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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

  • Advanced Sommelier Examination – November 4-6 in Portland, OR

    The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas congratulates the following 19 new Advanced Sommeliers - Nicholas Alder, Carolyn Balogh Daniel Cools, Lindsey Fern, Jenica Flippo, Max Goldberg, Robert Gomez, Romuald Le Calonnec, Rachael Liggett-Draper, Gabrielle Neuberg, Thoger Petry, Tyler Potts, Nabilah Rawji, Diego Rech, Amanda Reed, Aaron Reeves, Alexandria Sarovich, Alicia Schmidt and Ian Scudder.

  • Advanced Sommelier Examination - October 14-16 in St Louis, MO

    The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas congratulates the following 17 new Advanced Sommeliers - Anthony Arvin, Andres Blanco, Caitlin Buquet, Alexander Burch, Clement Cariot, Rachel Coe, Elizabeth Dames, Angela Demmel, Juliette Dottle, Morgan Gray, Adam Jesberger, Karl Kuhn, Tristan Pitre, Eric Prato, Greg Spalding and Travis Tache. We commend the efforts of all students who joined us in St Louis.

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  • We Welcome Our Newest Members!

    The Court of Master Sommeliers Americas welcomes the following seven new Master Sommeliers: Nick Davis, Seattle, WA; Mariya Kovacheva, West Palm Beach, FL; Justin Moore, Las Vegas, NV; Vincent Morrow, San Francisco, CA; Joshua Orr, San Diego, CA; Jeremy Shanker, San Francisco, CA; and Jill Zimorski, Chicago, IL.

  • 2019 Course and Examination Schedule

    Please visit our Courses/Schedule page for the 2019 schedule. Additional programs for 2019 will be added as dates and venues are confirmed. Continue to check back frequently for additions to the schedule.

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