Tag Archives: Masters of Wine

Passionate Winemaking in Israel

Here in the US, it has certainly been an intense week with our Presidential election. Even though my candidate did not win, I respect that we live in a democracy and that citizens have the right to vote for anyone, … Continue reading

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Farewell until after the Exams

My previous post was my last MW practice essay until the exams, and this is my last post until the exams. I wanted to thank all of those people that have supported me, helped me, inspired me and given me … Continue reading

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Masters of Wine Seminar in England and trying to figure what am I missing that is keeping me from passing the exams…

I just got back from the Masters of Wine seminars in England. Many candidates refer to it as MW Bootcamp. This is due to the fact that you are taking mock exams and seminars from early in the morning until … Continue reading

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What factors are required for grape varieties to become international brands?

Here’s another Masters of Wine question I have decided to take on for my blog. I will define “international brand” as a singular idea or concept that creates name recognition, perceived quality, and a strong mental and emotional connection with … Continue reading

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Gala Dinner at Antinori’s New Winery in Tuscany

My husband, Ken, and I had a wonderful Gala Dinner at Antinori’s New Winery in Tuscany earlier this year on May 17th, which was part of the Masters of Wine Symposium (only every four years!). It was truly a magical … Continue reading

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How important is it for countries and wine producing regions to have ‘signature wines’?

A few weeks ago, on September 28th, I went with a group of my co-workers to a couple of wineries on Long Island, New York. I had my first Long Island Malbec at Bedell Cellars and I have to say … Continue reading

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What is it like failing the Masters of Wine exam?

I think most of us are afraid of failure. We are afraid of being judged. We are afraid of looking like a fool to others. And even though it is a huge achievement to not only get into the Masters … Continue reading

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Who serves the wine consumer best? Families or corporations?

Four years ago, during the Masters of Wine Symposium in Bordeaux, there was a seminar which was based on the above questions. It had Sylvie Cazes of Château Lynch Bages and Eduardo Chadwick from the prestigious Chilean company Errazuriz, representing … Continue reading

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“Why do you want to become a Master of Wine?”

  Ken and I went to the MW Symposium back in May in Florence, and one of the nights they actually broke up the 450 delegates into several small groups to travel to individual wineries in the Tuscan hillside for … Continue reading

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