Court of Master Sommeliers Australian examinations 2016 results announced
The Court of Master Sommeliers has announced the results of its introductory and certified sommelier examinations held in Sydney and Melbourne this June, with 73 students achieving the title of introductory sommelier and 24 students achieving the title of certified sommelier.
The 2016 Australian Dux award went to Alexis Rojat of Merivale’s Mr Wong. Rojat also received the title of Sydney Riedel Dux, while George Gresty of The European received the Melbourne Riedel Dux award and the 2016 Wine Australia Immersion Scholarship.
“With students attending the examinations from 7 states and territories nationwide as well as Singapore, Malaysia and the USA, the demand in Australia for high quality professional education for sommeliers and beverage professionals has never been stronger,” said master sommelier, Franck Moreau.
Sebastian Crowther, master sommelier, said “This is the biggest year yet for the Court of Master Sommeliers in Australia with record enrolment numbers. CMS certification carries great prestige and recognition both throughout Australia and around the world, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this professional development opportunity in Australia.”
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: 579 introductory sommelier graduates, 245 certified sommelier graduates, 17 advanced level master sommeliers and two master sommeliers: Franck Moreau MS (Merivale) and Sebastian Crowther MS (Rockpool 1989). There are currently 233 master sommeliers worldwide. The Court of Master Sommeliers will be offering Introductory, Certified and Advanced levels in Australia in June 2017.