The new Master Sommeliers, from left to right: Vincent Morrow, Josh Orr, Justin Moore, Mariya Kovacheva, Nick Davis, Jeremy Shanker. Not pictured: Jill Zimorski
The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas has welcomed seven new Master Sommeliers into their ranks after the conclusion of the examination held in St. Louis on September 11. Nick Davis, Mariya Kovacheva, Justin Moor, Vincent Morrow, Joshua Orr, Jeremy Shanker and Jill Zimorski were awarded the title and congratulated by Devon Broglie, MS, the Chairman of the Americas chapter of the Court. This year, 150 people from 22 states and Canada attempted the examination; to date, fewer than 300 Master Sommeliers have passed the examination since its creation in 1969.