Welcome to the Court of Master Sommeliers
The Court of Master Sommeliers was established to encourage improved standards of beverage service in hotels and restaurants.
Education was then, and remains today the Court’s charter.
The first Master Sommeliers examination was held in the United Kingdom in 1969. By 1977 the Court Of Master Sommeliers was established as the premier examining body for Sommeliers worldwide.
Courses are now conducted regularly throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The website for the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas can be found here.
The page for Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) can be found here.
Statement to all current and prospective candidates
The Court of Master Sommeliers has prepared a statement to all current and prospective candidates following examination programmes, other than those which are to be conducted in the USA, commencing 2014.