Industry news: Court of Master Sommeliers Expels 6 Members

15 Dec 2021

The US-based Court of Master Sommeliers has announced the expulsion of 6 members including Robert Bath, Fred Dame, Fred Dexheimer, Drew Hendricks, Joseph Linder, and Matt Stamp, following an investigation by Margaret C. Bell a founding partner with San Diego law firm Lagasse Branch Bell + Kinkead following allegations arising from a 2020 New York Times article accusing member of the Court of Master Sommeliers of persistent sexual misconduct.


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