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Posted: Monday, 06 September 2010 12:15

Nine More Masters of Wine

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced nine new Masters of Wine to its membership following the results of its 2010 examination taking the number to 289, from 23 countries. All 11 new Masters of Wine will be formally welcomed to the Institute's membership at its annual reception and awards ceremony in London on November 3.

Following is the list of new members:

Peter Richards (UK) -Chilean wine expert, wine writer and broadcaster,
David Allen (UK), private customer sales manager at Coe Vintners,
Alex Hunt (UK), purchasing director at Berkmann Wine Cellars,
Melanie Jones(UK), wine writer and webmaster,
Justin Knock (UK), wine buying manager at Treasury Wine Estates
 Pedro Ballesteros Torres (Belgium)- civil servant at European Commission,
Sebastian Bredal (Norway)- managing director of Symposium Wines AS, 
Kate McIntyre(Australia), marketing manager at Moorooduc Estate,
Jean Reilly MW (USA), wine buyer and journalist based in New York,

Ned Goodwin (Japan) and Rhys Pender (Canada), had already been announced successful after their dissertation was accepted by the institute.

All 11 new Masters of Wine of 2010, will be formally welcomed to the Institute's membership at its annual reception and awards ceremony in London on November 3.

Peter Richards MW also becomes  one of only three husband-wife teams to have passed the exam. His wife Susie Barrie MW passed it last year.

In order to become an MW a candidate must pass both the theory and practical parts of the examination and complete a 10,000-word dissertation based upon original research.

There are none from India yet although a select few are in the final stages that may or may not guarantee them a place in the top echelon of wine experts. In case you dream to attach an MW in front of your name, you may want to read an article by our guest writer John Salvi MW at


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