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FEB
27
Vino Aperto (NSW)

Sydney's best Italian Trade event is back at a new venue! Join Red & White, Enoteca Sileno, Godot Wines, and 12 Bottles at Olio in Chippendale to taste over 100 Italian wines. Pre-register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2017-vino-aperto-sydney-italian-wine-tasting-for-trade-registration-31709118828 to go in the draw to win a mixed dozen premium Italian...
FEB
27
Vamos: A Spanish portfolio tasting (NSW)

Join The Spanish Acquisition (presented by Radix and Vine), Bibendum and Alimentaria for a collective portfolio tasting. There will be - wines from 18 Spanish producers from over 10 regions - A Sherry bar with Jerez's best offerings - Spain's finest fortifieds and spirits on tasting...
MAR
01
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...
MAR
11
WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 23rd of February 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 retail....
MAR
13
TOP ITALIAN WINES ROADSHOW by GAMBERO ROSSO (NSW)

Gambero Rosso is the world's leading authority on Italian wine, publishing the Vini d'Italia wine guide since 1987. Featuring over 2,300 wineries, from 45,000 wines tasted each year, only 400 achieve Tre Bicchieri (Three Glass) recognition.  Gambero Rosso have built a multi media empire that includes restaurant, bar, café and olive oil guides, books, magazines, apps...
MAR
19
SPLENDOUR IN THE GLASS! (VIC)

Sommeliers Australia is welcoming 2017 with an evening of splendid beverages and canapes to celebrate. This is an opportunity for sommeliers, industry friends and lovers of wine to catch up with one another, regroup after the silly season, get to know what we have planned for 2017 and meet the...
MAR
20
WSET Level 2 GEELONG (VIC)

LOOKING BEHIND THE LABEL INTENSIVE THREE DAY ACCREDITED COURSE AT OUR SATELLITE VENUE CENTRA HOTEL, 131 YARRA ST, GEELONG VICTORIA 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...
MAR
20
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...
MAR
20
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,...
MAR
27
NSW WINES: Overlooked or Undiscovered? (NSW)

Join Sommeliers Australia as we explore ALL 14 wine regions of New South Wales, each one geographically, climatically and viticulturally unique. This distinction produces great diversity in the terroir and wine, which when all combined, significantly differ from Victoria, South Australia – or Western Australia. Vive la difference, mate!...
MAR
27
THE ART OF DISTILLATION *new date* (SA)

Meet Brendan and Laura Carter (Applewood Distillery) and Richard Angove (St Agnes Distillery) as they discuss the distillation process and the production of artisan spirits. There will also be items from other members of the spirits community to try. COST: Sommeliers Australia Members - $30 + booking fee Non-members -...
APR
02
Wine and Cheese Fest (VIC)

The Wine and Cheese Fest is about good wine, good cheese and a few other of life's pleasures! We're proud to bring you a great selection of local and international producers for the 5th time! Join us on Sunday 2 April 2017 at the atmospheric heritage Meat Market building in...
MAY
15
WSET Level 3 - 7 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 of the world, and their commercial importance in...
MAY
22
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...
JUN
25
2017 ITALIAN WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL - MELBOURNE (VIC)

Celebrate + explore the best of Italian wine, food + culture | Wine Tasting by the Region | Pop-up Restaurants | Wine Masterclasses | Market | Cooking Demonstrations | Wine Gardens | Negroni Bar | Entertainment | Presented by Smeg #italiansdoitbetter www.italianwinefoodfestival.com.au...
AUG
27
2017 ITALIAN WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL - SYDNEY (NSW)

Celebrate + explore the best of Italian wine, food + culture | Wine Tasting by the Region | Pop-up Restaurants | Wine Masterclasses | Market | Cooking Demonstrations | Wine Gardens | Negroni Bar | Entertainment | Presented by Smeg #italiansdoitbetter www.italianwinefoodfestival.com.au...
 

What's News

'INTERNATIONAL A.S.I. SOMMELIER DIPLOMA' CERTIFICATION EXAM - registration now open




For the first time, A.S.I. will offer the 'International A.S.I. Sommelier Diploma' certification exam in Australia on Monday 27 February 2017, in Melbourne.

The exam will be run by Sommeliers Australia, and offers Sommeliers Australia 'Sommelier' members the opportunity to achieve an internationally recognised standard of sommellerie.

The 'International A.S.I. Sommelier Diploma' certification exam has been created to help:
• Develop the Sommelier profession;
• Enhance the quality of Sommeliers worldwide;
• Establish international standards for Sommeliers.

Applicants must have current Sommeliers Australia 'Sommelier' membership and be working Sommeliers (in restaurants, wine bars, wine retail, distribution, etc), with at least 4 years sommelier experience

CLICK HERE for more information and to download a registration form

2017 RUINART SOMMELIERS CHALLENGE - Entries closing soon!




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

Enter by 5pm, Wednesday 1 March 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 1 March 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.

Click here for more info

CLICK HERE to enter

Best of luck to all that enter!

ANNOUNCING: 2017 YOUNG GUN OF WINE JUDGE




After assessing the many great applications received, the winner of the 2017 Young Gun of Wine judges position has been announced.

Congratulations to Emma Farrelly from State Buildings (Perth) on winning this coveted position!

Emma will be joining the rest of the YGoW judging panel, in Melbourne, for two days of assessment. Working with this experienced group of panellists, Emma is sure to expand her knowledge and wine judging experience.

CMS 2017 PROGRAMME - registration now open


The Court of Master Sommeliers is offering Introductory, Certified and Advanced Certification in Sydney this June 2017.

Registrations are now open.

CLICK HERE for information

Competition, Symposium & Scholarship Dates for 2016


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

2017 Ruinart Sommeliers' Challenge

Lorenzo Galli Masterclass

"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

THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE


See who is on the current National Committee

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