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New Master Of Wine Is A Dallas Native

Dilek Caner Profile Photo Aug 2013Newly Qualified Master of Wine Dilek Canner Is the Only M.W. Resident In Texas

by Andrew Chalk

The Master of Wine (M.W.) qualification is the most prestigious and demanding qualification in wine education in the world. In 60 years of the existence of The Institute of Masters of Wine only 312 people have passed the rigorous set of exams. Until recently none lived in Texas, let alone Dallas. However, all of that changed last week with the successful completion of the tough examination process by Dilek Caner, a Dallas wine educator. She had previously been a sommelier at Restaurant Alain Ducasse although her education was in economics, including a Ph.D. from New York University. That training doubtless helped her with her dissertation for the M.W. degree which dealt with US consumer and trade perspectives around Washington State Syrah.   Continue reading

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