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18

Jun

Introductory and Certified, Brighton, June 2015

We had 21 people attempt and 20 people pass the Introductory course. For the Certified, 11 passed out of 15 who attempted it.

Congratulations to all!

Introductory Passes

  • Mikolaj Harmider
  • Will Smithers
  • Bastien Ferreri
  • Alexander Lawson
  • Suzanne Sluijter
  • Benjamin Sellouk
  • Niels Sluiman
  • Felix Francke
  • Ulrika Ferlin
  • Alan Bednarski
  • Piras Nicoletta
  • Martyna Paweliceck
  • Benjamin Chan
  • Victor Correa
  • Jeremy Magnon
  • Mike Ananlassen
  • Danielle Carr
  • Jurijs Nemkovs
  • Amanda McCulloch
  • Sanya Abhay

 

Certified passes

  • Bastien Ferreri
  • Benjamin Sellouk
  • Niels Sluiman
  • Felix Francke
  • Benjamin Chan
  • Jeremy Magnon
  • Mike Ananlassen
  • Danielle Carr
  • Jurijs Nemkovs
  • Amanda McCulloch
  • Maciej Podkowiak
  • James Lowe
  • Douglas Kinnaird
  • Jeremie Giraud
  • Carl Johan Troedsson

 

23

May

7 new Master Sommeliers pass in Aspen, Colorado

COURT OF MASTER SOMMELIERS, AMERICAS

WELCOMES SEVEN NEW MASTERS TO ITS PRESTIGIOUS RANKS

Brahm Callahan, William Costello, Elyse Lambert, Jack Mason, Michael Meagher,
Kevin Reilly and June Rodil Named Master Sommeliers

ASPEN, CO (May 20, 2015) –Today, the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas welcomes seven new members: Brahm Callahan (Grill 23 & Bar, Boston, MA), William Costello (The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, NV), Elyse Lambert (Maison Boulud, Montreal, QC, Canada), Jack Mason, (MARTA, New York, NY), Michael Meagher (Jackson Family Wines, Groton, MA), Kevin Reilly (Cyrus Restaurant, Healdsburg, CA) and June Rodil (Maguire Moorman Hospitality Group, Austin, TX).

The Master Sommelier Diploma is the highest distinction a professional can attain in the beverage service industry. The Master Sommelier Diploma Examination consists of three sections: a verbal theory examination, a blind tasting of six wines in 25 minutes, and a practical service component which focuses on restaurant beverage service and salesmanship. Candidates must receive passing scores in each category in order to earn the highly coveted title of Master Sommelier.

Held at The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado from May 17th – 20th, the invitation-only examination was attempted by 63 individuals from 14 states and Canada. 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 would like to congratulate all candidates for reaching the final stage of the examination process, and heartily welcome to our organization those who were successful this week,” said Andrew McNamara, MS, Chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. “After years of preparation, these seven candidates have demonstrated their mastery of the highest standards in beverage theory, service and tasting ability. We look forward to their future contributions to the organization and the beverage industry as a whole. All of the candidates who sat the Master Sommelier examination showed admirable efforts and professionalism. We continue to applaud their dedication to this extraordinarily challenging process.”

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21

Apr

Introductory and Certified Course, Hong Kong 2015

We had 14 people attempt and 21 people pass the Introductory course. For the Certified, 7 passed out of 11 who attempted it.

Congratulations to all, and especially to Kobe on his engagement!

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Introductory Passes

  • Gavin Cen Qi Sheng
  • Eric Zi Wang
  • Ervin Ong Say Kien
  • Frederick Chi Chun
  • Ho Yu Ho
  • Joseph Luk Tsing Pong
  • Julien Boulard
  • Lau Cheuk Yee
  • Michael Leong
  • Nancy Yang
  • Brian Yam Wai Him
  • Yau Yui Chung
  • Zhou Xi
  • Chien Huai Hsu

Certified Passes

  • Cheah Chee Kong (CheeK)
  • Ervin Ong Say Kien
  • Ho Yu Ho
  • Julien Boulard
  • Michael Leong
  • Kobe Tie Lin Hou
  • Andrew Lam

21

Apr

Introductory and Certified, Seoul, Korea 2015

We had 20 people attempt and 17 people pass the Introductory course. For the Certified, 15 passed out of 19 who attempted it.

Congratulations to all!

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Introductory Passes

  • Min Wook Bak
  • Pak Chan
  • Wooktae Han
  • Tan Ewe
  • Lark Mi Jung
  • Seung Il Jung
  • Wong I Kwan Kate
  • Min Kyong Kim
  • So Hee Kim
  • Ju Yong Kim
  • Minseok Kyung
  • Wutthiphong Nammakon
  • Kyoung A Park
  • Sun Kyu Song
  • Dennis Chong Chun Wai
  • Hye Yun Woo
  • Sung Yul Yun
  • Leo Hong

Certified Passes

  • Min Wook Bak
  • Pak Chan
  • Wooktae Han
  • Tan Ewe Jin
  • Seung Il Jung
  • Wong I Kwan Kate
  • Ju Yong Kim
  • Minsoek Kyung
  • Dennis Chong Chun Wai
  • Hye Yun Woo
  • Soo Min Cho
  • Ryong Kim
  • Chang Ik Lee
  • Ha Nui Park
  • Kyoung A Park

03

Apr

Introductory and Certified, Athens 2015

We had 10 people attempt and 10 people pass the Introductory course. For the Certified, 6 passed out of 8 who attempted it.

Congratulations to all!

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Introductory Passes

  • Jayavani Balaraman
  • Panagiotis Barmpitsas
  • Mette Derdan
  • Cannavo Immacolata
  • Stamatios Iseris
  • Vasillaq Metaj
  • Turgut Tokgoz
  • Carl-Johan Troedsson
  • Jonathan Siepp
  • Anthony Stratakos
  • Evangelos Karavolia

Certified Passes

  • Panagiotis Barmpitsas
  • Mette Derdan
  • Cannavo Immacolata
  • Stamatios Iseris
  • Jonathan Siepp
  • Xiangwei Wu

11

Mar

Introductory and Certified, Northcote, March 2015

We had 22 people attempt and 20 people pass the Introductory course. For the Certified, 10 passed out of 18 who attempted it.

Congratulations to all!

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Introductory Passes

  • Sugan Gurung
  • Stefan Grabler
  • Vincento Arnese
  • James Lowe
  • Corin Ireland
  • Karen Crutchley
  • Mattia Garon
  • Alexandra Taflan
  • Paloma Priego Cuadra
  • Bradley Pace
  • Roko Bekavac
  • Svetoslav Manolev
  • Miquel Hudin
  • Turkat Mehmet Emin
  • George Chioreanu
  • Daniel Kovach
  • Anadakumar Sivalingham
  • Ahmet Ucar
  • Frederick Horn
  • Marek Przyborek

Certified Passes

  • Vincento Arnese
  • Corin Ireland
  • Mattia Garon
  • Bradley Pace
  • Anadakumar Sivalingham
  • Octavio Milares
  • Frederick Horn
  • Marek Przyborek
  • Gennaro Buono
  • Mohamed Aous

20

Feb

Advanced, The Vineyard at Stockcross, February 2015

We had 17 candidates who attempted the Advanced exam at The Vineyard in Stockcross, February 2015, there were 9 passes.

Congratulations to all !

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Advanced Passes

  • Paul Beaton
  • Mathias Camilleri
  • Ferran Centelles
  • Tamas Czinki
  • Ying Guo
  • Yuki Hirose
  • Terry (Eleftherios) Kandylis
  • Elvis Ziakos
  • Anna Mayr

13

Jan

Introductory and Certified, Torquay, January 2015

We had 22 people attempt and 19 people pass the Introductory course. For the Certified, 14 passed out of 18 who attempted it.

Congratulations to all!

Introductory Passes

  • Magdalena Brandstaetter
  • Limin Chen
  • Jean-Marie Contestin
  • Renato Ferreira
  • Olivier Frayssinet
  • Alexandre Freguin
  • Hans Haahr Larsen
  • Marco Iaccarino
  • Patrick Mouritzen
  • Sarah Helliwell
  • Douglas Kinnaird
  • Jonathan Kleeman
  • Francesca Martusciello
  • Massimo Menchini
  • Benedict Norton
  • Nicola Perrone
  • Peter Szwaczkiewicz
  • Matthew Whitaker
  • Jim Barbeau

Certified Passes

  • Magdalena Brandstaetter
  • Limin Chen
  • Jean-Marie Contestin
  • Renato Ferreira
  • Olivier Frayssinet
  • Alexandre Freguin
  • Hans Haahr Larsen
  • Marco Iaccarino
  • Patrick Mouritzen
  • Nicola Perrone
  • Peter Szwaczkiewicz
  • Matthew Whitaker
  • Gonzalo Rodriguez Dias
  • Aimee Turford

 

27

Nov

Introductory and Certified, Austria, November 2014

We had 23 people attempt and 20 people pass the Introductory course. For the Certified, 7 passed out of 15 who attempted it.

Congratulations to all!

Special Congratulations to Totte Steneby from Copenhagen who wins the Traditionsweingüter Österreich scholarship of 1,000 Euros for travel, study and course costs of his Advanced exam. Kindly presented by winemaker Fred Loimer.

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Introductory Passes

  • Gennaro Buono
  • Agrippino Stum
  • Pawel Klusek
  • Cashius Gumbo
  • Katarina Greiefenstein
  • Leonardo da Silva Ribero
  • Hugo d’Houwt
  • Sebastian Dinescu
  • Mathias Brandweiner
  • Marcel Heid
  • Szymon Milonas
  • Johannes Schellhorn
  • Massimo Sacco
  • Agrippino Stum
  • Pierre-Marie Faure
  • Totte Steneby
  • Kristine Kashube
  • Kai Röhreke
  • Matthias Praschl
  • Bart Poelsma

Certified Passes

  • Joshua Lang
  • Grigory Chegodaev
  • Alen Juranko
  • Mathias Brandweiner
  • Pierre-Marie Faure
  • Totte Steneby
  • Sebastian Dinescu

20

Nov

Advanced, Austria, November 2014

We had 23 candidates who attempted the Advanced exam at Freigut Thallern in Gumpoldskirchen in November 2014, there were 8 passes.

Congratulations to all !

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Advanced Passes

  • Steve Breitzke
  • Oliver Brandenburg
  • Meiyu Lei
  • Carlos Simoes
  • Suvid Zlatic
  • Rene Antrag
  • Jan Willem van de Hek
  • Adrian Filiuta
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