Master of Wine Inaugural Ceremony in London

November 9, 2011

What a wonderful night of celebration amongst the new Masters of Wine, their family and friends, and other MWs and MW Candidates at Vintners' Hall in London! I've always loved Bollinger Champagnes, but surely this night more than ever before as the bubbles flowed out of magnum from white-gloved attendants. I am thrilled and honored to be part of the new vintage honored this year, bringing the Institute's total living membership to 299 as of this writing. Fellow members of the 2011 vintage are:

  • Michele Anderson MW (Australian living in USA)

  • Sam Caporn MW (UK national and resident)

  • Mary Gorman-McAdams MW (Irish living in USA)

  • Andy Howard MW (UK national and resident)

  • Emma Jenkins MW (New Zealand national and resident)

  • Richard Kershaw MW (British living in South Africa)

  • Paul Liversedge MW (British living in Switzerland)

  • Caro Maurer MW (German national and resident)

  • Antony Moss MW (UK national and resident)

  • Mai Tanaka MW (Japanese living in UK)

  • Dr Liz Thach MW (USA national and resident)

  • Clem Yates MW (UK national and resident)

This year six incoming Masters of Wine received awards for outstanding performance in different Examination Papers and other aspects of the three-tiered examination process (theory, practical and dissertation.) As a city girl whose forte is generally business, I was thrilled to merit the viticulture acknowledgement! My study pal, Mary Gorman, followed up with the business paper award.

  • Christy Canterbury MW, The Villa Maria Award (Viticulture)

  • Mary Gorman-McAdams MW, The Viña Errázuriz Award (Business of Wine)

  • Clem Yates MW, The Taransaud Tonnellerie Award (Wine Maturation and Handling)

  • Antony Moss MW, The Robert Mondavi Winery Award (Overall Theory)

  • Sam Caporn MW, The Madame Bollinger Medal (Tasting)

  • Caro Maurer MW, The Noval Award (Dissertation)

  • Antony Moss MW, Institute of Masters of Wine Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board