Vier nieuwe studenten kregen tot nu toe toegang tot de exclusieve club in 2018. Op dit moment zijn er 370 personen, die de titel MW mogen dragen. Het instituut maakte bekend:
The four new Masters of Wine so far in 2018 are:
- Cassidy Dart MW, based in the UK
- Caroline Hermann MW, based in the US
- Simon Milroy MW, based in the UK
- Martin Reyes MW, based in the US
There are now 370 Masters of Wine living in 28 countries, said the Institute of Masters of Wine.
Martin Reyes MW was described by the Institute as ‘the first Master of Wine of Mexican descent and a first-generation American’.
He lives in California, where he heads up Peter Paul Wines, works as a consultant on wine buying and retailing, and also teaches with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
His research paper was: ‘Crowdsourced ratings for wine: exploring the rise of the consumer critic and its impact on purchasing behaviour in a USA retail environment.’
Cassidy Dart MW is director of wine for Pol Roger Portfolio in the UK, has also consulted for Mullineux and Leeu Wines in Swartland, South Africa.
His research paper was: The Swartland in transition; obscurity to recognition 2010-2016.
Caroline Hermann is based in Washington DC, where she is the programme manager for wine, beer and spirits at the US Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).