What MWs and experts are saying about WineTutor.tv

I watched your WineTutor TV on the bus to work through 2018-2019 to prepare for my theory exams - they were short, informative and very helpful with mind mapping and remembering the influences on different winemaking process, they really were excellent.

Annette Lacey MW

Your Wine Tutor TV videos were hugely helpful in my first year. What an amazing initiative on your part. I am sure that many students will thank you for your efforts.

Jacky Cole MW

Your videos really helped me to re-focus on getting ready for the exams themselves when I was overwhelmed by all the individual syllabus topics. It’s easy to get lost and bogged down in hundreds of articles about one small topic, but the wine tutor videos put it all back in the wider perspective and make preparing for an essay topic much more manageable.

Beth Pearce MW

Winetutor.tv was a great help in passing the MW exams, in addition to a steady diet of practice tasting exams and theory essays, studying books and websites, interviewing viticulturists, winemakers and operations people, and hands-on experience across various facets of the industry. The MW process requires students to assimilate some very complex concepts, and your videos help to make some very important ones clear and understandable. I had many ah-hah moments watching them, and I constantly encourage all of the students in the California study group to watch them over and over. Thank you for this great study resource Tim!

Matt Deller MW

Nicely done, Tim. I like the concept and delivery a lot. Core issues, well handled.

Bob Betz MW

You are a natural performer, and a great teacher. Beautifully and imaginatively presented, crystal clear, very thorough, and utterly engaging. Huge congratulations to you and the team. I can imagine the thought and the effort behind it all. The Institute themselves should have been doing something like this years ago!

Michael Schuster

Excellent tool for MW students to dip into on many aspects of the course -- I will certainly forward the link to my mentees.

Lynne Coyle MW

WineTutor.tv should be a great help to students.

Jack Whitaker MW

Wine Tutor TV. looks great and I enjoyed dipping into it. Your intro video is terribly well written and comes across really well. Good luck with it.

James John MW

I believe your work will help potential and current MW students to appreciate the depth and breadth of study required, whilst the short and concise format is what todays students need.

Philip Goodband MW

Just luv winetutor.tv... short, snappy, incisive and informative, fun injections of wine knowledge...and, you don't have to be a MW student to get your fix.

John Downes MW

Wine Tutor is a fantastic resource -- I wish such a thing had been available when I was studying.

Well done to Tim and team for helping to demystify the process.

Rod Smith MW

WineTutor.tv is very good and easy to understand.

I could imagine myself when I was a student happily watching them while studying.

It would have been helpful in finding the shortcuts to learning things.

Madeline Strenwreth MW

WineTV is a fun, visual way to understand the principles of some of the most complex questions posed in the Master of Wine Exam.

A fantastic resource to any MW student or indeed anyone interested in learning more about wine.

Barry Dick MW

WineTutor TV is a well presented, engaging, interesting and original way of making pertinent parts of the MW programme accessible and understandable for students and bringing the syllabus to life.

Samantha Capon MW

Your videos are great!

Brilliant way to make self study more approachable, and the exam technique parts are essential viewing for anyone on the programme.

Will definitely be recommending to MW students!

Vicky Burt MW, London

Hundreds of students stand to benefit from this resource, there is lots of great advice there

I hope it will be a great success, and it is on the way to becoming one.

Anthony Moss MW

The inside track on how to approach the formidable MW course, delivered with clarity, concision -- and wit.

Richard Hemming MW

I wish had had WineTutor.tv when I was studying for my MW!

It's packed full of useful insights into how to make your studies more effective.

These are delivered in brief, pithy films that are entertaining and memorable. I've been recommending the site to all my mentees and pretty much any other student who'll listen.

Natasha Hughes MW

These videos will be watched by MW students the world over time and time again. They're a great resource that helps make the program seem achievable by breaking this huge project down into simple pieces. The wine world has long needed videos like these.

Justin Knock MW

Congratulations to Tim for his Winetutor TV project.

It is extremely innovative, short and snappy and very helpful for students of the Master of Wine.

When, through a friend, I discovered Tim's website, I immediately enjoyed watching the videos. A huge bravo for such superb videos!

Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MBA

Without your videos I don't think I would have passed. You provided so many amazing tips on how to handle the theory and practical that things just started to gel. You are on my short list of people, without whom passing the exam for me would have been impossible.

Billo Naravane MW

What the students are saying about WineTutor.tv

Thank you for the part you played in my successful progress to Stage 2. Without 100 Days To Pass, I wouldn’t have been as armed and ready for a successful outcome as I was. Your no-nonsense, practical approach to study planning, and exam techniques were key for me.

Chris Turyk

The winetutor.tv videos were the first thing to give me hope that I could possibly pass this thing one day. When broken down into bit sized, entertaining, step-by-step instructions it all feels much more manageable. I’ve already applied the advice, simple tools, tricks and tips towards my studying, PAMS and TAMS and reference my notes often. Good on you Tim for passing on such concise and smart techniques to your fellow wine lovers.

Clara Dalzell

Tim has amazing pointers and his highlights are helpful in quantifying the vast syllabus of the MW study by looking at what matters the most. He is practical in his approach and addresses in simplistic language. He brings out his experience as a student through relatable stories at a micro level. Equally, he also shows a pathway to help build a bigger picture for a potential Master of Wine. A focused roadmap on how to study efficiently!

Sumi Sarma

More than talent, there is a great passion that moves Tim to create such great learning and inspirational moments. These two seminars have been the greatest illuminating events so far in my incipient MW journey.

Bruno Vianna

The MW program and syllabus is overwhelming and it is not apparent how to best prepare oneself for the exams; the webinars gave a very insightful way to do so while being enjoyable and feeling open and participative. Tim cut through a lot of the fat and clearly communicated the important ideas in preparation for the exam in terms of study, technique, and mindset. Overall the sessions were extremely reassuring that the Master of Wine is an achievable goal.

Samel Kozlowski

It was the most insightful and encouraging presentation of content and how to address it logically. Most critically, it has helped me imagine a useful structure for my studies.

Katy Long

Thank you for such a brilliant theory session. Your approaches and techniques have been incredibly reassuring at this late stage leading up to the exam. I didn’t think I was missing key information about how to tackle the theory questions, but having watched the video, I now know how I can answer any question with limited knowledge. Most importantly without crumbling under pressure!

Katrina Smith

Tim's advice is always so helpful––particularly, I think, for the somewhat underestimated problem non-Brit students often face with understanding the British examination style. As an American I can confirm that strategy for this exam is quite different from what you'd use for typical US examination styles, and it does need to be learned for much of the standard MW student advice to make sense. Furthermore, I have ADHD and so it is especially critical for me to avoid the pitfalls of overstudying and rabbit-chasing. The tips presented in Tim's videos and tutoring sessions help me use my study time effectively, and I truly believe that's the best MW skill that can't be developed through hard work alone. Thank you, Tim!

Julia Burke

Tim’s course has brought me much clarity needed on how to prepare effectively for S1A. Having to face a tough year of Covid and dealing with relocation to another country, Tim’s webinars are godsend to me during this stressful period. I managed to regain the right focus and motivation to push on. During one of Tim’s webinars, I also managed to unlock how seemingly an uphill task can be chunked down into doable and manageable steps. I will definitely recommend Tim’s course as an essential part of your preparation.

Stephanie Lim

I can honestly say it was the most useful, practical and hands-on advice I could have wished for. I now feel that I have the necessary tools to make this a success, and feel once again motivated and confident.

Christina Holzier

It was great! I found that you shared a lot of useful insight from the student perspective. I got a lot of strategies and techniques that I can actually use for the exam.

Florencia Gómez

I am an MW student since 2020, which is a quite challenging year to study & connect with other MW students or MWs compared to before. Tim's website and webinars have been extremely helpful. He understands the exams and he is insightful and efficient to tutor students. Tim is also well connected in the global wine industry. And he gives us nice professional advice to exprience our MW study journey along with other fellow students and MWs. Highly recommend for those who struggle with exam preparations. Or just take the great content Tim has to save our valuble time for other exciting tasks!

Jing Jin

An eye-opening experience, Tim’s classes are full of resources, step-by-step processes, a truly practical approach that genuinely helped in so many ways! A confidence builder. Thank you for doing this.

Gianluca Queiroli

English is not my first language so it might be sometimes very difficult for me to write beautiful essays. The way you lead us is very smart and I think you are the only one who showed me the end of the tunnel in the program! I definitely get the direction how to pass the exam. It is not only study hard but study smart at least I have got an idea now.

Davy Leung

You have a natural teaching ability and genuine excitement for the subject, the combination of which is sadly rare. While I do believe it takes effort to look effortless, it is reassuring to witness someone cut through the crap and approach the essay answer process so deftly and lightly.

Rebecca Palmer, MW student, UK

Binge watching these amazing videos. Thank you for the amazing content! It has been a great help, with 2 months to go it is just the refocusing I needed.

Maggie Campbell

I think this is an amazing guideline for every MW student to better focus on what to learn and how to study.

Hard to believe it's free!

Stefan Metzner, MW student, Germany

WineTutor.tv is a serious tool for MW students.

Tim is an inspired and very talented communicator which makes things easier to understand. A truly very approachable way of learning, very serious but also funny and enjoyable. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Absolutely great stuff.

Joao Pires MS

I absolutely love the content on Wine Tutor TV.

I am so appreciative of the approachable, engaging, and informative segments, and the insider tips for success.

Catherine Rabb, MW student, North Carolina, USA

Great work! I am a stage 2 MW student and winetutor.tv video's are essential for distilling only the relevant concepts and framing different exam techniques in a tidy 2-4min film.

It allows me to save what would otherwise be time wasted in study experimentation.

Daphne Feng, MW student, Los Angeles

Your videos are helping me to reinforce semminars I have attended in the past and also to develop my critical thinking.

It is very useful using the white board method, it is very intuitive and help me taking notes.

Fernando Mora, MW student, Spain

Your videos are great! Very educational while being easy to follow.

I have been promoting them to my entire wine team (9 Sommeliers) here at Mandalay Bay and have had some great feedback from them.

Harley Carberry, MW student, Las Vegas

I find this to be an outstanding resource. Last year I attended the MW information day in Sydney.

I understand that the program of study is largely self-guided and this has made me somewhat reluctant to sign up.

WineTutor.tv has given me confidence to change my position.

Michael Solomons, MW student, Sydney Australia

You have put so much effort in expressing your desire of seeing more Masters of Wine around the globe.

Your 'down to earth way' of communication is quite polite, your analogies and enlightening examples are quite colourful, not to mention that you make feel all students welcome from the word go.

I am a fan of your site and I look forward to keep learning more using Winetutor TV.

David Stevens-Castro, MW student, Australia

Not only are they helpful but they are a welcome break from the hard graft of "regular" study.

Nicholas Blampied-Lane

I am a Diploma holder who is currently applying to be an MW student. I just want to tell you how invaluable your wine tutor tv website is. Thanks so much for doing this. I didn't realize til a few months ago that I could also register ( thought it was only for MW candidates) , great info. Once again, thank you

Billie Joyce


It was the most valuable discussion relating to the program that I've had to date. Your advice was incisive and refreshingly fundamental. I now feel I have a definite pathway towards the goal. I've also had a real jolt of motivation and inspiration as a result.

Ben Haines

I want to thank you again for the webinars. You truly are an exceptional educator

Pinto Naravane

Thanks so much - I have progressed more in the last few days that the last few months!

Sarah Andrew

I liked very much the webinar, it was very constructive and gave me some really useful tips! I really enjoyed the exercise we did of constructing a convincing answer from scratch through the example driven technique, brilliant! And it was sort of reassuring hearing you say that perhaps the Theory requires less efforts and is less demanding then we provably think! 🙂 ( In contrast to the Practical!)

Nicoletta Dicova

Your sessions last year on the practical and theory exams were invaluable to my preparation for the S1A. Because of your seminars, I finally understood what was expected and HOW to study. Unfortunately, the seminars I took were only one month before the exam, but in that month I was 100 times more effective in preparing and no longer felt like I was spinning my wheels.

Matt Perrella