Daily Wine News: MS Cheating Scandal

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-10-2018

CMSGoldPin_auemkgThe Board of Directors for the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, has voted to invalidate the results of the tasting portion of the 2018 Master Sommelier diploma exam after evidence arose that a Master Sommelier disclosed confidential information regarding the tasting portion of the exam. GuildSomm has shared the press release issued by the CMS. Read more reporting from Courtney Schiessl in SevenFifty Daily, and Esther Mobley in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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