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MAR
27


Burgundy Gala (NSW)

Burgundy Gala - an event sure to knock your sock off. Here you'll be able to walk through our Alexandria tasting room and taste through the region of Burgundy from Chablis in the north to Beaujolais in the south and almost everything in between. This event will...
MAR
27
Living on the Edge (TAS)

Join Tasmania's finest, Roger and Sue of Living Wines, as they host fellow artisanal importers Eurocentric, Lo-Fi and Ryan Larkin, plus drinks maestros Two Metre Tall and Spirit People, for a swag of new releases at the fabulous Franklin restaurant in Hobart. Trade only. RSVP to wine@livingwines.com.au...
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
Ten Minutes by Tractor Single Vineyard & M. Chapoutier Tasting: 1832 Busby's Legacy (VIC)

We are celebrating the release of our Single Vineyard and Estate wines 2015; one of our very best vintages to date. This year we are very proud to be teaming up with M.Chapoutier's very eclectic and terroir-oriented portfolio of wine. Join us anytime between 11:30 and 4pm at the...
MAR
27
TSA Trade Tasting with Telmo Rodriguez (VIC)

Organic and biodynamic, indigenous genetics – no nursery clones, no chemicals, no trellises. Telmo Rodriguez is about to visit Sydney and we are delighted to offer you the chance to meet, hang out, talk and taste with him. We will be opening a selection of delicious new releases,...
MAR
30
TSA Trade Tasting with Telmo Rodriguez (NSW)

Organic and biodynamic, indigenous genetics – no nursery clones, no chemicals, no trellises. Telmo Rodriguez is about to visit Sydney and we are delighted to offer you the chance to meet, hang out, talk and taste with him. We will be opening a selection of delicious new releases,...
APR
01
Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival (VIC)

For the first time in Victoria, the two - day Yarra Valley Wine and Food Festival will be set amongst the vines at Rochford Wines in Victorias premier wine district. Showcasing over 40 Yarra Valley wineries, breweries and cideries, along with live entertainment, masterclasses, farmers markets, food trucks and...
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...
APR
03
BURGUNDY WITH MAISON JOSEPH DROUHIN'S CHRISTOPHE THOMAS (WA)

Single varietal wines, pinot noir and chardonnay, are everything that Christophe Thomas from Maison Joseph Drouhin loves: they represent the magic of Burgundy, the truth of what wine is and are quintessentially an expression of terroir. Food and wine have always been one of life's pleasures for Christophe, and above all finding and experiencing the greatest wine pairing...
APR
03
Concours International des Jeunes Sommeliers, State Exams (WA)

The Concours International des Jeunes Sommeliers (Young Sommeliers Competition) promotes the expertise of the young wine and spirit professionals and encourages mastery of wine and spirit knowledge. There are three levels in the Young Sommeliers competition 2017: - 3 April 2017 - 1 hour theory examination (State Based)...
APR
04
WSET Level 3 & 4 Exam Preparation - Practical Tasting (VIC)

Gain valuable WSET Level 3 & 4 tasting exposure at this practical tasting, guided by Sommeliers Australia committee member and WSET Educator, Sarah Andrew. COST: Members - $25 + booking fee Non-members - $35 + booking fee CLICK HERE to book via Eventbrite. Please...
APR
04
An imported wine tasting of Supernormal proportions (VIC)

So many great new wines in one place ... join Living Wines, Giorgio de Maria, Eurocentric, Andrew Guard, Ryan Larkin and Lo-Fi Wines in a must-do tasting in the heart of Melbourne. Trade only. RSVP to sales@eurocentricwine.com.au...
APR
10
CMS Exam Preparation - Introduction & Certified Levels (NSW)

Prepare yourself with professionals for the Court of Master Sommeliers Exams! Take advantage of our experienced professionals and get ahead of the pack for your CMS exams. Join Ben Hasko and Richard Healy as they guide you through a session of blind tasting and what will be expected of you....
APR
10
CMS Exam Preparation - Advanced Level (NSW)

Prepare yourself with professionals for the Court of Master Sommeliers Exams! Take advantage of our experienced professionals and get ahead of the pack for your CMS exams. Join Ben Hasko and Richard Healy as they guide you through a session of blind tasting and what will be expected of you....
MAY
13
WSET Level 1 Sake (VIC)

Confidence in SAKE. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 27 of April 2017. This qualification aims to provide basic product knowledge and skills in the service and retail of Sake to prepare a person in hospitality or retail. It is also suitable...
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...
MAY
23
Beechworth is coming to town! (NSW)

Beechworth Vignerons Association invites the Sydney restaurant and wine trade to SAVE THIS DATE! This is a rare opportunity to taste all of Beechworth in the one room... Amulet | A Rodda | Brokenwood | Castagna | Domenica | Fighting Gully Road | Giaconda Golden Ball | Haldon Estate...
MAY
23
Beechworth is coming to town! (NSW)

Beechworth Vignerons Association invites the Sydney restaurant and wine trade to SAVE THIS DATE! This is a rare opportunity to taste all of Beechworth in the one room... Amulet | A Rodda | Brokenwood | Castagna | Domenica | Fighting Gully Road | Giaconda Golden Ball | Haldon...
JUN
24
WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 9th of June 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...
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

2017 RUINART SOMMELIERS CHALLENGE - Entries close 1 March




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!

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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