Jack Mason, the sommelier at Danny Meyer's crowd-pleasing pizzeria Marta, has just earned the distinguished title of Master Sommelier. Of the hundreds who took the insanely difficult exam (those who have seen the documentary Somm will be familiar with the long, hard process), he's one of seven sommeliers from across the country to pass this year.
Marta is already a favorite hangout for many of the city's sommeliers, so this only confirms that Mason really knows his way around a wine list. He also happens to be one of this year's Eater Young Guns semifinalists. Those winners will be announced on June 6, so this could shape up to be an awards-filled month for him.