The Institute of Master of Wine‘s 8th International Symposium, which is being held in Florence from 15th to 18th May, will be the largest ever.
The Institute has confirmed that the Symposium already has over 400 delegates, from more than 30 countries, attending the event, which is open to all wine professionals with a serious interest in the future of our industry. 124 Masters of Wine will be present, which is also a new record.
This Symposium, which is being sponsored by Istituto Grandi Marchi
, will be the first to be held in Italy. The three preceding Symposia, held in France (Bordeaux
, 2010), the US (Napa
, 2006), and Austria (Vienna
, 2002) all saw an uplift in interest in the Institute’s work and its Membership from their host countries.
The Symposium has proven an unique opportunity for wine professionals to learn from, and meet, some of the most notable figures in the wine world. Carefully chosen wines will be served – many by their producers - at four very special tastings. Delegates will also enjoy themed lunches and dinners, in some of Tuscany’s most spectacular venues.