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    Diary of an MW student - part 7

    All MW students experience, at some point in their studies, the feeling that they are utterly incapable of ever passing the exam. I, at least,…

    27 Jan 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    MWs study in the snow

    Learn, sort of, how to prune a vine - so much easier to see against the snow - in this short film made by Richard Hemming at last week's Master of…

    26 Jan 2010 Jancis Robinson
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    Diary of an MW student - part 6

    After the Transformer (for my nephew), necklace (for my girlfriend), and wine (for almost everyone else), there was one last thing I needed to wrap…

    13 Jan 2010 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 5

    When I got divorced at the tender age of 26 (long story), I noticed to my horror a sudden spate of balding had accompanied the process. Forget the…

    23 Dec 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 4

    The game is afoot. This week, I and several dozen wannabe MWs congregated at the Austrian Trade Commission in London for our official introduction to…

    4 Dec 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    MW Symposium 2010 discount

    Book before the end of the year if you want to get a discount on the 2010 Masters of Wine Symposium. Back in August in Something for the weekend…

    20 Nov 2009 Julia Harding MW
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    Women sweep the MW board

    At its annual reception and awards ceremony at Vintners' Hall last Wednesday evening (after a tasting of 2005 bordeaux on which Julia will be…

    6 Nov 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Diary of an MW student - part 3

    After my last diary entry, bemoaning the financial perils of juggling self-employment, loan applications and the MW course fees, I received a…

    4 Nov 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Diary of an MW student - part 2

    My fate is sealed. Last week came the letter that was pleased to let me know that I have been accepted to join the education plan of the Institute of…

    14 Oct 2009 Richard Hemming MW
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    Eight new MWs

    The Institute of Masters of Wine has just announced that eight more masochists can now call themselves MWs,  bringing the number of MWs worldwide to…

    7 Sep 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    This year's MW exam

    The Institute of Masters of Wine has published the following outline of this year's exam papers, over which victims like those in the picture…

    16 Jun 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Want to be a Master of Wine?

    Are you intrigued by the Master of Wine qualification and want to know more about exactly what is involved?  Or are you simply intrigued by our very…

    16 Apr 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    How to become an MW

    At Willow Creek, one of several great winery restaurants in the Mornington Peninsula that I had the pleasure of  visiting during the recent Pinot…

    26 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Asia's first Masters of Wine

    Today is the day that a score or two of very hardworking wine students around the globe have been chewing their nails and checking their mail…

    6 Sep 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    How to become a Master of Wine

    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…

    31 Mar 2008 Jancis Robinson