First steps towards the MW

MW students in Seattle

An energised Sam reports on the highs and lows of her first meeting with fellow first-year Master of Wine students, some of whom are pictured above.

Two weeks ago I attended the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) first in-person seminar in two years, in Seattle, WA. Triple vaccination, a PCR test no more than 48 hours prior to the start of the seminar, daily rapid tests (provided) and N95 masks (provided) were mandatory. I cannot imagine how much extra effort it was for the IMW to arrange this, and I cannot overstate how grateful I am. I will never...