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Tag Archives: Master of Wine

• Top Costco Executive Discusses Wine Business in Q&A

Top Costco Executive Discusses Wine Business in Q&A

Annette Alvarez-Peters is one of the most powerful people in the wine industry. She supervises the wine buyers for Costco Wholesale Corp., which sold $3.7 billion in alcohol around the world last year. The sway Costco carries in the industry from the vineyard to retail shelf is tremendous because many wineries want a shot at […]

• Women Masters of Wine Smashing Wine’s Glass Ceiling

Women Masters of Wine Smashing Wine’s Glass Ceiling

In an industry historically dominated by men, women are increasingly smashing through wine’s glass ceiling with the number of female Master of Wine students now surpassing that of male hopefuls. As reported by The Times, this year’s intake of Master of Wine students was made up of 171 women and 131 men. Though women still […]

• The Ultimate Companion to the Wines & Wineries of the United States

American Wine: The Ultimate Companion to the Wines and Wineries of the United States by Jancis Robinson and Linda Murphy University of California Press, 288 pp. British wine writer Jancis Robinson has been on a roll the last few years. Each time she puts her name on a hardcover, she ends up creating a genre-defining […]

• Three new Masters of Wine make total of 300 worldwide

Three new Masters of Wine make total of 300 worldwide

Three members of the wine trade have passed all parts of the notoriously difficult Masters of Wine examination, taking the total number of MWs worldwide to 300. The students, who come from Austria, Singapore and the UK, will be formally welcomed into the Institute of Masters of Wine at a ceremony in the Vintners’ Hall, […]

• First year applications for Masters of Wine course now open

First year applications for Masters of Wine course now open

Applications to join the first year of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) programme are now being accepted. In preparing candidates for their Master of Wine (MW) exams, the course covers seminars, course days and mentoring by current MWs. Two years of study are required before sitting the final examinations. There are only 289 […]

• Red Wine for Cooking: Does Price Matter?

Red Wine for Cooking: Does Price Matter?

Do distinctive flavor profiles come through once the wine is cooked down? When a recipe calls for red wine, the tendency is to grab whatever is inexpensive or already open on the counter. But as with any ingredient in the kitchen, the choice of wine can make the difference between a sauce worthy of a […]

• UK Royal family to produce wine from Windsor Great Park grapes

UK Royal family to produce wine from Windsor Great Park grapes

Fizz from Sussex is often seen on the banquet tables at Buckingham Palace; Kate and William had wine from Chapel Down in Kent. But now the Royal Family is going one step further with plans to make an English wine of its very own, the Telegraph has learned. This Sunday, or early next week, depending […]

• Grand Tasting Of Paso Robles Wines All In One Fabulous Place

Grand Tasting Of Paso Robles Wines All In One Fabulous Place

Wow! Stepping into Vibiana is stepping into a piece of L.A. history as the building was the former Cathedral of St. Vibiana, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The 1885 structure is one of the last remaining buildings from the early period of Los Angeles history which is, as you […]

• How Sweet it is: Wine Industry Owes Sweet Wine Drinkers HUGE Apology!

New study shatters myths about wine consumers, uncovers opportunities for wine industry. A consumer study released today shows that physiology plays a major role in determining wine preferences and that White Zinfandel drinkers are often the most sensitive tasters shattering the myth that about sweet wine consumers. The study was conducted in conjunction with the […]

• Going to in Prague at the end of September? Take a master class in wine

Going to in Prague at the end of September? Take a master class in wine

Wine trade professionals (Boozenews editorial note: the end of the article  says that the class is open to anyone with an interest in wine) will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the industry’s most respected qualification during an exclusive master class in Prague at the end of September. The Institute of Masters of […]

• Center for Wine Origins Launches Wine Location Specialist Certificate Program

Center for Wine Origins Launches Wine Location Specialist Certificate Program

The Center for Wine Origins launched the Wine Location Specialist Certificate Program, developed by Master of Wine, Sandy Block. Registration is now opened to sommeliers, beverage directors & retail beverage directors located in the United States. Registrants must complete the online application in order to be considered.