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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
31 Mar 2008

The Institute of Masters of Wine is holding its first Masterclass for aspiring MWs in London on 19 May 2008. Our very own Julia Harding MW is one of the tutors, although I can assure you that the ticket price of £100 a head has nothing to do with any fees paid to her or the other MWs who are giving up their time voluntarily to explain what’s entailed in becoming an MW (hard work, would be my first suggestion).

 

The sessions include:

 

  • a chance to test your palate with an MW-style tasting workshop tutored by Beverley Blanning MW, Julia Harding MW and John Hoskins MW

  • debate and discussion of current issues with Lynne Sherriff MW and Sarah Jane Evans MW

  • An opportunity to meet the team from the Institute, including Chairman, Joanna Locke MW, and Executive Director, Siobhan Turner as well as other members of the Institute informally both before the tasting and during lunch.

 

Schedule:

09.00 – arrival, informal chat

09.30 – introduction to the Institute

10.00 – 12.30 tasting Masterclass

12.30 – 13.30 light lunch and informal chat with MWs

13.30 – 15.00 debate and discussion with the MWs

 

Where: The Simpson Room, Waterstone’s, 203–206 Piccadilly, London, W1V 9LE

When: Monday 19 May 2008 (the day before the London Wine Trade Fair)

How much: Tickets are £100 per person (inc VAT) which includes all wines, a light lunch and the information pack. (A discounted rate of £80 is offered to subscribers to Harpers wine trade weekly.)

How: Copy, complete and return the form below to Peter Csizmadia-Honigh, Education Manager (peter@mastersofwine.org).

 

Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Contact phone number: ……………………………

 

Company: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Number of years in the wine trade: ……………..


WSET Diploma (yes/no): ……………………………

Other wine qualification(s): ………………………

Credit card number (VISA/Master/Amex*):

………………………………………………………………………………………….. Expiry date: 


Harpers subscription?: yes/no

 

* an additional 4% handling fee will be charged for Amex cards

More details from
The Institute of Masters of Wine

www.mastersofwine.org

+44 (0)207 621 2830