Court of Master Sommeliers

 

Level 1 Introduction - new dates for 2019

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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

http://www.courtofmastersommeliers.org/qualifications/introductory-sommelier-certificate-3-days/

The lectures are presented by Master Sommeliers along with wine tastings and practical service demonstrations.

Introductory Sommelier (Level 1)       $850

CERTIFIED SOMMELIER

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 cameronjdouglas@gmail.com

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 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

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

ADVANCED SOMMELIER

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 

MASTER SOMMELIER

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.