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Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Welcomes Seven Master Sommeliers

The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas ™ is pleased to invite seven individuals to the association: Nick Davis, Medium Plus, Seattle, WA; Mariya Kovacheva, Pernod Ricard, West Palm Beach, FL; Justin Moore, Vetri Cucina, Las Vegas, NV; Vincent Morrow, ONE65, San Francisco, CA; Joshua Orr, Broadbent Selections, San Diego, CA; Jeremy Shanker, Michael Mina, San Francisco, CA; and Jill Zimorski, Champagne Specialist Representing Moet Hennessy Champagne Portfolio, Chicago, IL.

For this testing period, 150 people from 22 states and Canada endeavored the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination delegated by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. The seven noted above, effectively showed dominance and met the capability to be granted the title Master Sommelier. The outcomes were reported at the Krug Reception on September eleventh at the Four Seasons Resort in St. Louis, Missouri.

“The examinations are an opportunity for our candidates to shine as they demonstrate their mastery of our beverage service industry,” said Devon Broglie, MS, Chairman of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. “It is inspiring to see their dedication to rigorous study and preparation on display during the examination days.”

Following the festival of our new individuals, Broglie thought about the difficulties confronting the association and expressed gratitude toward the Examination Committee for its resolute work to give a thorough, demanding and reasonable assessment reliable with the Court’s unmatched Master Sommelier accreditation.

“We have made great strides to become a stronger organization over the past year,” Broglie said. “We have improved the security of our examinations, strengthened our ethical principles, and we continue our commitment to leading the industry with integrity as we celebrate new Master Sommeliers and mentor all those still striving to attain the goal.”

The Master Sommelier Diploma is the most elevated qualification an expert can achieve in the refreshment administration industry. The Master Sommelier Diploma Examination comprises of three segments: a verbal hypothesis assessment, a wine evaluation exercise utilizing the Deductive Tasting Method, and a pragmatic part that spotlights on cordiality, drink administration, charismatic skill, and by and large business insight. Applicants must get passing scores in each segment to acquire the exceptionally pined for Master Sommelier title.

“The Master Sommelier Diploma Examination is extremely demanding. We applaud the efforts of all candidates who sat this fair and rigorous examination,” Broglie said. “Today we celebrate the success of these seven new Master Sommeliers and continue our commitment to mentor all candidates on their path to success as we chart the course for current and future Master Sommeliers worldwide.”


The Court was set up in England in 1977 to energize improved norms of drink information and administration in lodgings and eateries. The principal Master Sommelier Diploma Exam to be held in the United States was in 1987. The title Master Sommelier denotes the most noteworthy acknowledgment of wine and spirits learning, refreshment administration capacities, and polished skill in the accommodation exchange. Instruction was at that point, and remains today, the Court’s sanction.

There are four phases associated with accomplishing the top capabilities of Master Sommelier: 1) Introductory Sommelier Examination; 2) Certified Sommelier Examination; 3) Advanced Sommelier Examination and 4) Master Sommelier Diploma Examination. There are 171 experts who have earned the title of Master Sommelier as a major aspect of the Americas section since the association’s initiation. Of those, 143 are men and 28 are ladies. 200 and sixty-two experts worldwide have gotten the title of Master Sommelier since the primary Master Sommelier Diploma Exam. For more data, kindly visit

Joe Wehinger
Joe Wehinger (nicknamed Joe Winger) has written for over 20 years about the business of lifestyle and entertainment. Joe is an entertainment producer, media entrepreneur, public speaker, and C-level consultant who owns businesses in entertainment, lifestyle, tourism and publishing. He is an award-winning filmmaker, published author, member of the Directors Guild of America, International Food Travel Wine Authors Association, WSET Level 2 Wine student, WSET Level 2 Cocktail student, member of the LA Wine Writers. Email to:
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