Wine Word of the Week: Masters of Wine



By Kori ~ April 24th, 2010.

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is Masters of Wine.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’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 trade’s most famous and most demanding professional qualification. …. The examinations consist of four (once five) written papers and three ‘practical’ (i.e. wine tasting) papers. The examinations are distinguished by the breadth and depth of their scope.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Masters of Wine are bona fide wine experts.


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