The Institute of Masters of Wine announced three new Masters of Wine on September 6th, 2012:
Catriona Felstead MW, Direct and Interactive Marketing Manager at Berry Bros & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine merchant, Annette Scarfe MW, independent wine consultant in Singapore, and Andreas Wickhoff MW, Managing Director of Premium Estates Austria, a group of the country’s leading wineries.
Austria is now proud to have three Masters of Wine: Dr. Josef Schuller MW (Director of the Austrian Wine Academy), Roman Horvath MW (Managing Director of Domäne Wachau), and Andreas Wickhoff MW.
All three Austrian Masters of Wine teach at the Austrian Wine Academy which had its annual Lecturer’s Conference and Seminar this last weekend.
Andreas Wickhoff MW said “I am incredibly glad to have passed all parts of the MW exam. It has been one of the most adventurous, arduous and exciting journeys of my life, during which I was pushed to the limit.”
Congratulations to all who have achieved their goal. For me, the journey continues.
My exam results were as I expected – fail. I can practice, study and prepare, but when it comes to that first exam day, I am like a deer staring at a fast moving truck’s headlights and I end up as road kill. Despite this, it has been a worthwhile and rewarding journey thus far. I’ve learned much, travelled far and have met many wonderful, inspiring people along the way.