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    Derek Smedley MW

    19 May 2019 Derek's memorial service will be held at 5pm on Monday 1 July at Lincoln's Inn Chapel in London (Treasury Office, London WC2A 3TL). 16…

    16 Apr 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Marcia Waters MW

    18 March 2019 A service of Thanksgiving will be held on Thursday 28th March for Marcia Waters. The family have requested people wear spring colours…

    14 Mar 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Six new MWs

    Congratulations to six new Masters of Wine. Today's announcement by the Institute of Masters of Wine brings the total number of MWs around the world…

    22 Feb 2019 Team JR
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    Ten new MWs announced

    The world's community of Masters of Wine got that little bit less rare today thanks to the addition of 10 newly anointed MWs. There are now 380 across…

    31 Aug 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    ​MW symposium – more on microbes

    See also MW Symposium – wines on the frontier. Living Wine, the title of the 9th MW Symposium held in Logroño last month, conveys the heart of many of…

    2 Jul 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    MW symposium – wines on the frontier

    I spent last weekend in a buzz of 450 Masters of Wine, MW students and wine producers from 30 countries in sunny Logroño, the capital of Rioja.…

    20 Jun 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    The 2018 Master of Wine exam papers

    Last week, several hundred people demonstrated their extraordinary devotion to the study of wine by sitting the Master of Wine exams. Around 100 of…

    12 Jun 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Four new MWs

    The Institute of Masters of Wine announces that four candidates have had their fascinating Research Papers approved and can now call themselves MWs,…

    5 Mar 2018 Team JR
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    Gender gap narrows, in education

    September’s Australian Women in Wine tasting that I report on today was held at London's Australia House. This imposing building, very close to…

    13 Nov 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    New Masters of Wine announced

    Today, 14 new Masters of Wine have been announced, joining the four who passed earlier this year. Of the 18 in total, seven are women and they are…

    4 Sep 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    The 2017 MW exam papers

    Fancy your chances at identifying a late-harvest California Gewürztraminer or a Lagrein from Alto Adige? Last week, more than 150 Master of Wine…

    13 Jun 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    Four new Masters of Wine

    Many congratulations to these four new MWs announced today. The titles of the research papers sound hugely intriguing. So what future does Syrah have…

    6 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Australian Chardonnay: is the pendulum at rest?

    To lure MWs to the Institute’s Annual General Meeting, and to reward those who have travelled from afar to attend, the Institute of Masters of Wine…

    1 Nov 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    Latest MW research papers now freely available

    On Monday 5 September, 13 MW students heard that their Research Papers had passed muster, and that they were therefore finally crowned Masters of…

    4 Oct 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    A new crop of MWs

    This morning, a baker's dozen of new Masters of Wine were told they had been admitted to the Institute. As someone who is celebrating their first…

    5 Sep 2016 Richard Hemming MW