Ribble Valley-based wine consultant Miles Corish has joined the upper echelons of the wine community after passing the notoriously difficult Master of Wine Examination.
With only five graduates succeeding this year in their mission to become a Master of Wine, Miles, who is the Managing Director of Bowland Forest Vintners, has become one of only 323 Masters of Wine worldwide. Since the programme began in 1953, there have only been a total of 372 graduates.
The Master of Wine is known to be one of the hardest exams in the world, which makes everyone that takes it so determined to pass!Miles Cornish
The exam process, held over four days, is made up of both theory and practical papers . If candidates pass both the theory and practical elements of the exam, they are then asked to write a 10,000-word project aimed at adding value to the wine community. As well as running his wholesale and retail business from the Inn at Whitewell, Miles is a WSET Educator, has a wine education business, judges at wine competitions, and consults for the on-trade, including the likes of The Freemasons at Wiswell, Food by Breda Murphy, L’enclume, The Inn at Whitewell, Maxwells Café, and the Tithe Barn at Browsholme Hall.
Miles said: “The Master of Wine is known to be one of the hardest exams in the world, which makes everyone that takes it so determined to pass! I am incredibly proud to be one of the few that has succeeded and I am hoping this will help me to continue to grow professionally.”