presentations and controversial debate touching on themes from the impact of climate change to diversity in the wine industry.


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.