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    Diary of an MW student - part 21

    Now that last week's second-year seminar week in Bordeaux is over, the next significant event is D-day itself, the dreaded exam. The week was very…

    16 Feb 2011 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 20

    Yesterday, Sun 6 Feb, the second-year MW seminar week began. It is affectionately nicknamed bootcamp by its prospective detainees, of whom there will…

    7 Feb 2011 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 19

    I make no apology for writing about essay-writing again, because essays are a constant preoccupation as the June exams creep ever closer. I should be…

    21 Jan 2011 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 18

    With six months to go until my MW examinations (aaaaaaargh!) I have scheduled plenty of studying into the first half of next year’s calendar. Most is…

    21 Dec 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    Julian Brind MW

    Some people shouldn't die. Certainly shouldn't die relatively young. Julian Brind MW who was taken from us by a heart attack yesterday was one of…

    20 Dec 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Diary of an MW student - part 17

    The students were revolting in London last week, in protest against increased tuition fees for university education. I doubt any of my fellow MW…

    19 Nov 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 16

    Last week, a fresh herd of first years were accepted on to the MW course, which made me reflect on how far I have come in my first 12 months. The…

    14 Oct 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    Notes from the IMW AGM

    What's the collective noun for Masters of Wine? Yesterday was our Annual General Meeting at Vintners' Hall in London and the assembled company ranged…

    10 Sep 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Diary of an MW student - part 15

    Last Friday two letters were added to the names of nine very proud people - see Nine new MWs. Hearing that you have finally passed the MW must feel…

    6 Sep 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    Nine new MWs

    Let bells be rung throughout Wineland! A whole nine new Masters of Wine have just been announced, individuals who have managed the extraordinary…

    3 Sep 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Diary of an MW student - part 14

    The worst has happened. It is a common affliction for wannabe MWs and I realised that I myself had succumbed only recently. It is well known, yet…

    6 Aug 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 13

    I have passed the first year assessment! [Very many congratulations! JR] The end of last week brought the letter recommending that I should proceed to…

    13 Jul 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    Prospective MWs sought

    From today, applications are open for prospective students of the Master of Wine qualification. The institute is inviting applications from those…

    8 Jul 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    Two new Masters of Wine

    The Institute of Masters of Wine has just announced that a further two MW candidates who passed the notoriously stiff exams have had their…

    14 May 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Diary of an MW student - part 11

    I'm a guilty man. I feel guilty for every moment spent not revising. I feel guilty even typing these words. With three weeks to go until my…

    12 May 2010 Richard Hemming MW