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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Upcoming Courses & Examinations

 

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

  • CMS-A Diversity Committee Scholarships

    In tandem with our ongoing pledge to provide a ​ more inclusive, accessible, and flexible wine education for students, and in solidarity with an industry that has been hit hard by the pandemic, the CMS-A Diversity Committee is awarding an initial 100 scholarships over the next twelve months for the online Introductory Sommelier Course and Exam. This scholarship will be available to BIPOC, individuals identifying as women, LGBTQ+, and those in financial need. Scholarship application will open May 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM PST and close May 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST. For additional information and to submit an application please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCN8YWY.

    Check back May 15 for app.
  • CMS-A Online Introductory Sommelier Course and Exam

    We are launching our online Introductory Sommelier programming on May 15, pre-registration is available now. This programming is part of the CMS-A’s ongoing restructuring to create more inclusivity, accessibility, and flexibility in wine education for candidates, students, and the community at large. As a pledge to this mission and in solidarity with an industry that has been hit hard by the pandemic, the CMS-A Diversity Committee will offer 100 scholarships to the online Introductory Sommelier Course to BIPOC, Women, and those in financial need. For additional information and to submit an application please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCN8YWY.

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