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Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas Board of Directors Establishes Parameters for Retests for Candidates Affected by Voided Exam

October 11, 2018

Following its decision to void the tasting portion of the 2018 Master Sommeliers Diploma Examination, the Board decided it would: Refund all fees collected for the tasting portion of the 2018 Master Sommelier Diploma Exam; Hold two retesting opportunities, one before the end of this year and another during the spring or early summer of 2019. Candidates may choose either retest opportunity or may elect to take the retest during the regularly scheduled examination program in 2019; Waive the examination fee for the retest; and offer appropriate travel cost assistance for the retest. The Exam and Finance Committees are working on the specific site and logistical details. All 54 candidates who participated in the tasting portion of the exam will have the opportunity to take a retest