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OCT
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Fine Wine Review - Imports - Francaboutwine (NSW)

Expect to taste some of our most cherished wines we are privileged to import to Australia and currently available. Arteis (Champagne), Marion (Amarone), Fletcher (Barolo + Barbaresco), E+E Vocoret (Chablis), Domaine de l'Henri (Chablis), Lucien le Moine (Burgundy), Domaine Larue (St Aubin), Clos Saouma (CNDP), Parent (Pommard), Daniel Chotard (Sancerre)....
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
10
"One Long Table" by The Gathering (NSW)

The Gathering is a constantly evolving group of like minded distributors based in Sydney. "One Long Table" presents over 125 wines sorted by style, not by distributor. It's a really fun way to taste allowing comparison of a single varietal across portfolios, regions and price points. Many...
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
17
South of France Tasting - "On Dirait le Sud" (VIC)

Join five specialist importers for a look through the wines of Southern France. Plenty of new releases from Eurocentric, Felixir, World Wine Estates, Virtuous Vine and France Soir Wine Selections. 60+ red, white and rosé on show from Southern Rhône, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, Bandol, Corsica, and more, lots of great...
OCT
18
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...
OCT
24
WSET Level 2 (SA)

WSET Level 2 course starting Monday 24 October, running over three consecutive Mondays. Course fee is $780 (all inclusive), bookings https://wineacademy.com.au/product/wset-level-2/ or call Alex 0414 562859....
NOV
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:...
NOV
26
WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 10th of Novemeber 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....
NOV
28
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...
 

What's News

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, NSW
Gerard Higgins, NSW
Alexander Kirkwood, NSW
David Lawler, VIC
Banjo Harris Plane, VIC
Eva Hudson, VIC
Aleks Balodis, QLD
Olivia Evans, QLD
Jonathan Brook, SA
Josie Phillips, WA

Congratulations to all of you!
 
Visit www.nzwine.com/sommelierscholarship for more information.

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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