Programme and tickets available for IMW’s 10th international symposium


The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) is delighted to launch ticket sales for its 10th International Symposium in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 2023. The hosts for this seminal event are the Deutsches Weininstitut (DWI), the city of Wiesbaden and the federal state of Hessen.

Coinciding with the launch is a first look at the not to be missed programme. Open to anyone to attend, the symposium will run in the "Biebricher Schloss" (picture) over four stimulating days from 29 June to 2 July 2023.

John Malkovich amoung prominent speakers

The symposium seeks to take a critical look at the world of wine and its future. There will be world-class tastings, thought-provoking presentations and controversial debate, as well as themed lunches and dinners organised by our sponsors and hosts. The impressive line-up of high-profile speakers includes Dr Laura Catena, John Malkovich and Jancis Robinson MW. More than thirty presenters are scheduled to participate.

Talks, breath-taking locations and tours

Germany will provide the perfect setting to hold the IMW’s flagship event through exceptional tastings, provocative talks, breath-taking locations and tours, and outstanding networking opportunities – the heart of the symposium programme.

It is expected to be another sold out event with early bird ticket sales launching today via

Monika Reule, managing director of the DWI, said, “In 2023, the who’s who of the international wine community will gather in Wiesbaden for ground-breaking seminars and tasting-sessions. We will ensure that participants remember Germany fondly, not only as outstanding hosts but also as an important wine nation with great landscapes and outstanding wines.”

Julian Gore-Booth, IMW Executive Director, said, “The IMW international symposium is the Olympics of the wine world. This is where the global wine community comes together under one roof, where excellence and innovation is shared and where networks are born. We invite you to be part of it and join us in the beautiful city of Wiesbaden.”

The IMW’s symposium traditionally takes place every four years, the previous event was held in Spain, 2018. However, the 2022 symposium, initially planned for Adelaide, Australia, had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

More information and Tickets:
Belinda Eaton
Marketing and Communications Manager
Institute of Masters of Wine
+44 (0)207 383 9136

Notes to editors:

About the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW)
The IMW is a membership organisation with an exceptional international reputation. For almost 70 years, its members – the Masters of Wine (MWs) – have been at the forefront of leadership and expertise in the world of wine. The IMW’s mission is to promote excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community. MWs prove their comprehensive understanding of wine by passing the MW exam, recognised worldwide for its rigour and exacting standards. In addition to passing the exam, members must sign the code of conduct before they are entitled to use the initials MW. This requires them to uphold the highest standards of commercial conduct within the industry. Today, there are 415 Masters of Wine working in 30 countries. The membership encompasses winemakers, sommeliers, buyers, journalists, shippers, consultants, viticulturalists, academics, educators and more. There are 307 students from 36 countries in the 2022-23 MW study programme. The IMW works with 34 supporters and two research and industry associates, who help promote the IMW’s mission. The five principal supporters are Austrian Wine, AXA Millésimes, Constellation Brands, the Madame Bollinger Foundation, and Waitrose and Partners.

About Deutsches Weininstitut (DWI), The German Wine Institute i.e. Wines of Germany
The German Wine Institute (DWI) is the central communication and marketing organization of the German wine industry.The core task of the DWI is to promote the quality and sales of wines from the 13 German wine-growing regions through competition-neutral marketing and communication  measures at home and abroad. This essentially includes market research and reporting, press and public relations work, the implementation of image campaigns including corresponding events, participation in national and international trade fairs and the organization of wine presentations and events together with German producers all over the world.
DWI’s business operations are supervised by the Deutscher Weinfonds (DWF, or German Wine Fund). The German Wine Fund was established as a legal entity under public law in the federal German wine law of 29 August 1961. It is supported by the wine industry and subject to the statutory supervision of the Federal Ministry for Nutrition and Agriculture. Today, it is subject to the current stipulations of the German wine law. The DWI was founded in 1949 as a privately operated initiative, a legal entity comparable with a PLC (public limited company – or in German, GmbH) under the name “Deutsche Weinwerbung” (German Wine Promotion). The sole shareholder is the German Wine Fund.

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