Court of Master Sommeliers
Level 1 Introduction - new dates for 2019
The Introductory Course and exam dates will be announced soon
The venue is again Villa Maria Estate Winery in Mangere, Auckland.
INTRODUCTORY SOMMELIER (LEVEL 1) 2 DAYS + EXAM
The lectures are presented by Master Sommeliers along with wine tastings and practical service demonstrations.
Introductory Sommelier (Level 1) $850
Certified Sommelier qualification is the primary certification for wine and beverage professionals in the Hospitality Industry and is intended to provide a meaningful qualification for the working Sommelier. This is a serious qualification for those directly employed in the hospitality sector and working as a sommelier.
Certified Sommelier Examination: TBC exam $500
The examination is open to all candidates who have passed the Introductory Level One.
- Short written theory paper of 40 multiple choice and short answer questions
- Practical service test
- Tasting test consisting of two wines tasted blind, and answered on a tasting grid.http://www.courtofmastersommeliers.org/wp-content/uploads/Tasting-grids-and-instructions.pdf
In New Zealand, Cameron Douglas MS runs these programmes on behalf of the Court of Master Sommeliers.
To register please email Cameron Douglas MS firstname.lastname@example.org
It is highly recommended that all sommeliers and participants join the Guild of Sommeliers, a US nonprofit organisation with open membership for all wine professionals. It uses the trademarks of the Guild of Sommeliers. https://www.guildsomm.com
The Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) is a certification body for wine service professionals—after passing all four levels (Introductory, Certified, Advanced, Master) of CMS exams candidates receive the Master Sommelier designation. http://www.courtofmastersommeliers.org
The examination comprises three parts:
- Theory: 24 multiple choice and 60 short answer questions in 60 minutes
- Practical tasting: 6 wines tasted blind in 25 minutes
- Practical service: 45 minutes
Throughout the examination, the candidate must exhibit an exemplary standard of both technical and social skills, demonstrating the courtesy and charm of a Master Sommelier plus an ability to sell.
Examinations are held annually in London and the USA.