An MW’s Guide to Tasting with Matthew Stubbs MW

Summary: Following on from the Taste like a Master of Wine session in May this will be another chance to test your tasting skills using an MW style approach. A quick recap on how to taste in an MW way will be followed by a tasting of two wines which will be used to answer an exam-style practical question. No preparation is needed, the session is open to all.  Just turn up with an open

Carignan with Matthew Stubbs MW

Summary:  Carignan is much maligned and seldom celebrated. Mediocre, rustic and dilute or concentrated, layered and charming ? Would the real Carignan please stand up ? It is true that Carignan would probably not feature in most people's Top 10 list of favourite grape varieties, but is that justified ? Why are some of the best estates in the Languedoc-Roussillon so keen on Carignan? What is the history and what are the characteristics of this often ridiculed grape

Innovation and Tradition in the Languedoc-Roussillon with Matthew Stubbs MW

Summary: With over 2000 years of winemaking history the Languedoc-Roussillon could be seen as a very traditional wine region, after all fortified and sparkling wines were first invented or discovered here. Many traditions still exist but also sit alongside a whole raft of innovative and cutting edge developments. No region has moved so far or so fast in the last 50 years. Using examples from regions as diverse as Pic St Loup, Terrasses du Larzac,

Languedoc-Roussillon with Matthew Stubbs MW

Presenter: Matthew Stubbs MW  Matthew has more than 30 years of experience in the wine trade, from importing and distribution to running a supermarket wine department. He passed the Master of Wine exam in 1996 achieving the Bollinger Medal for the best-tasting paper and the Listel Scholarship for the best Vinification paper. He has been actively involved with the Institute ever since, either as Practical Examiner, seminar lecturer or mentor. Since starting his own wine

Meeting of the Minds - A World of Tasting Methods

Summary:  What are the main tasting methods and what are their key characteristics?  How do different cultures, languages and sensibilities impact how wine tasting is approached?  Can we envision a more overarching and universal tasting method?  These are some of the

South West France: Gaillac to Cahors with Matthew Stubbs MW (Part 1)

Summary:  Discover the South West, arguably one of the most mysterious and least well-known regions of France. With over 130 grape varieties and 29 different appellations, it is home to a fascinating array of varieties wine styles. In this session we will concentrate on the area to the North and East of Toulouse covering the appellations of Gaillac, Marcillac and Cahors. If you want to

Taste Wine Like An MW with Matthew Stubbs MW

Summary:  A session aimed at those who are curious about what tasting like a Master of Wine actually involves. How does it differ from other established methods and can anybody do it? We will look at how to build on your existing wine-tasting knowledge and try two wines during the session to illustrate the approach. Don’t feel you need to be an MW student to register for this webinar, it is aimed at all levels! Matthew will be tasting two wines during the seminar

Taste Wine Like An MW: Part 3 with Matthew Stubbs MW

Summary: The third in our series of tastings like a Master of Wine. This session follows on from the previous two episodes of WSG Live : Taste Wine like an MW I, Taste Wine Like an MW II.  No problem if you missed those, there will be a short recap on how