VSPT Wine Group becomes a principal supporter of the Institute of Masters of Wine
VSPT Wine Group have signed on to become a principal supporter of the Institute of Masters of Wine. The Chilean wine group joins our existing principal supporters, Austrian Wine, AXA Millésimes, Constellation Brands and Champagne Bollinger.
VSPT is a Top 20 global wine producer, are leaders in premium wine and sparkling wine sales in Chile and a Top 5 producer in the domestic Argentinian market. VSPT becomes the first IMW principal supporter based in Latin America.
The mission and values of VSPT are synonymous with those of the IMW, as they commit themselves to promoting diversity and excellence in the wine trade. This agreement is key in securing connections in Latin America to extend the global community of the Institute.
Germán del Río, International Business Director at VSPT Wine Group commented: “We are thrilled to announce our new partnership as a Principal Supporter of the esteemed Institute of Masters of Wine. VSPT Wine Group is fully committed to advancing wine education and this new collaboration promises to create a dynamic synergy of wine and academic excellence. Together, we envision a future where passion, expertise, and a dedication to mastery will enrich the palates and minds of wine enthusiasts worldwide.”
Julian Gore-Booth, IMW Executive Director said: “The IMW is absolutely delighted to welcome VSPT as one of our Principal Supporters. As well as offering the possibility to further strengthen our connections with Latin America the VSPT wine group is a leader in sustainability and offers important expertise, learning and engagement for our members and our student community. We are looking forward to building this relationship over the years ahead.”
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About the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW)
The IMW is a membership organisation with an exceptional international reputation. For almost 70 years, its members – the Masters of Wine (MWs) – have been at the forefront of leadership and expertise in the world of wine. The IMW’s mission is to promote excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community. MWs prove their comprehensive understanding of wine by passing the MW exam, recognised worldwide for its rigour and exacting standards. In addition to passing the exam, members must sign the code of conduct before they are entitled to use the initials MW. This requires them to uphold the highest standards of commercial conduct within the industry. Today, there are 412 Masters of Wine working in 31 countries. The membership encompasses winemakers, sommeliers, buyers, journalists, shippers, consultants, viticulturalists, academics, educators and more. There are 349 students from 40 countries in the 2022-23 MW study programme. The IMW works with 38 supporters and four research and industry associates, who help promote the IMW’s mission. The five principal supporters are Austrian Wine, AXA Millésimes, Champagne Bollinger, Constellation Brands and VSPT Wine Group.