Madeira masterclass

Rubina Vieira of the IVBAM presents an in-depth masterclass on the historic fortified wines from the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira. A rare opportunity to compare and contrast a range of styles and grapes.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Tastings finish between 8.00 and 8.30pm.

39-45 Bermondsey Street, London. SE1 3XF

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Advanced wine tasting

Join Rubina Vieira of the IVBAM for this in-depth masterclass on the historic fortified wines from the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira. Rubina will ofer detailed insight into the history, viticulture, viniculture and maturation techniques that define the different styles of Madeira.

Different grapes, styles and qualities will be compared and contrasted against one another - a great opportunity for any WSET Diploma students studying for their Fortified Wines examination, or anyone with an interest in learning more about these fascinating wines. 

About Rubina Vieira

Rubina is a Madeira Island local where she was born in 1973.

After graduating in chemistry, she joined the Madeira Wine Institute (IVM) in 2001 and since then her entire professional life has been dedicated to wines, particularly Madeira Wines, for which she has an enormous passion.

From 2001 to 2011 she was the responsible for the chemical quality control of all the wines and spirits certified by IVM. In 2011, she became Head of the Tasting Panel, responsible for the sensorial analysis for wines and spirits under the purview of the now Institute of Wine, Embroidery and Handicraft of Madeira, IP-RAM (IVBAM, IP-RAM).

In 2013 she decided to improve her technical knowledge and joined the Universidade Católica do Porto (UCP) to do her postgraduate degree in oenology. Simultaneously, she kept training and implementing new tasting panels for spirits and other traditional food products of the island.

Currently she is responsible for all the educational actions for Madeira Wines as Madeira Wine Educator. She speaks at lectures, seminars and masterclasses on Madeira Wines at international fairs and events. In the regional market she is also responsible for wine education in local restaurants and hotels and represented IVBAM in the reception and accompaniment of masters of wine, masters sommeliers, journalists, opinion leaders and wine sector professionals when visiting Madeira.

She is also a regular member of the jury of several national and international wine competitions such as the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the Berlin Wine Trophy, the Asia Wine Trophy, the Portugal Wine Trophy and the Portugal Wine Contest.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received, we cannot take provisional bookings.

Transfer requests will be accepted up to two weeks before each event.

Cancellation charges:

  • Up to 2 weeks before the tasting you will receive a refund less 10%.
  • Within 2 weeks of the tasting fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Contact us

Book online or call student services on 020 7089 3841 for bookings or any booking related enquiries.

If you have any other enquiries about any of our tastings please email