My adventure with the Court of Master Sommeliers started in March 2010 when I took their introductory exam and was lucky enough to also pass that as well as the Certified Sommelier exam on the very same day. I was extremely happy, as I had really only just started my career as a Sommelier. Northcote then booked me in for the Advanced Sommelier exam which is the level before the Master Sommelier. As the result showed, I was not ready to take such a difficult exam and unfortunately failed. I was disappointed but of course wanted to give it another go. I became obsessed with passing the exam and got down to some serious revision and preparation.
Our very own Assistant Sommelier Tamas Czinki wins Sud de France UK Sommelier of the Year, read our receptionist Claire's blog about the event.