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APR
24


CMS Preparatory Workshop for Introductory & Certified Levels (VIC)

Sommeliers Australia in association with The Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania will be holding a preparatory workshop for students preparing for Introductory and/or Certified levels of CMS Certification. Sebastian Crowther MS and Benjamin Hasko MS will be facilitating a blind tasting and offering students the chance to learn more...
APR
24
CMS Preparatory Workshop for Advanced Level (VIC)

Sommeliers Australia in association with The Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania will be holding a preparatory workshop in Melbourne for students preparing for Advanced levels of CMS Certification. Sebastian Crowther MS and Benjamin Hasko MS will be facilitating a blind tasting and offering students the chance to learn more...
MAY
01
MAY DAY TRADE DAY (NSW)

Garrick's Wine, Apostrophe Wine, Delage Wine Importer, Quattro Wine Group. RSVP - info@garrickswine.com or 0417098573...
MAY
02
Clockwork Orange: an orange wine discussion (VIC)

Do your discussions about skin contact whites and orange wines go like clockwork, or would you rather they ended up on the cutting room floor? If it is the latter then join Sommeliers Australia's Banjo Harris Plane, Zoë Ladyman and Liam O'Brien as they share their experience of buying,...
MAY
08
Ten Minutes by Tractor Single Vineyard & M. Chapoutier Tasting: 1832 Busby's Legacy (NSW)

Please join us in celebrating the release of Ten Minutes by Tractor's 2015 Estate and Single Vineyard wines in collaboration with M.Chapoutier who will present a selection from their portfolio, including selections parcellaires from the hill of Hermitage. RSVP: wholesale@tenminutesbytractor.com.au...
MAY
08
NORTH MEETS SOUTH PORTFOLIO TASTING (VIC)

Wines on show from Garrick's Wine, DC Wine Co, Virtuous Vines and Alimentaria, with many wines only seen north of the border. RSVP: 0417098573 or jake@garrickswine.com...
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
Entering the World of Wine (NSW)

Entering the world of wine - what is the right direction for you? Sommeliers Australia welcomes new/aspiring sommeliers and dedicated wine industry staff to discuss with like minded professionals some of the options about how best to plot their career progression through 2017 and beyond. A...
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...
MAY
29
Vinosphere 2017 (NSW)

Presented by Enoteca Sydney, Vinous and Vintage + Vine. Special Guests include: Apostrophe Bass Phillip Clonakilla Crawford River Dawson James Grande Vindima LoFi Wines Radix & Vine Senses Torbreck...
MAY
29
17th International Cool Climate Wine Show - Industry Event (VIC)

The ICCWS is internationally recognised as Australia's foremost show for inspirational cool climate wines. Each year the ICCWS attracts more than 500 entries in up to 42 classes, including new Italian classes, thanks to a recent partnership with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Melbourne. INDUSTRY MASTER CLASS Sommeliers,...
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...
JUL
10
WSET Level 2 Intensive 3 Day 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...
JUL
29
WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 14th of July 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....
AUG
15
WSET Level 2 (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...
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

Bhatia Dheeraj: 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge winner!




Ruinart, together with Sommeliers Australia, is excited to announce the winner of the 2017 Australian Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge, Bhatia Dheeraj of Magill Estate, Adelaide.

The Challenge Day, hosted by Frédéric Panaïotis, focused specifically on rose wines. The finalists took part in a blind tasting and technical training by Panaïotis.

Bhatia will receive a return business class trip to France, where he will join international Sommeliers Challenge winners in Champagne to undertake further training with the Ruinart Chef de Caves.

Our congratulations also go to runners-up:
Tim Perlstone – Felix, Sydney
Max Gurtler – Restaurant Hubert, Sydney.

Well done gentlemen!

Australia's newest A.S.I. Certified Sommelier




On Monday 27 February, the inaugural 'International A.S.I. Sommelier Diploma' certification exam was held in 11 countries across the world.

From the 58 candidates who took part, Australia's only candidate, Raffaele Mastrovincenzo, was one of the successful 47 to pass and receive his International A.S.I. Sommelier Diploma.

Congratulations Raffaele!

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

With the success of this years qualification exam Sommeliers Australia hopes that A.S.I. will continue to offer sommeliers from across the globe the opportunity to achieve an internationally recognised standard of sommellerie. In future years, we hope that more Australian sommeliers will take advantage of this certification programme, without the need for expensive international travel.

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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