Caroline Hermann – 2018 Master of Wine Inductee


The New Masters of Wine (MWs): By: Caroline Hermann On November 6, 2018, the UK-based Institute of Masters of Wine officially welcomed 14 new Masters of Wine (MW) to its membership, of which I was one. Candidates must pass: -      a four-day theory exam requiring critical analysis of all aspects of viticulture, vinification, the business of wine, and contemporary issues; -      a three-day, 36-wine blind tasting analysis, testing the ability to “taste like a detective and argue like a lawyer”; and -      a 10,000-word research paper which must include qualitative and quantitative statistical data analysis on a wine-related topic. The Institute now has 380 MWs from 30 [...]