APWASI Blog

Prestigious Wine Organization Drops use of the term “Master”. The New York times June 22, 2020 reported the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, will drop the name “Master”.

It was stated that Ashtin Berry who is a hospitality industry advocate said,” The industry is classist and centered on white people and their palates. That information is then coded into the wine world. “It’s textbook exclusionary. She also stared the industry is about who you know and . . . there are not a lot of black people or people of color who can mentor or inspire up-and-comers.”

The collision with the ancien régime and the new world is inevitable and the changes are certain as the daylight will dissolve the shadows and darkness of the night.