Most people will find this site boring. That's OK, it's not for them. It is for the passionate masochists who are on the path to a Master Sommelier certification. I've been on the path (off and on) for five years and i know how difficult reliable information can be to find...hence, this site.
These are the maps, notes and study tools that i use. They seem to work for me and i hope that they can be helpful to others. However, a few things first.
1. This site is in no way affiliated with the Courst of Master Sommeliers. I may occasionally mention something as being "Advanced-level" or "Certified-level." These are not Court-appointed or Court-sanctioned distinctions. Instead, they are things i've studied in preparation for or would expect to see on the indicated exam.
2. This information has been compiled from a variety of sources; some of which i remember, some i don't. Where i know or remember, i've provided a source. Obviously, some things remain uncited. I make no claims of authorship to the information provided here and i make no money off this site.
3. The world of wine is ever-evolving. I do my best to keep up with changes and additions but it is difficult and any help is appreciated. If you have some new information, please share it. When it comes to updates in wine laws or appellations, please provide a source. Also, if see a typo or any information that is incorrect, let me know.
4. The upkeep and maintenance of this site requires an enormous amount of time and money. If you find the site useful, feel free to drop something in the tip jar. Any tips will help keep things running.
Best of luck with the studying.