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The Master sommelier exam was established in 1969, to distinguish and certify the cream of wine professionals — those deigned specialist enough to work in the very finest dining in the world. It has a reputation for being impossible to pass. Becoming certified is so difficult that to date there are fewer than 300 master sommeliers in the world.

On average only about 10 to 12 percent of those who attempt the test actually pass each year. Last year’s results were unprecedented — a record 24 sommeliers passed. But after allegations emerged that someone leaked information about the exam in an email, all 23 those who took the blind tasting last year had their title revoked.

Most aspiring masters fall at the last hurdle — the blind tasting portion of the exam — where they are required to describe and identify the origin, grape, year, and quality of 6 wines — just by tasting them. Training for this exam is renowned for being mentally, emotionally and financially taxing.

But although the byzantine process is costly and all consuming, there is a life-long payoff for passing. Master sommeliers are revered for a combination of their profound arcane knowledge of wine and exceptional palates, and can double their salaries as a result.

Which is why when allegations of cheating emerged last year, the wine world was scandalized. A few weeks after the record pass rate, the board of examiners revealed that someone had leaked information in an email about the blind tasting wines, and the decision was made to revoke the titles of all 23 newly awarded masters.

Among them was Vincent Morrow, and his housemates Andrey and Jeremy. They live together in San Francisco where they are training for a retest.

VICE News spent some time with them in the weeks leading up to the retake.

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Most aspiring masters fall at the last hurdle — the blind tasting portion of the exam — where they are required to describe and identify the origin, grape, year, and quality of 6 wines — just by tasting them.
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Erik Moe
He's got a big' ol' shnozz.
skippy speaks
well to be fair if these guys were truly master sommeliers and there was any merit to this title they would be able to replicate their results....
Smelly GimmePrivacy
It's not possible to determine the vintage, geographical origin, or quality of a beverage by taste. Bottom line. It's a fucking sham, and if you believe otherwise, you've been had.
FullOilBarrel
This is stupid
Thurnis Haley
Bummer him and his entire group got bunched together as cheaters, but that's life for you; all it takes is one, and sometimes you suffer for other people's faults. It's unfair, but so is life.
I really admire his answer for why he still wears the MSE pin. "I know what I've accomplished" - he's not retaking it for him, but for everyone else. Very professional of him asking not to be interviewed instead of outright ignoring requests.
Elementsage
psychology can tell you that when all 4 were asked if they were given answers and they responded "no" you could hear hesitation. Someones in trouble
Burt Reynolds
I don’t think they’re bringing any girls over there anytime soon if you catch my drift...
Jonny Severin
Nice coravin wine system
Kyle Lambert
The rowing technique is so meh though lol.
Smith
What a childish git
NoThingNess -chan
So.... where do i sign up
Juan Pablo Robayo
So why are you thinking of joining our gym?
“I WANNA BE A DISCIPLE OF BACCHUS”
Sure sure
Maddy Shouldice
omg missed charlotte ! :D
JVCKPOT
Literally zero correlation
MahaVakyas
western "civilization" - vermin who pay for rotten grape juice.

what else can one expect from idiots who worship a rotting corpse on a stick called jewsus? sigh.. untouchables tsk tsk....
MahaVakyas
only untouchables drink alcohol.

what a bunch of degenerates.
THEtdub77
Nice to see the Onion is making videos now
Shrek T
i am a professional air taster, AMA
Tyler M
So many salty people in the comments.
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