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This article was updated in October 2020 to reflect new reporting by the New York Times that reveals troubling accounts of sexual violence within the Court of Master Sommeliers of America (CMSa). Several CMSa members have spoken up to defend the institution; we have given them their own page here: Sommeliers Speak Out. Is it […]

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If you’re looking for a high-quality and well-regarded institute to complete your wine certification, the CMSA  should be at the top of your list. The original Court of Wine Master Sommeliers was established in 1969. This London-based institution is a leader in the industry for qualifying sommeliers. In 1998, the Court opened an outpost in […]

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For the current scandals plaguing the CMS –including charges of racism and sexual violence– please refer to this page:  Master Sommelier Scandals  The press release from the Court of Master Sommeliers, dated July 17th, 2019: In 2015, the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas created the Advanced Application Process to better accommodate the growing demand for […]

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