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24

Nov

Introductory and Certified, Athens, November 2017

We had 24 out of 24 people who passed the Introductory course, and 14 out of 21 for the Certified.

See gallery here.

Congratulations to all!

Introductory Passes

  • Xoel Cantero Álvarez
  • Andrii Stetsiuk
  • Lisa Bader
  • Jasmin Bahr
  • Dario Barbato
  • Alexandros Bouzikas
  • Marco Brocani
  • Dimitrios Danellakis
  • Angelique Fahrner
  • Macaulay Fernandes
  • Rovilla Hansson
  • Sofia Hollo
  • Thomas Johns
  • Jelena Jovanic
  • Ivan Jug
  • Milan Katani
  • Yuan-An Li
  • Patrick Lynn
  • Keigo Nagura
  • Ivan Rizzo
  • Vlassis Theodorakopoulos
  • Alexandros Tsalas
  • Giuseppe Tuttoilmondo
  • Sokrtatis Vrakas

Certified Passes

  • Andrii Stetsiuk
  • Lisa Bader
  • Alexandros Bouzikas
  • Marco Brocani
  • Macaulay Fernandes
  •  Thomas Johns
  • Jelena Jovanic
  • Ivan Jug
  • Milan Katani
  • Yuan-An Li
  • Keigo Nagura
  • Ivan Rizzo
  • Sotiris Neophytidis
  • Dario Barbato

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Nov

Advanced, Thallern, November 2017

  • By Ronan Sayburn

We had 15 candidates who attempted the Advanced exam in Thallern, Austria. We had 7 passes.

Congratulations to all!

See gallery here.

  • Javier Perez Caballero
  • Pierre Marie Faure
  • Olivier Frayssinet
  • Blagoy Kuzmanski
  • Antoine Lehebel
  • Richelle Van Gemert
  • Difan Xu

 

10

Nov

Introductory and Certified, Thallern, November 2017

  • By Ronan Sayburn

We had 20 out of 22 people who passed the Introductory course, and 7 out of 22 for the Certified.

Congratulations to all!

See gallery here.

Introductory Passes

  • Davide Dargenio
  • Mathias Bang Andersson
  • Victor Retif
  • Laura Poorter
  • Shelina Sars
  • Niels Van Overmeire
  • Luciano Radmil
  • Medhi Prigent
  • Henry Plaskowski
  • Sarah Falch
  • Chew Wen Wei
  • Edouard Camiña Ucha
  • Johann Artner
  • Gabriel Lucas Dimmock
  • Manuel Ghezzi
  • Lars Korby
  • Davide Dellago
  • Ryan Duffy
  • Linda Karpenko
  • Arturs Savičs

Certified Passes

  • Davide Dargenio
  • Laura Poorter
  • Luciano Radmil
  • Medhi Pridgent
  • Henry Piaskowski
  • Katharina Gnigler
  • Marco Gulino

 

 

25

Oct

8 new Master Sommeliers announced in St Louis

  • By Ronan Sayburn

 

COURT OF MASTER SOMMELIERS, AMERICAS WELCOMES EIGHT NEW MASTERS TO ITS PRESTIGIOUS RANKS

 ST LOUIS, MO (October 19, 2017) –The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas ™ welcomes eight new members: James Bube of Frederick Wildman & Sons Ltd in Chicago, IL; Rebecca Fineman of High Treason in San Francisco, CA; Jeremiah Morehouse of Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco, CA; Joshua Nadel of NoHo Hospitality in New York, NY; Aaron Patrick of Wingtip in San Francisco, CA; Jackson Rohrbaugh of Canlis in Seattle, WA; Jonathan Ross of The Lucas Group in Melbourne, AUS; and David Yoshida of Pollux Wine in Berkeley, CA.

Held at the Four Seasons Resort in St. Louis, Missouri from October 16th – 18th, the invitation-only Master Sommelier Diploma Examination was attempted by 58 individuals from 12 states and two countries. The results were announced at the Krug Reception attended by all who sat the examination, guests and Master Sommelier Examiners.

“On behalf of the entire Court, I am pleased to welcome these eight new members and offer them my earnest congratulations,” said Andrew McNamara, MS, Chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. “The path to the Master Sommelier Diploma is extremely grueling. After years of preparation, the eight new Master Sommeliers have demonstrated their mastery of the highest standards in hospitality, beverage knowledge, business acumen, service and tasting ability.  All of the candidates who sat for the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination showed remarkable skill and professionalism. We continue to admire their dedication to this extraordinarily challenging process.”

There are four stages involved in attaining the top qualifications of Master Sommelier: 1) Introductory Sommelier Examination; 2) Certified Sommelier Examination; 3) Advanced Sommelier Examination; and 4) Master Sommelier Diploma Examination. There are 157 professionals who have earned the title of Master Sommelier as part of the Americas chapter since the organization’s inception. Of those, 132 are men and 25 are women. There are 247 professionals worldwide who have received the title of Master Sommelier since the first Master Sommelier Diploma Exam. For more information, please visit www.mastersommeliers.org.

 

 

29

Sep

Introductory and Certified, Guildford, September 2017

  • By Ronan Sayburn

We had 21 out of 23 people who passed the Introductory course, and 12 out of 24 for the Certified.

Congratulations to all!

See gallery here.

Introductory Passes

  • Alex Arias
  • Jitka Auermullerova
  • Melania Battiston
  • Marina Claus
  • Kévin Conac
  • Davide Dall’Amico
  • James Devereux
  • Arnaud Dolmazon
  • Guillaume Dussaussoy
  • Noemie Favrat
  • Elizabeth Gatti
  • Charline Grehan
  • Gloria Marchesoni
  • Mattia Mazzi
  • Bartosz Michalewicz
  • Nelson Pari
  • Chris James Parker
  • Paul Robineau
  • Jonathan Spinat
  • Alexis Tascon
  • Dorianne Villoutreix

Certified passes –

  • Alex Arias
  • Davide Dall’Amico
  • Arnaud Dolmazon
  • Gloria Marchesoni
  • Mattia Mazzi
  • Bartosz Michalewicz
  • Chris James Parker
  • Paul Robineau
  • Alexis Tascon
  • Daniele Chelo
  • Lowri Jones
  • Valentina Ana Litman

 

 

07

Sep

Introductory and Certified, Shanghai, September 2017

  • By Ronan Sayburn

We had 19 out of 20 people who passed the Introductory course, and 9 out of 20 for the Certified.

Congratulations to all!

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Introductory Passes

  • Bruce Li Tao
  • Cedric Jianing Shen
  • Frank Yi Zhou Wang
  • Gergo Szanko
  • Jimmy Yao-Chia Chang
  • Joe Tang
  • Kay Kyungmi Park
  • Kerry Qin
  • Louis Dezhong Liu
  • Red Ho Siu Hung
  • Sally Ye Wang
  • Shera Shaoying Cui
  • Steve Leow
  • Stone Geng
  • Tyler Chen Wen
  • Venkat Sundaram
  • Walter Liu Jia lun
  • Yanghong Mo

Certified Passes

  • Alan Zhong
  • Bruce Li Tao
  • Cedric Jianing Shen
  • Felix Zhang Fengzhi
  • Frank Yi Zhou Wang
  • Jimmy Yao-Chia Chang
  • Kay Kyungmi Park
  • Venkat Sundaram
  • Lewin Weihe Kong

28

Aug

Advanced, Hong Kong, August 2017

  • By Ronan Sayburn

We had 15 candidates who attempted the Advanced exam in Hong Kong , there were 4 passes.

Congratulations to all!

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Advanced Passes

  • Alan Au Kok Hoong
  • Arneis Wu Xiao Bin
  • Jacky Luk Chi Man
  • Olivier Pieter Ellinger

 

20

Aug

Master Sommelier Exam, London, August 2017

  • By Ronan Sayburn

We are delighted to announce 3 new Master Sommeliers who passed in London.

Stefan Neumann – Head Sommelier at ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ who was born and raised in Austria.

Piotr Pietras – Head Sommelier at ‘Launceston Place’ and the 2nd Polish Master Sommelier.

Yang Lu – Corporate wine director across the Shangri-La hotel group in China. We are especially pleased that after more than ten years of running courses and exams in Asia we have our first Chinese Master Sommelier!

Well done all.

18

Jul

Introductory and Certified, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2017

  • By Ronan Sayburn

We had 9 out of 13 people who passed the Introductory course, and 1 out of 7 for the Certified.

Congratulations to all!

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Introductory Passes

  • Jeniss Chan Mei Fong
  • Chung Chew Yen
  • Maryellen Nga Yin Ko
  • Brandon Pau Yee Khan
  • Tiu Yee Loong
  • Yee Tze Shiong, Derrick
  • Anthony Michael Latz
  • Makoto Iwabuchi
  • Lim Hong Hung

Certified Pass

  • Makoto Iwabuchi

 

06

Jul

Certified, London, July 2017

  • By Ronan Sayburn

We had 11 passes out of 18 for the Certified exam.

Congratulations to all!

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Certified Passes

  • Laurence Jordan
  • Vaclav Tichon
  • Martin Paryzek
  • Rebecca Mitchell
  • William Rizzo
  • Diego Apoloinario
  • Jose Balado
  • Andrea Zarbetto
  • Russell Schaper-Kotter
  • Rasmus Marquart
  • Tamas Mikula
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