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The Ball - Sommeliers Australia's night of nights! (VIC)

Sommeliers Australia's night of nights, The Ball, returns on Sunday 25 September. Everyone is welcome - anyone that works with, is inspired by, or is in a relationship with wine. Join us in celebrating the decadence of a great night out with friends, wining, dining and dancing. The ticket...
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Domaine Wine Shippers 'White' Trade Tasting (VIC)

Trade and Sommelier tasting will showcase Champagne, sparkling white and rosé from our domestic and imported portfolio - including some of Australia's most iconic wines rarely tasted. Our event will also provide you with an opportunity to win a selection of wines from the Great Domaines of Burgundy. The...
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WSET Level 2 - 3 day intensive course (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 like...
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Taste Champagne Trade & Media Event (QLD)

Taste Champagne is Australia's most comprehensive annual champagne tasting event hosted by Tyson Stelzer, International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year, in conjunction with BlackEvents. This year Taste Champagne will be showcasing a record 155 cuvées from 49 champagne houses, growers and co-operatives. Full list of cuvées can...
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Camino del Vino (VIC)

Prepare your palate for Australia's foremost Spanish and South American trade tasting event. Meet seven visiting producers and experience more than 100 fine wines selected from our portfolio of nearly 70 wineries, including some of the best ever wines produced in their categories. RSPV: customerservice@untappedwines.com...
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30
The Spirit Sessions #1 (TAS)

Hosted by Drink Tasmania legend, Brett Steele. The - who - how - why - and what makes Tasmanian spirit so special. Get the breakdown on local spirits tearing up the international scene, learn about emerging new barrel matured styles and collaborations like the Tasmanian gin collection. The...
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2016 Tasting Education Scholarship - Melbourne programme (VIC)

Melbourne programme: 17-19 September Only offered every three years, this 3-day education programme is offered to ensure that the next generation of sommeliers receive the training and support required to successfully advance in the profession. A select few Scholars will have the incredible opportunity to develop their skills in tasting,...
SEP
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AWRI Taints & Faults Workshops: 9am-12pm or 2-5pm (VIC)

Commissioned by Sommeliers Australia for its members and the local wine industry, the Australian Wine Research Institute Taints and Faults Workshop is an introduction to the sensory evaluation of wine. This half-day course is ideal for people with a passion and desire to learn more about wine – sommeliers, wine...
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2016 Tasting Education Scholarship - Sydney programme (NSW)

Sydney programme: 17-19 September Only offered every three years, this 3-day education programme is offered to ensure that the next generation of sommeliers receive the training and support required to successfully advance in the profession. A select few Scholars will have the incredible opportunity to develop their skills in tasting,...
SEP
17
WSET Level 1 (SA)

Single day WSET Level 1 wine appreciation course. Course fee is $225 - all inclusive. Book online https://wineacademy.com.au/product/wset-level-1/ or call Alex on 0414 562 859. Limited places available....
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ARWI Taints & Faults Workshops: 9am-12pm or 2-5pm (NSW)

Commissioned by Sommeliers Australia for its members and the local wine industry, the Australian Wine Research Institute Taints and Faults Workshop is an introduction to the sensory evaluation of wine. This half-day course is ideal for people with a passion and desire to learn more about wine – sommeliers, wine...
SEP
19
Melbourne Trade Tasting (VIC)

Join us to taste newly released wines and spirits from Airoldi Fine Wines, L'Atelier and Cerbaco all in one place. This is a great opportunity to look at options for Spring and Summer listings....
OCT
10
WSET Level 2 - 6 week course (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 to...
OCT
15
WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 1st of October 2016. 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 retail....
OCT
15
WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 1st of October 2016 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 retail....
OCT
17
WSET Level 2 GEELONG (VIC)

LOOKING BEHIND THE LABEL INTENSIVE THREE DAY ACCREDITED COURSE AT OUR SATELLITE VENUE CENTRA HOTEL, 131 YARRA ST, GEELONG 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...
OCT
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WSET Level 3 - 6 weeks 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 and spirits of the world, and their commercial...
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15
Women in Wine Awards Night Melbourne (VIC)

The second Australian Women in Wine Awards results will be streamed live around Australia on Tuesday 15th November. A gathering has been arranged at Wine House, Southbank (upstairs) between 630pm - 9pm for those wanting to celebrate women in wine and acknowledge the winners across six employment categories. Cost:...
 

What's News

2016 Tasting Education Scholars Announced!


After assessing the many applications submitted for the 2016 Tasting Education Scholarship, the assessment panel is very pleased to announce the following Scholars for the Melbourne and Sydney programmes:

MELBOURNE:
Gavin Cremming
Susei Ko
Jonathan Brook
Kara Maisano
Jaimee Pollock
Cory Morris
Michael Fisher
Thomas Beattie
Daniel Gibson
Lisa Cardelli
Greg Lightfoot
Kayleen Reynolds

SYDNEY:
Richard Healy
Shanteh Wong
Ambrose Chiang
Seamus Brandt
Justin Biskup
Aleks Balodis
Gerard Higgins
Hayley Wano
Daniella Lauricella
Gerard Bellis

Best of luck to all of you!

2017 'SOMMIT' SCHOLARSHIP




APPLICATIONS NOW UNDER ASSESSMENT

Sommeliers Australia and NZ Winegrowers are proud to launch the 2017 NZ Wine Sommelier Scholarship "Sommit" for Australian sommeliers, providing passionate wine ambassadors the opportunity to take part in a memorable wine experience across the ditch.

Candidates are expected to have a strong passion for the wine industry and a thirst for knowledge of New Zealand wine. A selection committee will review all applications with a shortlist of candidates invited to take part in an interview.

Applications closed on 25 July 2016.

For any queries with regards to the scholarship, please contact the New Zealand Winegrowers Manager – Australia at catherine.wansink@nzwine.com

BREAKING NEWS: 2016 TASTING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP




The Sommeliers Australia Tasting Education Scholarship will again be held this year. Only offered every three years, this 3-day education programme is offered to ensure that the next generation of sommeliers receive the training and support required to successfully advance in the profession. A select few Scholars will have the incredible opportunity to develop their skills in tasting, assessment and articulation, using the best wines from around the world.

In 2016, for the first time, we will be running the Scholarship programme in both Melbourne and Sydney:
• Three intensive days in each city;
• 10 scholars in each city;
• The best wine in the world;
• An impressive list of guest tutors will join key Sommeliers Australia education committee members to deliver this programme;
• Scholars will also take part in an invaluable session of the renowned AWRI Faults and Taints workshop, commissioned specially by Sommeliers Australia.

KEY DATES
29 July Applications close
5 August - Announcement of Scholars for each State
10-12 September – Melbourne 3-day coursework and examination
17-19 September – Sydney 3-day coursework and examination
25 September – State Duxes compete for title of National Dux at the Sommeliers Australia Ball, in Melbourne.

For more information and how to apply, CLICK HERE

THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE


See who is on the current National Committee

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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