The first-ever Master Sommelier exam took place in 1969 and in 1977 the first and most prestigious institution for sommeliers to this day was founded. Nowadays the training is conducted in Europe, Oceania, Asia and America. There are 4 levels of training – Introductory Sommelier, Certified Sommelier, Advanced Sommelier and Master Sommelier Diploma. The exam is made up of atheoretical part, a tasting and wine serving skills.
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