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WSET Level 2 (VIC)

Looking behind the label Six week accredited course. The WSET Intermediate certificate is intended as a training program in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry to improve their knowledge of wines and spirits and for the enthusiast with a serious interest in wine who would like...
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WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 18TH of January 2017 This qualification aims to provide basic product knowledge and skills in the service and retail of wine to prepare a person for a job in hospitality or...
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WSET Level 3 - 6 week course (VIC)

CANDIDATES SHOULD AIM TO COLLECT THEIR MATERIAL AT LEAST 3 WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE LEVEL 3 CONTENT. PAYMENT IN INSTALMENTS IS AVAILABLE. The Advanced Certificate qualification is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines of the world, and their commercial importance in...
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NATIONAL - 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge - 2 weeks left to apply (VIC)

There are ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT to apply for the 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge. If you are a current financial 'Sommelier' level member of Sommeliers Australia, enter now for a chance to win a business class trip to Champagne to undertake exclusive training with the Ruinart Chef de Caves,...
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NATIONAL - 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge - applications close 5pm (VIC)

We're looking for the stars amongst the shining ranks of Australia's sommeliers to test their skills in the 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge. If you are a current financial 'Sommelier' level member of Sommeliers Australia, enter now for a chance to win a business class trip to Champagne to undertake...
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NATIONAL - 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge Training Day (Melb.) (VIC)

Today the 30 selected Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge finalists will attend the Sommeliers Challenge Training Day in Melbourne, where they will partake in a blind tasting of four wines and technical training by Frédéric Panaïotis. The winner of the 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge will be announced on Wednesday 22 March,...
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WSET Level 2 Intensive (VIC)

Looking Behind the Label - Intensive three day accredited course The WSET Intermediate certificate is intended as a training program in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry to improve their knowledge of wines and spirits and for the enthusiast with a serious interest in wine who would...
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WSET(UK) Level 3 (intensive) with Bree Boskov MW (QLD)

WSET Level 3 for May 2017, dates 22nd to 26th, 5 days straight, including all wines, books, lectures, registration and exams, Currently 4 spots are free, 10 spots already taken. BOOK NOW Book packs are now at winery for pre-study. Contact: wset@sirromet.com for further details...
 

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2017 RUINART SOMMELIERS CHALLENGE - ENTRIES OPEN




We're looking for the stars amongst Australia's sommeliers to test their skills in the 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge.

Enter now for a chance to win a business class trip to Champagne to undertake exclusive training with the Ruinart Chef de Caves, Frederic Panaïotis.

Entry is open from 1 November 2016 to 6 February 2017.

30 finalists will be chosen to attend the Sommeliers Challenge in Melbourne on Monday 20 March 2017. Finalists will partake in a blind tasting of four wines and technical training by Panaïotis. A judging panel will determine the 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge winner from the finalists' answers to the blind tasting.

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Best of luck to all that enter!

2016 TE SCHOLARSHIP NATIONAL DUX ANNOUNCEMENT




On 25 September the Tasting Education Scholarship Victorian Dux, Kayleen Reynolds, and NSW Dux, Richard Healy, were put to the test at The Ball, to determine which of them would take home the title National Dux.

Each candidate addressed the wines with relative precision, albeit, through different means. Richard had a precise, highly descriptive approach whereas Kayleen offered a more approachable, but equally accurate, conclusion. Appreciating the nuances of both styles, the judging panel saw no choice than to take the unprecedented step of awarding Kayleen and Richard as dual winners.

Congratulations to both Kayleen Reynolds and Richard Healy in receiving the joint title of Sommeliers Australia 2016 Tasting Education Scholarship National Dux!

Each of the National Duxes have been awarded $1,500 towards flights to Europe, and a state of the art wine knife, generously donated by Code 38.

2016 LORENZO GALLI SCHOLARSHIP DUX ANNOUNCED!




Congratulations to Ramon Arnavas, the winner of the 2016 Lorenzo Galli Scholarship!

An initiative that continues to be supported by Pamela Galli and her family, the Lorenzo Galli Scholarship once again provided sommeliers with a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge about iconic styles of Italian wine.

Moderated by Galli Estate Winemaker Ben Rankin, the dialogue touched upon viticulture, winemaking, food matching and application on the restaurant floor. The panel also awarded Jenna Phillpott (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal) as the runner up for her quality of discussion throughout the course.

THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE


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DETAILS

Competition, Symposium & Scholarship Dates for 2016


Click Here for all the dates of the Sommeliers Australia competitions and education events.

2016 Ruinart Sommeliers' Challenge

Lorenzo Galli Scholarship

"Sommit" New Zealand Scholarship


plus details for the following:

Pontifex Scholarship

Court of Master Sommeliers

La Chaine des Rotissuers Young Sommelier Competition

Vin De Champagne Awards

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