The Court

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

MISSION STATEMENT
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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INTRODUCTORY SOMMELIER COURSE & EXAMINATION

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DEDUCTIVE TASTING METHOD WORKSHOP

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INTERNATIONAL COURSES

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CERTIFIED EXAMINATIONS

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Latest Happenings

  • Introducing CMS-A Non-Discrimination Policy and Anti-Racism Pledge

    Since its inception, the Diversity Committee has been striving to help make our organization a safer and more inclusive space for underrepresented communities within the wine industry. One of the key milestones on this journey is the introduction of our Non-Discrimination Policy and our Anti-Racism Pledge. These were inspired by similar work by other universities and organizations such as the Girl Scouts of America, UNC Charlotte, and Oregon Wine to name a few.  

    These statements were drafted by the Diversity Committee with feedback  from all our BIPOC, Female and LGBTQ+ members of CMS-A and external DEIB experts. This past week the board voted with unanimous consent to adopt these policies on behalf of our organization.  

    The NDP will be incorporated into the application for anyone partaking in any CMS-A exams or courses going forward. These will also be incorporated into the work our Ethics Committee which is centered around building a healthy foundation for communication, accountability, and transparency within the CMS-A. We are excited to share these with the industry at large. 

    -The Diversity Committee

    Read Policy and Pledge HERE