Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: When are WSET courses available and where can I sit one?
The courses are run externally from Sommeliers Australia so it is best to contact the venue directly for information on dates and capacity of classes. We attempt to list all the organisations that offer WSET courses, but do not have a direct affiliation with them.
For a list of venues who offer WSET courses, please refer to this link: sommeliers.com.au/courses.aspxQ: When is the next Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship?
The Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship now runs triennially. A notification will be sent out via our e-newsletter when one is available, so we suggest signing up from our website, or become a member. The next education scholarship is due in 2013.Q: How do I post a job?
You can post a job yourself. Please refer to this link: sommeliers.com.au/info_jobs.aspx
It will take 24-48 hours for the job ad to be posted on the website as it needs to first be approved. Don't hesitate to contact me if troubles should arise.Q: How do I post a trade event?
Please refer to this link: sommeliers.com.au/info_events.aspx
and follow the prompts. It's pretty easy. It will take 24-48 hours for your event to be visible on the website as it waits approval. If you have any problems or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.Q: I have lost my password
You can retrieve your password by clicking on I have forgotten my password
when you try to log in. It should be delivered to your email.Q: Can you send me my invoice for xxx tasting?
Once you log in to your Sommeliers Australia account, a list of all your purchases should show up and if you click on the particular purchase, the invoice should appear on your screen with all the proper information.Q: I am an overseas sommelier, how do I find a job in Australia?
Depending on the state you reside in, there should be a hospitality job guide in the food supplement section on a Tuesday in Fairfax publications. You can also look online through seek.com, but we also have a list of job on our website here: sommeliers.com.au/jobs.aspxQ: I am a distributor, how do I hold a Sommeliers Australia event?
Sommeliers Australia convened events are independent tastings developed by committee members without fear of favour to any one producer. Our independent approach to these events is crucial to retain their integrity. We do however encourage suggestions from wineries and their representatives. These should be approached as a collaborative effort, and not solely features wines from any one producer, or any one distributor. They should aim to showcase a region, a style, a vintage or the like and possess a strong educational element that would be of unique benefit to our membership base.
Alternatively, if you wish to conduct an event comprising wines solely from your own portfolio of wines, there is an option to post this event as a 'Trade' event.
You can do this by heading to sommeliers.com.au/info_events.aspx
and follow the prompts. It's pretty easy. It will take 24-48 hours for your event to be visible on the website as it waits approval. If you have any problems or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.Q: How do I change my email/log in?
If you are wanting to change your email address you can do this yourself by logging into your Sommeliers Australia account. On the right hand side of the page in the grey panel you will see Contact Details
under that is Edit Details
. By clicking on there you will be able to change your email.