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Institute of Masters of Wine The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) is a membership organisation with an exceptional international reputation. For almost 70 years, its members – the Masters of Wine (MWs) – have been at the forefront of leadership.

For almost 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 add

For almost 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 add

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Next week we will be announcing the new Masters of Wine. Join us on 25 February to find out who will be named in the fir...
18/02/2022

Next week we will be announcing the new Masters of Wine. Join us on 25 February to find out who will be named in the first of this year’s new crop! #mastersofwine #mwvintage2022

In South Africa? Interested to learn more about the MW study programme? Come along to our information session in Stellen...
14/02/2022

In South Africa? Interested to learn more about the MW study programme? Come along to our information session in Stellenbosch and find out all you need to know. Anyone is welcome to join via Zoom.

Register: https://bit.ly/3GMOm3Z #mastersofwine

The 2022 Taylor’s Port Golden Vines® Diversity Scholarships now open to applicants https://bit.ly/33coYXG #mastersofwine
09/02/2022

The 2022 Taylor’s Port Golden Vines® Diversity Scholarships now open to applicants https://bit.ly/33coYXG #mastersofwine

Congratulations to MW students Ian Casterton and Isabella Rutayungwa who have been selected for the 2022 Wine Scholar Gu...
07/02/2022

Congratulations to MW students Ian Casterton and Isabella Rutayungwa who have been selected for the 2022 Wine Scholar Guild scholarship! https://bit.ly/3HyzjMx #mastersofwine

IMW principal supporter Austrian Wine has awarded a special scholarship to six stage two MW students https://bit.ly/35Eh...
31/01/2022

IMW principal supporter Austrian Wine has awarded a special scholarship to six stage two MW students https://bit.ly/35Eh3Dl #mastersofwine 📷 Austrian Wine / WSNA

We are running an introductory course in Germany for anyone interested in applying to the MW study programme. The course...
26/01/2022

We are running an introductory course in Germany for anyone interested in applying to the MW study programme. The course will be led by Thomas Curtius MW and Caro Maurer MW, who will take you through their approach and what the programme entails.

You can see the details here: https://bit.ly/3DRwXGB

📷 Peter Bender by VDP.Die Prädikatsweingüter

#mastersofwine

IMW supporter IWSC Foundation has awarded five MW students with a special scholarship https://bit.ly/3AjsJGF Internation...
20/01/2022

IMW supporter IWSC Foundation has awarded five MW students with a special scholarship https://bit.ly/3AjsJGF International Wine & Spirit Competition - IWSC #mastersofwine

24/12/2021
Bordeaux tasting (2016 vintage)

It was great to be back with our first in-person tasting since 2019. The Bordeaux tasting showcased the 2016 vintage of the Grands Crus Classés from the Médoc, Pessac Léognan, St Emilion and the top Pomerol estates, including most of the First Growths and their Right Bank equivalents.

#mastersofwine #imwbordeauxtasting

Geoffrey Moss MW receives the Villa Maria Award at the IMW awards ceremony. See more: https://bit.ly/3yUYPYC #mastersofw...
24/12/2021

Geoffrey Moss MW receives the Villa Maria Award at the IMW awards ceremony. See more: https://bit.ly/3yUYPYC #mastersofwine #imwawards

González Byass has renewed its supporter contract with the Institute of Masters of Wine https://bit.ly/31E4Nkb #masterso...
08/12/2021

González Byass has renewed its supporter contract with the Institute of Masters of Wine https://bit.ly/31E4Nkb #mastersofwine

Missed the live stream of our awards ceremony last week? You can find the recording on our website here: https://bit.ly/...
07/12/2021

Missed the live stream of our awards ceremony last week? You can find the recording on our website here: https://bit.ly/3ExUAV6 #mastersofwine #imwawards

We presented the 2020 Quinta do Noval Award to Adam Porter MW at our annual awards ceremony. See more: https://bit.ly/3p...
03/12/2021

We presented the 2020 Quinta do Noval Award to Adam Porter MW at our annual awards ceremony. See more: https://bit.ly/3pun4ca #mastersofwine #imwawards

The Madame Bollinger Foundation awards the 2020 Madame Bollinger Medal to Heidi Iren Hansen MW. See more: https://bit.ly...
02/12/2021

The Madame Bollinger Foundation awards the 2020 Madame Bollinger Medal to Heidi Iren Hansen MW. See more: https://bit.ly/3EkOQxY Champagne Bollinger #mastersofwine #imwawards

We have officially welcomed 13 new Masters of Wine to our membership! https://bit.ly/3xHCPjB #mastersofwine #imwawards
01/12/2021

We have officially welcomed 13 new Masters of Wine to our membership! https://bit.ly/3xHCPjB #mastersofwine #imwawards

01/12/2021
IMW awards ceremony – live stream

After a hiatus in 2020, we are delighted to be back to host the IMW's awards ceremony this December. We will celebrate the 2020 Masters of Wine, including awarding individual prizes, plus we will honour the Masters of Wine who have reached their 50th MW anniversaries.

An additional ceremony will be held on 23 March 2022 to celebrate the 2020 and 2021 MW vintages.

We are live streaming the awards ceremony on 1 December at 18:30 GMT for the first time – we hope you'll join us virtually as we celebrate the new MWs!

We are ready to welcome our guests to tonight’s awards ceremony. Join us at 18:30 GMT via live stream as we celebrate th...
01/12/2021

We are ready to welcome our guests to tonight’s awards ceremony. Join us at 18:30 GMT via live stream as we celebrate the new MWs: https://bit.ly/3EdyC9L #mastersofwine #imwawards

Good morning from the annual Bordeaux tasting – our first in-person tasting since 2019! We are delighted to be back show...
01/12/2021

Good morning from the annual Bordeaux tasting – our first in-person tasting since 2019! We are delighted to be back showcasing the 2016 vintage at Vintners’ Hall in London 🍷

#mastersofwine #imwbordeauxtasting

We are live streaming the awards ceremony for the first time. Join us virtually on 1 December at 18:30 GMT as we celebra...
29/11/2021

We are live streaming the awards ceremony for the first time. Join us virtually on 1 December at 18:30 GMT as we celebrate the new MWs! 🎉

Tune in on Wednesday here: https://bit.ly/3D1JbLK

#mastersofwine #mwvintage2020

We had a blast at our information session at ProWine Shanghai, run by Masters of Wine Fongyee Walker MW and Gus Zhu MW. ...
29/11/2021

We had a blast at our information session at ProWine Shanghai, run by Masters of Wine Fongyee Walker MW and Gus Zhu MW. We hope to meet many of you again in the MW study programme!

📷 Peter Bender by VDP

#mastersofwine #prowineshanghai

HELLO GERMANY! We’ve teamed up with VDP.Die Prädikatsweingüter to organise an introductory course in Württemberg and Rhe...
25/11/2021

HELLO GERMANY! We’ve teamed up with VDP.Die Prädikatsweingüter to organise an introductory course in Württemberg and Rheinhessen in April 2022.

Led by Masters of Wine, the course will explain the MW approach to the exam syllabus with a special focus on the skills required to become an MW and include several tastings of different wines from different regions of the world.

Register now: https://bit.ly/3DRwXGB #mastersofwine

We are delighted to announce the IMW's 10th international symposium will be held in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 2023!See more...
16/11/2021

We are delighted to announce the IMW's 10th international symposium will be held in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 2023!

See more: https://bit.ly/3qQraNI #mastersofwine #imwsymposium

Deutsches Weininstitut

Interested to learn more about the MW study programme? Come along to our information session at ProWine Shanghai on 11 N...
01/11/2021

Interested to learn more about the MW study programme? Come along to our information session at ProWine Shanghai on 11 November to find out all you need to know!

See more: https://bit.ly/3EwBQ80 #mastersofwine #prowineshanghai

We are pleased to announce one of the first supporters of the IMW, Austrian Wine, has renewed its principal supporter co...
29/10/2021

We are pleased to announce one of the first supporters of the IMW, Austrian Wine, has renewed its principal supporter contract https://bit.ly/3moQhon #mastersofwine (📷 Eva Kelety)

We are delighted to announce tickets are now on sale for the annual Bordeaux tasting, our first in-person tasting since ...
28/10/2021

We are delighted to announce tickets are now on sale for the annual Bordeaux tasting, our first in-person tasting since 2019!

The event will take place on 1 December in London, and will showcase the 2016 vintage of the Grands Crus Classés from the Médoc, Pessac Léognan, St Emilion and the top Pomerol estates, including most of the First Growths and their Right Bank equivalents.

This year, we have modified the event to allow for distancing, which means there will be no blind tasting element to give more space at the venue. However, Covid-19 related entry requirements do apply, so please read through the event page before booking.

Open to anyone who wishes to buy a ticket.

Book now: https://bit.ly/3bonud6 #mastersofwine #imwbordeauxtasting

We have organised a webinar on 9 November in collaboration with The AWRI, an academic and research associate of the IMW....
27/10/2021

We have organised a webinar on 9 November in collaboration with The AWRI, an academic and research associate of the IMW.

Our expert panellists will tackle how climate change affects the wine trade, from the impact on grape varieties to consumer behaviour. Each speaker will provide their insight and strategy for these topics.

Register: https://bit.ly/3vMHJuy #mastersofwine #imwwebinarseries

Congratulations to MW study programme applicants Ian Casterton, Atsuhide Hoshiyama, Christy Fuhrman, Mariko Iwai and Kel...
21/10/2021

Congratulations to MW study programme applicants Ian Casterton, Atsuhide Hoshiyama, Christy Fuhrman, Mariko Iwai and Kelcie Jones, who have been selected for the IWSC Foundation scholarship! https://bit.ly/30Sm0pT International Wine & Spirit Competition - IWSC #mastersofwine

Congratulations to MW students Dr Erna Blancquaert and Angela Elizabeth Scott, who have been awarded the 2021 Golden Vin...
08/10/2021

Congratulations to MW students Dr Erna Blancquaert and Angela Elizabeth Scott, who have been awarded the 2021 Golden Vines® Diversity Scholarships! https://bit.ly/3BkbAwm #mastersofwine

Best of luck to all MW students sitting the stage two exams this week! #mastersofwine
31/08/2021

Best of luck to all MW students sitting the stage two exams this week! #mastersofwine

We are delighted to announce three new Masters of Wine! Meet the new #MWs: https://bit.ly/3zqA99Z #mastersofwine #mwvint...
27/08/2021

We are delighted to announce three new Masters of Wine! Meet the new #MWs: https://bit.ly/3zqA99Z #mastersofwine #mwvintage2021

We can’t wait to announce the new MWs! Join us tomorrow as we name the new members of the IMW #mastersofwine #mwvintage2...
26/08/2021

We can’t wait to announce the new MWs! Join us tomorrow as we name the new members of the IMW #mastersofwine #mwvintage2021

On Friday we will be announcing the new Masters of Wine. Join us on 27 August to find out who will be named in the secon...
25/08/2021

On Friday we will be announcing the new Masters of Wine. Join us on 27 August to find out who will be named in the second of this year’s new crop of MWs! #mastersofwine #mwvintage2021

Tune in to today's webinar in one hour to learn more about the challenges the South African wine industry faces as a res...
18/08/2021
The South African wine industry – the path forward | The Institute of Masters of Wine

Tune in to today's webinar in one hour to learn more about the challenges the South African wine industry faces as a result of the pandemic 🍷

Register: https://bit.ly/376q5qa #mastersofwine #imwwebinarseries

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While all economies and wine industries worldwide had challenges to face during lockdown in 2020, the South African industry arguably had it worse than most. The industry experienced bans that spanned from allowing teams into the vineyards for harvest, limiting the transport of alcohol and using alc...

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🆕🎙Episode 764 Cynthia Chaplin interviews Caro Maurer MW, in this new installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast. 🎧 listen now here, https://loom.ly/vPiKPKE 🍷About today’s guest: In 2011 Caro Maurer MW became the first female Master of Wine from the German speaking countries. Since more than 25 years Caro is working as a wine writer. Caro also works as a wine educator for WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Diploma in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bordeaux, Paris, Tuscany and Norway. She is deeply involved in the education of MW students at the Institute of Masters of Wine where she is also chair of the Admission Committee and member of the Council. Furthermore Caro is hosting educational seminars and tastings for numerous generic wine associations such as Wines of Alentejo, Wines of Greece or VDP. She is judging in international wine competitions, at Decanter WWA in London she is a panel chair. Besides, Caro is consulting the wine buying team of Edeka, Germany’s biggest supermarket chain. She will be the General Chair this year at 5StarWines - the Book in Verona. 💌 If you feel like helping us, donate here, https://loom.ly/kgbfMgM, Until next time, Cin Cin! #italianwine #italianwinepodcast #wine #italy #italia #instawine #trending #photooftheday #like4like #winelover Stevie Kim #WineWithoutWalls #5StarWines2022 #WineWithoutWalls2022 #5StarWinesTheBook
🆕🎙 Episode 744 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors Corner – In this episode Andrea Eby Interviews Patrick Uccelli (Dornach, Patrick Uccelli) These sessions are recorded from #Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast! Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick? 🎧 listen now here, https://loom.ly/wE2VUvg 🍷About today’s guest host: Andrea Eby earned the Diploma in Wine and Spirits (with Distinction) from the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) in 2017 and was awarded the ProWein Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievements. Andrea is an instructor with the Wine Scholar Guild, specializing in the wines of Italy and holds the title of Italian Wine Ambassador through Vinitaly International Academy. Andrea is also an instructor for WSET® and is an assessor for their Educator Training Programme. She is a Sommelier Instructor with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, BC Chapter (CAPS/ACSP) and a member of the CAPS National Education Committee. Andrea has also served as a member of the expert judging panels at the International Wine & Spirits Competition, International Wine Challenge and VINITALY 5StarWines - the BookStar Wines. Andrea is a Stage 2 Institute of Masters of Wine student that has worked for more than a decade in the wine world; as a wine buyer, in retail sales, and as a drinks educator at one of Canada’s top wine stores. In 2020 she founded Vinsanity Consulting and Vinsanity School of Wine in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 🍷About today’s guest producer: Patrick Uccelli was born in Bolzano in 1974. He grew up in the city and left her in 1995. Never finished studying medicine and then philosophy in Austria. Discovered his love for wine around 2000 and devoted himself to studying oenology and viticulture. Achieve two degrees (one in Italy and one in Geiseheim (Germany) and start the journey in the world of wine. Trentino, Germany, Alto Adige, Sicily, Tunisia, Apulia and then back to the small family business in Salorno (Alto Adige). Since 2008 he has been producing wines in the company which he, together with his family, has been developing from year to year according to the guidelines of biodynamic farming. If you want to learn more about today’s guest producer, you can by visiting: www.ansitzdornach.it/en/ 💌 If you feel like helping us, donate here, https://loom.ly/kgbfMgM Until next time, Cin Cin! #italianwine #italianwinepodcast #wine #italy #italia #instawine #trending #photooftheday #like4like #winelover #mammajumboshrimp
🆕🎙Welcome to episode 716, another On the Road Edition With Stevie Kim, today she is in Illasi Veneto at a wine tasting hosted by the so-called 3 Musketeers. Andrea Lonardi, Pietro Russo & Gabriele Gorelli MW. These 3 wanted to share their Master of Wine collection with a handful of people and talk about “How Many Wines Do You Have to Taste to successfully pass the Master of Wine Exam" Gabriele passed his MW exam in February and the other two are hot on his heels to do the same! Read all about this momentous day on italianwinepodcast.com/blog/ 🎧 listen now here, https://loom.ly/nXmWqaY 🍷About today’s 3 Musketeers: Andrea Lonardi is COO at Bertani Domains. He was born in Valpolicella in 1974 (5th generation family making Valpolicella), but he did not remain in the region. He attended University in Bologna, receiving a degree in Agriculture, and thereafter, he obtained his Master’s degree from the Grande Ecole di Montpellier, in control and management. He then started to work at Washington State University, completing internships in Languedoc and Sonoma. By 2012 he was ready for an important change and assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer within the newly formed Bertani Domains. He has been a Master of Wine student since 2014. Learn more: bertanidomains.com/it 🍷Pietro Russo was born in 1985 in Marsala. He is from a family dedicated to winemaking, Pietro Russo graduated in viticulture and winemaking in Conegliano Veneto and got a Masters degree in Bordeaux. His career has included working in Bordeaux and Languedoc, Andalusia, New Zealand and Piedmont, where he developed his winemaking skills and an insatiable passion for wine. Pietro now works for Donnafugata as of 2010, where he has the chance to produce wines from the most compelling appellations across Sicily such as Etna, Pantelleria, Vittoria and Contessa Entellina. In 2020 he revised the Italian chapter for the New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia together with Gabriele Gorelli MW and Andrea Lonardi, and he takes part in several international wine competitions as a judge. In the meantime, Pietro is busy with the Master of Wine program, having passed the tasting part of the exam in 2019 his studies continue. Learn more: Instagram: pietrusso85 Facebook: Pietro Russo Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/pietro-russo-4a03a6129 e-mail: [email protected] 🍷Gabriele Gorelli is the first Master of Wine of Italy. He was born in Montalcino in 1984. His grandfather used to be the smallest Brunello di Montalcino producer, accounting for a mere 0,46ha’s. That’s where he developed a real passion for wine. After completing his studies in Languages in 2004 he co-founded a wine-oriented advertising agency, Brookshaw&Gorelli. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to consult for many Italian wineries and Consortiums. In 2015, Gabriele started his studies at the Institute of Masters of Wine. He is now the sole Italian Master of Wine. During the same year, he co-founded KH Wines S.r.l., a company that helps European wineries in export markets. Learn more: linkedin.com/in/gabrielegorelli instagram.com/gabriele.gorelli Twitter: @gabrielegorelli 💌 If you feel like helping us, donate here, https://loom.ly/kgbfMgM, check link in bio to donate Until next time, Cin Cin! #italianwine #italianwinepodcast
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Ahir vàrem tenir el plaer de rebre a Fernando Mora MW, Master Of Wine. Un dels 5 professionals que disposen d'aquest títol a Espanya i dels 419 que actualment hi ha en tot el món, la màxima distinció que existeix dins del món del vi. Fundador de Bodegas Frontonio, microbodega que pretén recuperar velles vinyes d'Aragó i on treballen amb vinyes ecològiques de secà. Un plaer conèixer-lo i compartir coneixements del món del vi que tant ens apassiona. _______________ Ayer tuvimos el placer de recibir a Fernando Mora, Master Of Wine. Uno de los 5 profesionales que disponen de este título en España y de los 419 que actualmente hay en todo el mundo, la máxima distinción que existe dentro del mundo del vino. Fundador de Bodegas Frontonio, microbodega que pretende recuperar viejas viñas de Aragón y dónde trabajan con viñedos ecológicos de secano. Un placer conocerle y compartir conocimientos del mundo del vino que tanto nos apasiona Institute of Masters of Wine #LaBoscana #EstrellaMichelin #PladUrgell #Lleida #Bellvís #ExperienciaGastronomica #MichelinGuide #GuiaMichelin #GuiaRepsol #restaurant #gastronomia #cocinadeautor #productosdeproximidad #km0 #ADNLleida #equipunic #sommelier #masterofwine
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