Daily Wine News: The Court Drops Use of Term “Master”

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The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas will drop use of term “master” as part of an effort to be more inclusive and to help diversify the wine industry, reports Christina Morales in the New York Times. “It has been common to use the term “master” with someone’s last name as a title for master sommeliers, Devon Broglie, the chairman of the court’s board of directors, said in an email on Sunday. In the future, the organization will cease its use of the singular term in favor of the full term “master sommelier” with a person’s surname in all formal communication and programming.”

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