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The Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania

The Court of Master Sommeliers was established to encourage improved standards of beverage service in hotels, clubs and restaurants. Education was then, and remains today the Court’s charter. The first Master Sommeliers examination was held in the United Kingdom in 1969. By 1977 the Court of Master Sommeliers was established as the premier examining body for Sommeliers worldwide.

 

The intensive education and examination programme guides aspiring Masters through four increasingly rigorous levels of coursework and examination, culminating in the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination. Courses are now conducted regularly throughout Europe, East and South Asia, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand.

 

The first Court of Master Sommelier courses were held in Australia in 2008. Since then in Australia 891 sommeliers have participated in the examinations resulting in: 620 Introductory Sommelier graduates, 273 Certified Sommelier graduates, 31 Advanced Level Master Sommeliers and just 5 who have attained the title of Master Sommelier: Franck Moreau MS (Merivale), Sebastian Crowther MS (Rockpool Dining Group), Benjamin Hasko MS (Luxury Beverage Group) Adrian Filiuta (Merivale) and Jonathan Ross (formally Eleven Madison Park). Worldwide there are currently just 249 Sommeliers who have gained the highly-coveted title of Master Sommelier.

 

 

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