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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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Latest Happenings

  • 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.
    For information visit https://www.mastersommeliers.org/courses/advanced-sommelier-programming.

    - Deadline to submit for the Advanced Course AND Examination Combination and for the Advanced Examination ONLY is October 15
    (Advanced Examination ONLY is for those who have complete the Course prior to 2018)

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  • 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 https://www.mastersommeliers.org/courses/list/introductory-course-exam-a....

    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 https://www.mastersommeliers.org/courses/list/certified-sommelier-examin....

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  • We Welcome Our Newest Members!

    The Court of Master Sommeliers Americas welcomes 24 new members!

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  • Advanced Sommelier Application

    The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas application for the 2019 Advanced Sommelier Course and Advanced Sommelier Examination is now open! The deadline to submit the Advanced application is Thursday, November 8, 2018. No late applications will be accepted.

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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. the 2019 program schedule will start to post the first week of November.

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