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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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Latest Happenings

  • CMS-A Programming Update - Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

    We are continuing to closely monitor global, state and local efforts to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To best protect the health and safety of our students, candidates, and Master Sommeliers, and in light of many organizations, businesses, schools and governments’ recent decisions to refrain from in-person gatherings for the next several weeks, we have decided to suspend all programming through May 30.
    We want to accommodate our candidates as best as we can as this situation evolves. It is our intent to reschedule programs for later this year, but at this time we do not know if we will be able to do so. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Affected candidates will have the option of transferring to another program later in the year or receiving a full refund.
    We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will make informed decisions about programming scheduled after May 30th, 2020 in the coming weeks. 
    For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control’s website ( or your state or local health authority.
    Update 3/30/2020

    2020 Schedule