Welcome to the Court of Master Sommeliers

The Court of Master Sommeliers was established to encourage quality standards for beverage service in hotels and restaurants.

The first Master Sommelier examination was held in London, in the United Kingdom in 1969.

By 1977 the Court Of Master Sommeliers was established and has since become the premier examining body for Sommeliers worldwide.

Courses are now conducted regularly throughout Europe, Oceania, Asia and the Americas.

The website for the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas (North and South America plus Canada) can be found here.

The page for the Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) can be found here.


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Advanced, Bristol, January 2024

We had 24 people attempt the Advanced exam with 9 passes. Congratulations to all! See Gallery here. Valentin Picon Biagio Castaldo Freddie Johnson Georgios Zervogiannis

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