QUESTION: I’ve seen the initials “M.W.” appear after the name of the sommelier on restaurant menus. What do they stand for?
ANSWER: Master of Wine. And it’s an impressive designation because qualifying for it requires about two years of time, over which candidates must pass various written, oral and blind tasting tests, and write a 10,000-word dissertation.
So if you see “M.W.” next to a sommelier’s name, you can trust him or her to recommend the perfect wine to accompany your meal.