New MWS Welcomed To The Institute
Date£º 2017-11-10 09:21  Source£º    Author: Rupert Millar   Translator:
  The 18 newest Masters of Wine were formally welcomed into the fold at the Institute¡¯s Annual Awards Ceremony in London this week.

The 18 new masters, who all passed in March and September this year, were: Mark Andrew MW (UK), Nova Cadamatre MW (USA), Julie Ch¨¦n¨¦ Nyheim MW (Norway), Alistair Cooper MW (UK), Jeremy Cukierman MW (France), Emma Dawson MW (UK), David Forer MW (Spain), Philip Harden MW (UK), Ashley Hausman Vaughters MW (US), Sarah Heller MW (Hong Kong), Tim Jackson MW (UK), Andreas Kubach MW (Spain), Fernando Mora MW (Spain), Aina Mee Myhre MW (Norway), Billo Naravane MW (USA), Catherine Petrie MW (UK), Nigel Sneyd MW (US) and Morgan Twain-Peterson MW (US).


Individual awards were given out to the new members for exceptional performances during their exams.


Nova Cadamatre MW received the Taransaud Tonnellerie Awad for her excellent knowledge in the production and handling of wine.


Jeremy Cukierman MW was awarded the Bollinger Medal for his tasting ability, while The Noval Award for best research paper went to Fernando Mora MW for his paper on: ¡®Proposals for creating a revised wine quality classification in Denomination of Origin (DO) Campo de Borja, with recommendations for potential implementation in other DOs in Spain¡¯.


Sarah Heller MW meanwhile picked up four awards on the night: the Villa Maria Prize for outstanding knowledge and understanding of viticulture and the Errazuriz Award for performance in the business of wine exam. For her performance across all of the theory papers and the entire MW examination process she also received the Robert Mondavi Winery Award and the Austrian Wine Marketing Board Outstanding Achievement Award.


Jane Masters MW, chairman of the IMW said: ¡°As chairman, I am delighted to officially welcome our 18 new Masters of Wine ¨C many congratulations to all of them for this tremendous personal achievement. Each has a wealth of experience and knowledge of wine and I am sure will contribute to the future success of our international trade.¡±




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