2018 MW examination wines revealed
The Institute of Masters of Wine has published the list of wines used in the 2018 practical examination.
The full list of wines can be found here, along with the accompanying questions. The list also shows the questions from the theory component of the stage 2 MW examination.
Over 160 students sat the theory and practical exams from 5 June to 8 June in London, San Francisco and Sydney. Over the four days students had three 12-wine blind tasting practical papers and five theory papers on the subjects of viticulture; vinification and pre-bottling procedures; handling of wines; the business of wine; and contemporary issues.
The practical and theory exams form the second stage of the MW study programme. The first step is the stage 1 assessment, a one-day examination comprising a 12-wine blind tasting exam in the morning and a theory exam in the afternoon. Over 100 students sat the stage 1 assessment in London, San Francisco and Sydney on 4 June. Students can only progress to stage 2 of the MW study programme by successfully passing this assessment.
The list of wines and questions used in the stage 1 assessment can be found here.
Those who successfully pass the stage 2 theory and practical examinations will progress to stage 3. This final stage of the MW study programme is the research paper.
Applications to join the MW study programme are now open until 17 July 2018. To find out more and apply see activemw.com/apply.
For more information contact:
Head of Marketing, Communications and Membership
Institute of Masters of Wine
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