Institute Master Class at ProWein 2011

Members of the wine trade will have the opportunity to learn more about the industry’s most highly regarded qualification at the ProWein trade fair next month, including participating in a blind tasting with Masters of Wine.

The Institute of Masters of Wine is holding a master class to showcase its education programme to potential students on 28 March 2011 at ProWein in Düsseldorf. More than 250 students from 28 different countries are currently enrolled in the programme, which prepares candidates for the annual Masters of Wine Examination.

The event is being hosted by the wine countries and regions of Argentina, California, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa, which are jointly presenting as Down to Earth at ProWein for the second year running.

The Institute master class is aimed at wine trade professionals who may be interested in entering the Institute’s international education programme. It will be led by Lynne Sherriff MW, Chairman of the Institute, and includes an introduction to the Institute, a tutored blind tasting of wines, and the opportunity to discuss professional development. It will take place from 1630 to 1800 at the Down to Earth stand, Hall 6 G90, in the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.

The event is free but participants must register in advance. Further information, including booking details, can be found in the Seminar Registration section of the www.down2earth-prowein.com website.

Lynne Sherriff MW said: “Institute master classes offer the chance to discover just what is involved in becoming a Master of Wine. We are delighted to have the opportunity to hold a master class during ProWein and look forward to attracting new students of the highest calibre from all wine-related disciplines as the Institute continues to broaden and internationalise its membership.”

Source: IMW