The Court

The Court of Master Sommeliers sets the global standard of excellence for beverage service within the hospitality industry with integrity, exemplary knowledge, and humility.

The Court of Master Sommeliers elevates the quality of beverage service throughout the hospitality industry with our peerless credentials. We expand the rich heritage of our organization through mentorship, rigorous preparation and examination. We chart the course for current and future Master Sommeliers worldwide.

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Latest Happenings

  • CMS-A Board of Directors & Diversity Committee Communication


    The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas (CMS-A) is taking action to increase diversity and inclusion throughout the hospitality industry and at every stage of the journey to becoming a Master Sommelier.  Our Diversity Committee is hard at work exploring new ways of reaching and sharing knowledge with current and future sommeliers in the BIPOC and minority communities.

    Together, the Board of Directors and the Diversity Committee look forward to crafting the road map of our organization’s future with the engagement of our entire membership. We are working on a daily basis toward evolving the CMS-A as it continues to set the global standard for beverage service and also becomes more accessible and inclusive for all who wish to pursue beverage education.

    We are bringing meaningful change and lasting impact to the CMS-A and the beverage industry. Please see recently completed efforts, information on our "CMS Conversations" Series and what is on the horizon by reading the full communication.


    Read full communication HERE