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Introductory Master Sommelier Class & Exam to Be Held in Louisville on Sept. 17 and 18 in downtown Louisville

Wine Course is Rare Opportunity to Learn from Kentucky’s Two Master Sommeliers

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Court of Master Sommeliers, established in the 1970’s to encourage improved standards of beverage and wine knowledge/service in hotels and restaurants, will host an Introductory Master Sommelier Class & Exam in Louisville on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 17 and 18. The course will be taught by Kentucky’s only two Master Sommeliers, Scott Harper and Brett Davis. Julie Dalton, a Master Sommelier from Texas, will also be joining as an instructor. Harper, Davis and Dalton are three of only 273 professionals worldwide with Master Sommelier credentials.

To register or for more details, visit Master Sommeliers.

The introductory class will take place from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. both days at The Bristol Bar & Grille in downtown Louisville. The final exam will take place at approximately 4 p.m. on day two, followed by a results and sparkling wine reception. The course is intense and fast-paced – covering a great deal of information about the world of wine and other beverages, several tasting exercises, and the core elements of wine service.

The examination consists of 70 multiple-choice questions reflecting the content of the course and workbook and must be completed within 45 minutes. A minimum score of 60% is required to earn the Introductory Sommelier Course and Examination certificate and lapel pin. After passing the Introductory Sommelier Course Examination, students are eligible to sit for the next step in the four-level study and examination program to ultimately become a Master Sommelier (if they choose to continue their studies).

The cost to attend the class is $799 and anyone working in the beverage industry or looking to enter the field is encouraged to attend. For questions or additional information, email/call Scott Harper at or (502) 456-6762, x10.

About The Court of Master Sommeliers

The Court of Master Sommeliers was established to encourage improved standards of beverage knowledge and service in hotels and restaurants. The first successful Master Sommelier examination was held in the United Kingdom in 1969. By April 1977, the Court of Master Sommeliers was established as the premier international examining body. Though its members worldwide come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, they share a proven mastery of the art, science, and history that informs a sommelier’s work. For more information, visit Master Sommeliers.