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Jennifer Docherty joins the Master of Wine elite

20th March, 2015

Jennifer Docherty joins the Master of Wine elite

We are delighted to share the news that our wine buyer Jennifer Docherty is now a Master of Wine!  Since passing the examinations she has been working hard on the demanding dissertation. Today she received the excellent news that she has now passed this element too.

Managing Director and fellow MW, David Gleave, commented, “The Master of Wine is much more difficult today than when I did passed it 29 years ago, so many congratulations to Jennifer on passing a tough exam and an even tougher dissertation.  I have seen how hard she has worked on the dissertation, which was almost like having another full-time job. I’m sure that everyone will join me in saying how proud we are of her achievement, and in wishing her congratulations.”

We would also like to extend our warm congratulations to the other four new Masters of Wine, which includes former Liberty Wines Buyer, Victoria Stephens-Clarkson! 

To become a Master of Wine, candidates must pass a practical exam, a theory exam and a research paper. There are currently only 323 Masters of Wine globally so Jennifer’s achievement will serve as a great inspiration to our other two MW students, Tori Eeles and Lucie Parker.

For more information on the Master of Wine qualification please visit www.mastersofwine.org