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The Court of Master Sommeliers was established in 1977 to promote excellence in hotel and restaurant beverage service. Though its members worldwide come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, they share a proven mastery of the art, science, and history that informs a sommelier's work.

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Latest Happenings

  • Advanced Sommelier Examination - March 12-14, 2018 in Portland, OR

    The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas congratulates the 20 new Advanced Sommeliers - Hugo Duchesne, Brandon Ford, Christina Fuhrman, Connor Gallagher, Magdalena Gilpin, Mark Guillaudeu, Christian Kooshian, Taro Kurobe, George Lobjanidze, Jonathan Lopez, Robert Lozelle, Melissa McAvoy, Justin Mueller, Vito Pasquale, Joshua Plack, Timothy Riley, Sean Rosenkrans, Max Tierno, Zacary Welch and Matthew Whitney. We commend the efforts of all students who joined us in Portland.

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  • 2018 Advanced Sommelier Programming, Seoul, South Korea

    Applications are being accepted for the Advanced Sommelier Course AND Advanced Sommelier Examination in Seoul, South Korea; see Examination Site Policy for who can apply.
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    - Deadline to submit for the Advanced Course AND Examination is April 16
    - Deadline to submit an applications for the Advanced Examination ONLY is October 15 (For those who have complete the Course prior to 2018)


    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.

  • 2018 Introductory Sommelier Course & Examination AND Certified Sommelier Examination Combination in Seoul, South Korea

    The Introductory Sommelier Course & Examination AND Certified Sommelier Examination Combination is being offered November 12-13, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. For more information visit

    Candidates who have passed the Introductory Sommelier Examination can register for the Certified Sommelier Examination ONLY taking place November 14, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. For more information visit

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  • 2018 Course and Exam Schedule

    The 2018 Introductory Sommelier Courses, Deductive Tasting Method Workshops and Certified Sommelier Examinations are posted to the website. Additional programs will be added as dates and venues are confirmed. Continue to check back frequently for additions to the schedule.

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