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IMW welcomes E&J Gallo

Published:  04 April, 2019

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has welcomed E&J Gallo Winery, the world's largest family-owned winery, to its family of international supporters.

Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E&J Gallo produce award-winning wines and spirits available in over 110 countries.

“At a time when our student base has never had such a global dimension and with more students in the USA than any other market, we are delighted to have E&J Gallo Winery as a Major Supporter of the IMW,” said Adrian Garforth MW, chairman of the IMW.

“As a family business, Gallo has a unique understanding of the wine world and has shared their insights with our students and Members alike, through a variety of seminars and more recently as part of the successful MW trip to California. With an increasing focus on the premium sector, Gallo’s portfolio breadth and commitment to quality demonstrate the same values that underpin the activities of the IMW.”

E&J Gallo was “honoured to support the IMW", said chief marketing officer Stephanie Gallo.

"Over the last several years, our company has hosted many students on their journey to achieving this prestigious recognition. E&J Gallo Winery has three MWs in integral roles within our organisation – Edouard Baijot MW, Nicholas Paris MW and Nigel Sneyd MW. We applaud the IMW's commitment to professional excellence. Their dedication to promoting education in the wine industry is exemplary.”

The IMW now has 28 supporters from around the world, who work with the IMW to promote its mission of excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community.