ANNOUNCING OUR 2016 TE SCHOLARSHIP STATE DUXES!
This year's revised format for the Tasting Education Scholarship proved to be a success, with all of the Scholars willing to put themselves through this intense education 'journey'. Access to an amazing selection of wines and experienced sommelier, winemaker and industry tutors, made this a unique experience.
So, after two gruelling weekends of tasting conducted in Melbourne and Sydney, the tutors and Education Committee are very pleased to announce the State Duxes for the 2016 Tasting Education Scholarship.
Congratulations to Victorian Dux, Kayleen Reynolds
, and NSW Dux, Richard Healy
These two strong performers will undergo one final test this coming Sunday night at The Ball, where a judging panel will decide which one of them will receive the title of 2016 Tasting Education Scholarship National Dux.
Who will it be!?
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.
2017 'SOMMIT' SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED
New Zealand Winegrowers and Sommeliers Australia are excited to announce the names of ten successful sommeliers chosen to participate in the 2017 'Sommit' Scholarship.
The 2017 programme includes two 'Sommits' (each is one and a half days long), and runs from 26 January to 6 February 2017 in New Zealand. The successful sommeliers will each attend one of the two events.
The ten successful Australian sommeliers are:Seamus Brandt
, NSWGerard Higgins
, NSWAlexander Kirkwood
, NSWDavid Lawler
, VICBanjo Harris Plane
, VICEva Hudson
, VICAleks Balodis
, QLDOlivia Evans
, QLDJonathan Brook
, SAJosie Phillips
Congratulations to all of you!
for more information.
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE
See who is on the current National CommitteeDETAILS
Competition, Symposium & Scholarship Dates for 2016
for all the dates of the Sommeliers Australia competitions and education events.2016 Ruinart Sommeliers' Challenge
Lorenzo Galli Scholarship
"Sommit" New Zealand Scholarshipplus details for the following:
Court of Master Sommeliers
La Chaine des Rotissuers Young Sommelier Competition
Vin De Champagne Awards
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