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

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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  • CMS-A Listening Session - Diversity in the Industry

    To our community – 

    We’d like to invite you to the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas’ next virtual listening session with our candidates and community at large, Diversity in the Industry.

    This session, taking place March 5th, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific Time, and will be hosted by Vincent Morrow, Chair of the Diversity Committee; June Rodil, Diversity Committee Member; and Dave Yoshida, Board of Directors and Diversity Committee Member. We continue to believe that your input is key to our rehabilitation and growth as an organization, and we appreciate your engagement in this process. Those attending can pose questions in advance by emailing, post questions in the Q&A chat section during the session, or reach out for a one-on-one conversation with a panelist. Anyone wishing to provide anonymous questions or feedback for this session can do so using the Digital Comment & Suggestion Box.  

    There is still time to register and join us for the virtual listening session via this LINK

    Through our listening sessions, we want to provide a forum for empowering more voices to be a force for change for the future. We hope that you will join in the conversation. 

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