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Master Sommelier exam scandal: 23 new titles “invalidated” including one in Houston

4 days ago   |   By Do Bianchi

The news ricocheted across the enocentric internet yesterday afternoon: in a press release issued by the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas , the group announced that its board had “unanimously voted to invalidate the results of the tasting portion of the 2018 Master Sommelier Diploma Examination for all candidates due to clear evidence that a Master breached the confidentiality with respect to the wines presented for tasting.”
Wine writer for the San Francisco Chronicle Esther Mobley broke the story in the mainstream media yesterday evening. Her piece includes background info on how the...
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Cheating Scandal Strips 23 Freshly Minted Master Sommeliers of Certification

Cheating Scandal Strips 23 Freshly Minted Master Sommeliers of Certification

4 days ago   |   By Vine Pair

News of an unprecedented cheating scandal shook the sommelier community to its wine-swilling core Tuesday evening, after it was announced that 23 Master Sommeliers had been stripped of certification due to a compromise in this year's tasting exam.
In an official press release , the Board of Directors of the Court of Master Sommeliers , Americas announced it had “unanimously voted to invalidate the results of the tasting portion of the 2018 Master Sommelier Diploma Examination for all candidates,” because of “clear evidence” that a Master breached the confidentiality of the wines presented...
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