There are only 229 Master Sommeliers in the world
Jack Mason is only 27 years old — but he’s already passed one of the hardest exams known to man and has earned one of the most exclusive job titles in the world: Master Sommelier.
In May, Mason was one of just seven sommeliers in the US to pass the incredibly difficult exam, which consists of three sections: a verbal theory examination, a blind tasting of six wines in 25 minutes, and a practical restaurant service component. Candidates must pass all three sections to earn their diploma.
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