Graduation Ceremony for Wine & Spirits students

Students of the 2011 class of Bordeaux International Wine Institute officially received their Bachelor and MBA degree on April 28th, during a graduation ceremony attended by about 700 people. Wearing a graduation gown and cap, graduates of the Wine Institute received their diploma and their red graduation sash.

Gerard Spatafora (BIWI, 2007), Director of e-Commerce at Millesima

Graduate of the MBA in Wine Marketing & Management of the Bordeaux International Wine Institute in 2007, Gerard Spatafora is Director of eCommerce and mCommerce at Millesima, a company that sales fine wines to individuals. In a recent interview with the Journal du Net, he described Millesima’s positioning and functioning


Vitisphere mentions the 1st place of our MBA in SMBG 2012 ranking, a dedicated information website for the wine community, recently published an article on the 2012 SMBG ranking of french MBA programs in wines and spirits management.The article mentions the excellent rank of the MBA in Wine Marketing & Management of the Bordeaux International Wine Institute, which won 1st place in this 2012 ranking

Philippine de Rothschild, sponsor of the 2013 class

On October 11th, we celebrated the intake of new students enrolled in the Bachelor and Master Programs in Wine Marketing & Management. The students of the 2012/2013 class were honored and pleased to welcome their sponsor who shared her considerable experience within the famous family-owned company Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

Marketing workshops: students make and sell their own wine

As part of their training, students in 2nd year of MBA have the opportunity to work in groups on real business cases, such as product/brand launches, events organization, market/consumer researches, etc. Last year, the 2012 class had worked on the blending, branding, packaging and promotion of a “dedicated” wine brand

Conference on wine trainings, at the Vinitech Show

On November 28th, the Bordeaux International Wine Institute participated at the Vinitech-Sifel Show dedicated to the wine sector. For this occasion, the School gave a a conference on professional trainings in Wine Marketing and Sales, from the perspective of employability.


Vinexpo 2013: BIWI carried out a Chinese Wine Tasting

From June 16th to 19th, wine and spirits trade professionals met in Bordeaux at the Vinexpo international exhibition.Bordeaux International Wine Institute participated in this long-awaited event by organizing a tasting of Chinese wines at the Vinexpo Tasting Lab.

Aubert de Villaine, sponsor of the 2014 class

Students of Bordeaux International Wine Institute were pleased to welcome their new sponsor: Mr. Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of the prestigious Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Aubert de Villaine shared his experience and the many projects he is involved in, including the candidature of Climats de Bourgogne as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and his fight…


RVF awards IWSI programs among best trainings in the wine industry

La Revue du Vin de France, one of the most important French wine magazines, has recently published a survey on the best trainings to work in the wine industry. In this survey, the magazine describes the wine sector, highlighting its dynamism in terms of employment and its recruitments needs in many disciplines such as business,…