The 13 new Masters of Wine of 2011, nine of them women, were formally welcomed into the Institute at its annual reception and awards ceremony at Vintners' Hall in London last Wednesday, 9 November. Outstanding achievement in the Masters of Wine Examination was also recognised with the announcement of the Institute's 2011 awards.
The Upper Warden of The Vintners' Company, Michael Cox presented the new Masters of Wine with their certificates:
Six of the new Masters of Wine received individual awards for outstanding performance in aspects of the examination.
Lynne Sherriff MW, Chairman of the Institute, said: 'The Institute is delighted to welcome the 13 new Masters of Wine to the Institute and to recognise individual achievement in the annual examination with this evening's awards.'
There are currently 299 Masters of Wine based in 23 different countries around the world.