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

  • 2107 Advanced Programming and Masters Diploma Examination Applications

    The Advanced Sommelier Course and Advanced Sommelier Examination application as well as the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination application of intent will post the first week of November. All interested and qualified candidates must complete an application by deadline.

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  • We Welcome Our Newest Members!

    The Court of Master Sommeliers Americas welcomes three new members: David Keck of Camerata of Paulie’s in Houston, Texas; Kyungmoon Kim of The Modern in New York, New York; and Jim Rollston of Manresa in Los Gatos, California.

  • Advanced Sommelier programming in Seoul, South Korea

    The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas just completed its' first International Advanced Sommelier Course and Examination in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean-born Master Sommelier Yoon Ha (pictured) along with eight other Master Sommeliers examined at the program.

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  • 2017 Course and Exam Schedule

    The 2017 Introductory Sommelier Courses, Deductive Tasting Method Workshops and Certified Sommelier Examinations will start to post to the website the first week of Novmber. Continue to check back frequently for additions to the schedule.

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