Shopping cart ( 0 item )  
   
  Newsletter Sign Up  

Events


In August 2017

M T W T F S S
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031

« back to full calendar


     

NATIONAL - Best Sommelier of Australia 2017: Stage 1 | Entrance Exam [EVENT ENDED]



 
JUL
25
2017

VIC


Sommeliers Australia Event
When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, TBC
Where: Various venues nationally.
  The Best Sommelier of Australia 2017 competition is an endeavour to highlight the exceptional service and knowledge standards achieved by the professional sommelier community working within Australia. The competition, conducted by the Sommeliers Australia Education Committee, will rigorously investigate individual performances in areas of service, tasting and knowledge that are required at the highest echelons of the profession.

Stage 1 | Entrance Exam
The first stage of the competition will be a written exam and tasting assessment. This stage will take place in each State, and is only open to competitors who have qualified for entry to the competition after submitting their registrations.

Theoretical knowledge will be tested in areas of viticulture, viniculture, laws and regulations, global awareness of regions and producers, wine list corrections, spirits, beers and other beverages.

The tasting assessment will be two wines served blind. Beyond a qualitative assessment, and commentary on serving conditions (glassware, temperature, appropriate food) the Education Committee will be looking for as much detail as to the identity of the wine; variety, country, region, vintage, producer. At the examination, each candidate will receive a competition number upon registration and all exams will be marked via this number; papers will be judged anonymously to ensure impartiality.
 
 

Related Links

Membership


There are two levels of membership in Sommeliers Australia, for one year from the date fee paid.

Which level of membership is right for you? »

What is a Sommelier?


A specialist wine waiter / wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional who specialises in all facets of beverage service.

Find out more »