The Institute of Master of Wine
The Institute of Masters of Wine is a professional body with an unsurpassed international reputation. Our Members, Masters of Wine (MWs), hold the most respected title in the world of wine. MWs have proved their understanding of all aspects of wine by passing the Master of Wine (MW) Examination, recognised worldwide for its rigour and high standards.
In addition to passing the Examination, MWs are required to sign the Code of Conduct before they are entitled to use the initials MW. The Code of Conduct requires MWs to act with honesty and integrity, and use every opportunity to share their understanding of wine with others.
There are 353 Masters of Wine today, working in 28 countries. The Membership encompasses winemakers, buyers, journalists, shippers, business owners, consultants, academics, and wine educators. There are over 320 students, from 36 countries, in the MW Study Programme.
The Institute promotes excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community. We run courses, events and examinations on four continents. A record number of students took the MW Examination this year, in three cities round the world.