Filipino becomes world-class master sommelier

HONOLULU, HI — Only a few people in the world can wear this master sommelier pin – 273, in fact – as of today – according to the Court of Master Sommeliers.

The worldwide organization was formed in 1977 to foster the highest standards of beverage knowledge and service in hotels and restaurants.

Last month, Chris Ramelb joined this exclusive list of individuals when he passed the master sommelier diploma examination, was held for two days in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Ramelb says there’s extra pressure in being one of the few  Filipino sommeliers in the world.

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