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Alpana Singh renounces master sommelier title

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From the Chicago Tribune:


The announcement came 



...less than a week after a New York Times article detailed the accusations against male members of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. Twenty-one women reported they had been “sexually harassed, manipulated or assaulted by male master sommeliers,” according to the article.


Here's a follow-up NYT article.

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1


Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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