In the heart of Manila, the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas took a significant step forward, hosting the first gathering for the Philippines sommelier community at the Atrium, Enderun Colleges. Hosted by Julie Cohen Theobald, Executive Director of CMS-A, the event brought together industry leaders, educators, students, and sommeliers, both certified and aspiring.


The program highlighted the opportunities offered by the Court of Master Sommeliers, sparking enthusiasm among attendees. The venue, enhanced by wines from Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery’s sponsored by The Wine Club, provided a beautiful backdrop for networking and camaraderie.


Amidst clinking glasses and lively conversations, the event showcased unity and promise within the sommelier community. As the evening concluded, it was evident that this gathering had set the stage for future collaboration and success in the Philippines wine scene and beyond. Cheers to the shared passion and dedication driving this community forward!