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Taste the Mastery: Leading Lineup of Master of Wine Winemakers to Present at the 10th International Symposium


June 5th – The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced an incredible roster of 36 Master of Wine Winemakers who will be heading to Wiesbaden, Germany, for the 10th International Symposium to present their estates’ wines at a unique tasting session this summer. The walkaround event, named ‘Taste the Mastery’, will be the first tasting to kick off the symposium on 29 June – 2 July 2023, which will be attended by 500 wine professionals and enthusiasts from around the world.

With a global community of 415 MWs, only 76 consider themselves winemakers, making the ‘Taste the Mastery’ session a rare occasion, providing symposium guests with an opportunity to explore the exceptional talent of MW winemakers from around the world, all in one room. This tasting is a unique opportunity for MWs to share their craft and passion with other Masters of and avid wine experts, and showcase how their extensive knowledge in wine translates into winemaking.

Alison Flemming MW, who is overseeing all tastings at the event, said “At the 10th IMW symposium in Wiesbaden a cherished tradition will be continued: the tasting of wines made by Masters of Wine. A selection of MW winemakers from around the world will be present to demonstrate their skills and expertise with their wines on the first day of the event.”

Visitors can expect to taste MW made wines from nations spanning France, Spain, Australia, United States, Austria, South Africa, Israel, Germany, England, and Canada.

Many of these regions have grappled with the effects of climate emergencies in recent years, from wildfires in the U.S. and the recent flooding of the Ahr valley in Germany.

The full line up of the 36 MW winemakers that will present their wines at the walkaround tasting are:

  • Janek Schumann MW – Schloss Wackerbarth
  • Jürgen von der Mark – MW Weingut von der Mark
  • Roman Horvath MW – Domäne Wachau
  • Andreas Wickhoff MW – Weingut Bründlmayer 
  • Tim Wildman MW – Wildman Wine and Lost in a Field 
  • Olivier Humbrecht MW – Phantom Creek Vineyards and Domaine Zind-Humbrecht
  • Róisín Curley MW – Maison Róisín Curley 
  • Justin Howard-Sneyd MW – Domaine of the Bee 
  • Juliet Bruce Jones MW – Domaine La Tasque 
  • Lin Liu MW – Chateau de Chambert 
  • Lynne Coyle MW – Lagar de Costa and Bodegas Tandem 
  • Andreas Kubach MW – Peninsula Wine 
  • Ed Adams MW – Kind Wine and La Bascula 
  • Norrel Robertson MW – El Escocés Volante 
  • Fernando Mora MW – Bodegas Frontonio 
  • Almudena Alberca MW – Bodegas Palacio and Entrecanales Domecq 
  • Jonas Tofterup MW – Bodegas Trenza 
  • Frank Smulders MW – Liskar Vinos 
  • David Forer MW – Clos Salanca 
  • Rob Geddes MW – David Wine
  • Eran Pick MW – Tzora Vineyards 
  • Ido Lewinsohn MW – Lewinsohn Winery
  • Ross Wise MW – Black Hills Winery
  • Nova Cadamatre MW – Trestle Thirty One
  • Amy Christine MW – Holus Bolus and The Joy Fantastic
  • Martin Reyes MW – Reyes Winery
  • Nicolas Quillé MW – Archery Summit and Seghesio Family Vineyards
  • Doug Frost MW – Echolands Winery
  • David LeMire MW –  Tolpuddle Vineyard and MMAD 
  • Andrew Corrigan MW – Hidden Creek Winery 
  • Michael Hill Smith MW – Shaw + Smith
  • Kym Milne MW – Anvers Wines and Golden Amrita Estate 
  • Kate McIntyre MW – Moorooduc Estate 
  • Nick Bulleid MW – Hatherleigh Vineyard
  • Drew Noon MW – Noon Winery 
  • Richard Kershaw MW – Kershaw Wines 

The IMW’s international symposium is regarded as the marque event in the global wine calendar, launching in Oxford in 1982 and last hosted in Logroño, Spain in 2018. Returning for 2023, the 10th international symposium will run over 4 stimulating days, focusing on trends currently defining the industry and how the industry will evolve in the future. Attendees can expect world-class tastings, thought-provoking presentations and controversial debate touching on themes from the impact of climate change to diversity in the wine industry.

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