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    Learning about wine on the small screen

    It's notoriously tricky to make wine work on screen for the mainstream consumer - though ITV's current series The Wine Show has met with some success.…

    27 Jun 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    The 2016 MW examination papers

    There's probably a German word which means 'the feeling of relief you get when, after six years as a student, you finally get to talk about the…

    14 Jun 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - the end

    See yesterday's exciting news. Confession: the main reason I became an MW student in 2009 was so that I could write this diary for JancisRobinson.com.…

    8 Sep 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Richard Hemming MW

    Even later that same day  The Institute of Masters of Wine has now released the full list of today's proud MWs. They are: Marcus Ansems MW (Canada) …

    7 Sep 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    RIP Mel Jones MW

    See also this revealing tribute by Patrick Schmitt MW of The Drinks Business whom Mel mentored in the Master of Wine exams he passed a year…

    21 Aug 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    £8,000 + 3yrs for 2 letters? Part 1

    16 July 2015  Dated almost six years before the most recent instalment of my Diary of an MW student, here is a Throwback Thursday flashback to the…

    16 Jul 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 60

    See also the 2015 MW exam paper.Cruxes - those moments when fate is hanging in the balance - arise all too rarely in the professional life of a wine…

    8 Jul 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Fancy yourself as an MW?

    One month ago, dozens of the pluckiest of the world's wine professionals sat the notoriously difficult exam for the Masters of Wine qualification.…

    7 Jul 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Caro Maurer MW on video

    Master of Wine Caro Maurer is one of Germany's most popular wine authorities. If you speak German, you can find out more about her from her website.…

    25 May 2015 Jancis Robinson Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 59

    I got a funny feeling this month while working on my research paper. It was a familiar yet long-dormant sensation; by no means unpleasant, but…

    22 Apr 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Five new MWs

    Many, many congratulations to the five new Masters of Wine announced on Friday afternoon, five MW candidates whose dissertations have managed to…

    23 Mar 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Diary of an MW student - part 58

    Every day, I write ‘Research Paper!’ at the top of my to-do list.It’s equivalent to David Cameron writing ‘eliminate national deficit!’ or energy…

    9 Mar 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 57

    Rarely has relief been so palpable as when I found out last month that after three years of working on the third part of the MW examination, I have…

    24 Dec 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW Student - part 56

    Almost six months have passed since the last instalment of my MW diary. Since then, I’ve sold a flat, bought a house, formed a wine trade band called…

    13 Oct 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Six new MWs, mostly women

    The agony is over for six aspiring Masters of Wine who learned this morning that they have finally acquired the precious two initials. There are now a…

    8 Sep 2014 Jancis Robinson