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How many certified sommeliers are there?

There are 129 Master Sommeliers in the US. There are also several Masters of Wine this is a different, and arguably harder, certification that is focused more on everything else in the wine industry besides restaurant service.

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In this way, how many Level One sommeliers are there?

There are four stages involved in attaining the top qualifications of Master Sommelier: 1) Introductory Sommelier Course; 2) Certified Sommelier Exam; 3) Advanced Sommelier Course; and 4) Master Sommelier Diploma. There are now 103 professionals who have earned the title Master Sommelier in North America.

Beside above, how hard is the certified sommelier exam? Made up of three sections which take place over one day—a blind tasting, written theory exam, and service practical—the Certified Sommelier test isn't nearly as difficult as its big brother, the Master Sommelier Test (said to be the hardest test in the world), but is still an enormous undertaking.

Also to know, how many sommeliers are there in the world?

There are 172 professionals who have earned the title of Master Sommelier as part of the Americas chapter since the organization's inception. Of those, 144 are men and 28 are women. There are 269 professionals worldwide who have received the title of Master Sommelier since the first Master Sommelier Diploma Exam.

How much money does a sommelier make?

According to the most recent poll by the Guild of Sommeliers Salary Survey of 2014, the average salary for a Master Sommelier is $150,000 compared to the $78,000 for an Advanced Sommelier.

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