The Institute of Masters of Wine

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) exists to promote the highest level of educational achievement for the wine industry, culminating in the internationally recognized qualification of Masters of Wine. They promote professional excellence and knowledge of the art, science and business of wine. Students wishing to take the exam are required to take a 2 year program of self-learning to develop their knowledge and skills. The Institute’s membership spans 24 countries while its study, examination and events programs are conducted annually on a worldwide basis.

The Institute hosts events which offer an unparalleled opportunity to taste with and learn from the experts. Most of their tastings and master classes are open to members of the public with a serious interest in fine wine. Since the autumn of 2010, many events have been recorded to create an online educational resource, offering insights into wine. Their archive of events can be found on their website.