The Court

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 Programming Application

    The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas application for the 2018 Advanced Sommelier Course and Advanced Sommelier Examination is now open! Applicants must have passed the Certified Sommelier Examination in order to apply for the Advanced programming. The deadline to submit the Advanced programming application is Friday, November 24, 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

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  • 2018 Course and Exam Schedule

    The first quarter of 2018 Introductory Sommelier Courses, Deductive Tasting Method Workshops and Certified Sommelier Examinations are posted to the website. Continue to check back frequently for additions to the schedule.
    There will be no additional 2017 programs added to hte schedule..

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