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Fred Dame, MS -  President, Guild of Sommeliers
  "The formal establishment of the Guild of Sommeliers in the United States follows twenty-five years of work by the Court of Master Sommeliers in this country. There will now be a membership organization for all levels of the the Master Sommelier Program to promote the knowledge and service of fine wine and cuisine."
- Fred Dame, MS - President, Guild of Sommeliers

Wine glasses assortmentThe Guild of Sommeliers is a non-profit, member-run organization, committed to excellence measures, development, inspiration and exchange of information for wine service professionals and wine enthusiasts across the U.S.

Through our online community and in-person events, we aim to help our members broaden their knowledge of the world’s wine regions, enhance their beverage service skills, network with other wine enthusiasts and stay up to date on industry news and trends.

The U.S. chapter of the Guild of Sommeliers was founded in 2003 by a group of Master Sommeliers led by Fred Dame and Jay Fletcher. The Guild of Sommeliers, like the Court of Master Sommeliers, originated in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1953, the Guild’s goal was then, and remains now, to educate and reward those in the beverage service industry.
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