The Institute of Masters of Wine now has eight new members, drawn from five different countries, including China. This brings the total to 390 MWs, from 30 countries.
“The 2019 crop shows the increasing internationalisation of the IMW,” said a statement from the Institute. “The top six countries where MWs are based around the world are Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.”
The new members of the IMW are Julien Boulard MW (China), Thomas Curtius MW (Germany), Dominic Farnsworth MW (UK), Lydia Harrison MW (UK), Heidi Maekinen MW (Finland), Christine Marsiglio MW (UK), Edward Ragg MW (China) and Gus Jian Zhu MW (USA).
The MW examination consists of three stages and culminates in the submission of a final research paper, which must be an in-depth study on a wine-related topic drawn from any area of the sciences, arts, humanities or social sciences.
Via press release