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Sommelier Articles

To deepen their appreciation of this age-old elixir, wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts are turning to wine tasting classes. You’ll get to refine your palate, learn about different wine varietals, and learn about the world of wine in these classes led by industry experts and sommeliers.I’ve seen firsthand how wine education is growing as a wine […]

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We earned the wrath of many sommeliers when we wrote the article “Time to Boycott the Court?” At the time, the CMS-A had been caught in a wide range of unethical/sexist/racist scandals, and we felt it was time to call them to account.We published some of the comments of sommeliers who were angry about our […]

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The SOMM Mission
04 December

SOMM is an independent board that plays a crucial role in the wine education industry. They review professional certifications in the wine trade and develop and analyze wine education protocols for the United States. This includes analysis of offerings from prominent organizations such as the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine & Spirit Education […]

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Sommelier Courses and Education LevelsThere are four major sommelier courses available in the United States. Choosing the right one is an important first step. This article breaks down everything you need to know about your options. Of the four, WSET and NWS offer more of the classroom experience, with regularly scheduled weekly classes that culminate […]

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The Rise of Online Wine CoursesIn an age where online education is steadily becoming the norm, the sphere of wine education too, has gracefully adapted to this digital metamorphosis. Before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, online sommelier courses were relatively obscure in the grand tapestry of wine education. However, as the pandemic dramatically altered […]

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In a digital age where learning can be done in the comfort of one’s home, online sommelier courses have seen a surge in enrollment. These programs offer wine enthusiasts and aspiring sommeliers a chance to deepen their understanding of wine varieties, tasting techniques, and the wine industry at large. Among the top contenders in providing […]

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Over several weeks, I had multiple conversations with an AI on how it would create the perfect robot sommelier. This essay is a collaboration between it and myself. Various industries are being redefined by artificial intelligence in a world driven by technological advancements. The ability of AI to process and aggregate vast amounts of data […]

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IntroductionIn the world of wine, sommeliers are the gatekeepers of taste, with their expert knowledge and finely tuned palates shaping what we sip and savor. But how are these wine professionals trained, certified, and evaluated? SOMM, a leading authority on sommelier education, has released its annual review of sommelier education with insights from top sommeliers, […]

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Thanks to everyone for participating. The annual survey is now complete. To review the results, please go here: https://somm.us/sommelier-education-2023/Dear Judges,We appreciate your contribution to the world of wine education. The annual survey will take less than 6 minutes. However, your input is invaluable to us and our readership. We will send you the results of […]

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Have you ever had a loss of smell and taste? You certainly might have had flu in which this happens. So often, we don’t appreciate our sense of taste or smell much until we lose it. This article will discuss anosmia, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment options.What Is Anosmia?Anosmia is a condition that involves a […]

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