Mar 2012



An Introduction to the Master of Wine Study Programme

18 to 20 March 2012, Tenuta Tignanello, Tuscany


The Institute of Masters of Wine and the Istituto Grandi Marchi, a major supporter of the Institute’s work, are delighted to confirm a unique master class to introduce Italian wine professionals to the Master of Wine qualification.

Delegates at the two-and-a-half day event at Tenuta Tignanello will participate in a series of tastings, workshops and tutorials aimed at preparing them for the Institute’s study programme. The weekend will be hosted by Lynne Sherriff MW, Chairman of the Institute, Clive Barlow MW, Chairman of the Institute’s Education Committee and Jane Hunt MW.


The programme will focus on developing tasting techniques and analytical skills which are central to the Master of Wine qualification. The topics to be covered will include international wine styles and varieties, current winemaking trends, sustainability, fortified wines, and business themes including selling wines in restricted markets.


At the end of the programme, delegates will have the opportunity to sit the entry examination for the Institute’s 2012/13 study programme.


Delegates should arrive at Tenuta Tignanello for 12 noon on 18 March. The programme will finish at 4pm on 20 March.