Ben Hasko of Cru Wines and Bootleggers has successfully passed the Master Sommelier examination.
He now joins Frank Moreau MS of Merivale and Sebastian Crowther MS of the Rockpool Group as Australia’s third Master Sommelier.
Preparing for entry into the Court of Master Sommeliers is said to be harder than studying for a medical degree.
It takes years to prepare for, and to even be invited to sit the exam you must first graduate as an Introductory Sommelier.
Passing on his first attempt, Ben is one of six successful examinees this year.
Reflecting on this remarkable achievement Ben informs future hopefuls “You need to commit both your time and considerable finances in pursuit of the diploma.”
Moving foreword, Ben looks forward to adding more interesting wines to his business portfolios, and will continue studying towards the Master of Wine exams in June.