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Introductory course: La Rioja



The Institute of Masters of Wine, in collaboration with La Fundación para la Cultura del Vino, is organising an introductory course to be held in La Rioja, Spain in March 2023.

The course will be led by, amongst others, Jonas Tofterup MW. He will explain the MW approach to the examination syllabus with a special focus on the writing and tasting skills required to become a Master of Wine. The class will include several tastings, including a wide variety of wines from around the world.

Attendees who are eligible to apply to the MW study programme in May 2023 will be given a discounted rate from the normal application fee should they choose to apply.

The event will take place on the 10 and 11 March, 2023. For more information, and to register to attend, click here.

Eligibility: The whole class will be given in English. Meeting the requirements for the MW study programme is not a prerequisite for attending the weekend. However, attendees wishing to be considered for entry to the MW study programme must meet the entrance requirements – see here for more information.

Fees:€650 including VAT, two lunches and one dinner on 10 March. For those who register before 15 February, an early-bird fee of €550 including VAT will apply.

Participants will be expected to arrange their own transportation to and from the venue, and their own accomodation in the area.

Questions about the MW study programme
Contact Sarah Harrison, IMW head of study programme and development at