With over two hundred wine schools and a dozen certification bodies, sommelier certification is a complex and confusing marketplace.

There are famous certification bodies like the Court of Master Sommeliers, and there are top wine schools like the Napa Valley Wine Academy and the Wine School of Philadelphia.  And there are plenty of other fantastic places to learn about wine around the country!

Our goal is to help you make sense of your options, and make the best choice for you.

In SOMM, we offer professional reviews of all the major wine schools and certification bodies, as well as break down their programs and offerings. Our reviewers are master-level sommeliers, university professors, and winemakers.

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SOMM is an independent board that reviews professional wine certifications. We are a team of sommeliers and educators based in Oregon.

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