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Certified Sommelier Exam Grape Varieties & Regions

The following links connect to the Examinable Grape Varieties and Regions diagrams for the Certified Sommelier Examination (both White and Red). Please note:

  • There are more Examinable Grape Varieties and Regions than listed on the sample Certified Sommelier Examination Deductive Tasting Grid.
  • The CMS-A will periodically rotate through all of the Examinable Grape Varieties and Regions.
  • Prepare for the Examinable Grape Varieties and Regions, NOT ONLY the Certified Sommelier Examination Deductive Tasting Grid.
  • At the Certified Sommelier level, you are only responsible for naming the country of origin. The regions listed are the most typical and globally available examples of a given grape variety within a country.

CERTIFIED SOMMELIER EXAMINATION GRAPE VARIETIES & GROWING REGIONS - RED WINE
CERTIFIED SOMMELIER EXAMINATION GRAPE VARIETIES & GROWING REGIONS - WHITE WINE

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