By Kori ~ April 24th, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is Masters of Wine.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Masters of Wine are those who have passed the examinations held every year by the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW), the wine tradeâ€™s most famous and most demanding professional qualification. â€¦. The examinations consist of four (once five) written papers and three â€˜practicalâ€™ (i.e. wine tasting) papers. The examinations are distinguished by the breadth and depth of their scope.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Masters of Wine are bona fide wine experts.
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