IMW names 16 new MWs

The Institute of Masters of Wine has named 16 new Masters of Wine, bringing the total number MWs around the world to over 400.

Based in nine different countries including: the UK, Canada, Ireland, Israel and Norway, these new additions brings the total number of MWs to 409 based in 30 countries.

The new members of the Institute are:

  • Mike Best MW (UK)
  • Nick Bielak MW (UK)
  • Beans Boughton MW (UAE)
  • Duane Coates MW (Australia)
  • Jacqueline Cole Blisson MW (Canada)
  • Róisín Curley MW (Ireland)
  • Tracey Dobbin MW (France)
  • Heidi Hansen MW (Norway)
  • Christophe Heynen MW (Belgium)
  • Annette Lacey MW (Australia)
  • Ido Lewinsohn MW (Israel)
  • William Lowe MW (UK)
  • Geoffrey Moss MW (Canada)
  • Ray O’Connor MW (UK)
  • Adam Porter MW (UK)
  • Louise Wilson MW (Canada)

All have passed their theory and tasting exams and final research paper. The IMW said that this second crop of new MWs, “shows the continued internationalisation of the IMW”.

The top six countries where MWs are based are: the UK, US, Australia, Canada, France and NEw Zealand.

A profile of each new MW and their research paper topics can be found on the following pages.

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