Master Sommeliers Expel Six Members

Reformers hope to professionalize the organization. But some say recent actions aren’t enough

Master Sommeliers Expel Six Members
Many are happy that the organization, now led by Emily Wines (right), took action against senior members. But for those who alleged harassment, such as Liz Mitchell (left), the question remains whether this marks true reform or just damage control. (Courtesy of KHOLOOD EID/The New York Times/Redux; Court of Master Sommeliers)
From the Mar 31, 2022, issue

Following a year-long investigation, the Court of Master Sommeliers-Americas expelled six members as part of an effort to reform a culture plagued by sexual harassment. But some question whether the expulsions and other recent actions are enough.

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