Torres joins IMW international supporter community

03 November, 2017

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced that Torres, the leading Spanish wine producer has joined its international supporter community.

IMW chairman Jane Masters MW said: "This fifth generation business has been at the forefront of driving wine quality and international trade for decades. The company is committed to environmental conservation and shares our mission to promote excellence interaction and learning across the global wine community."

The institute said: “From its origins as winegrowers in 1870, Familia Torres has combined tradition and innovation with the aim of making premium wine and brandy, always with the utmost respect for the environment. Rooted in the Penedès near Barcelona for more than three centuries, Familia Torres historically has wineries and vineyards in the Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat, and Costers del Segre.

The protection of the land and environment, the pursuit of excellence and the passion for wine culture has been passed down from generation to generation. Fourth generation family member Miguel A. Torres pioneered the planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in Spain, creating 'Mas la Plana' in 1970, and today’s fifth generation is focused on recovering ancestral Catalan, Spanish and Chilean varieties and continuing to make top quality wines from unique and special vineyards. Familia Torres is also present in Chile, California and other Spanish iconic regions with singular wines and vineyards. Torres is a member of Primum Familiae Vini (also an IMW Supporter), an association of 11 wine families who are among the most prestigious wine producers of their regions.”

Miguel Torres Maczassek (pictured), fifth generation of the Torres family said: “We are delighted to develop this new partnership as the Institute of Masters of Wine is one of the most famous and admired wine institutions in the world. We very much value the impressive capacity of the IMW organisation and its members to spread wine knowledge and wine culture to the growing number of wine lovers across the world.”

The Institute of Masters of Wine is a membership organisation and its masters of wine (MWs) hold the most respected title in the world of wine. The MW exam is recognised worldwide for its rigour and high standards. There are 369 MWs in 29 countries. The membership encompasses winemakers, buyers, journalists, shippers, business owners, consultants, academics, and wine educators. There are more than 350 students in the MW Study programme from over 30 countries.





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