The ‘Best Sommelier of Australia 2021’ is…

On Monday 15 March – after a 10 month delay in completing the competition – Sommeliers Australia hosted the Best Sommelier of Australia 2021 Finals in front of live audiences in Melbourne and Sydney, and viewers watching the live stream online. From the talented group of 11 Semi Finalists, Loic Avril (VIC), Chris Ryan (VIC) and Paolo Saccone (NSW) were announced as … Continued

Best Sommelier of Australia – The Countdown

The Best Sommelier of Australia Stage 3 | Finals are scheduled to take place on Monday 15 March, as a hybrid in-person and virtual event – a first for Sommeliers Australia! The Education Sub-Committee has been working hard to prepare an international standard Finals assessment which will be run concurrently in both Melbourne and Sydney. Candidate preparation With less than … Continued

Announcing BSoA Finals Exclusive Venue Partner – QT Hotels

With the preparations for the Best Sommelier of Australia Stage 3 | Finals now underway, Sommeliers Australia is excited to announce our exclusive Venue Partner, QT Hotels & Resorts. QT Sydney and QT Melbourne will both play host to the Best Sommelier of Australia Finals, with the event taking place in their respective signature restaurants Gowings Bar & Grill … Continued

Rescheduled: Best Sommelier of Australia 2020 Semi Finals

The Sommeliers Australia National Executive Committee and Education Sub-Committee are pleased to finally announce that the Best Sommelier of Australia 2020 Stage 2 | Semi Final round will take place on Monday 16 November. With the Top 12 semi finalists based in either NSW (7 candidates) or Victoria (5 candidates), the full-day Stage 2 assessment will held in … Continued

Best Sommelier of Australia 2020 candidate registration extended to 15 May 2020

Due to the Australian Government Stage 3 response to COVID-19, candidate registration for Best Sommelier of Australia has been extended once again. Registration now closes 5pm, Friday 15 May. The Stage 1 | Entrance Exam has also been rescheduled for Monday 22 June (should Government advice allow).   The Best Sommelier of Australia 2020 competition … Continued

2020 La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs International Junior Sommeliers Competition

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Australia invites young Australian-based sommeliers to compete in the 2020 International Junior Sommeliers Competition. In 2007 the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs inaugurated the annual “International Jeunes Sommeliers Competition” to offer young sommeliers the opportunity to present their skills and “savoir faire” under highly competitive, intense and grueling testing conditions. For the 2020 Competition … Continued

Ruinart Sommelier Challenge returns in 2020 – Applications Open

Champagne Ruinart and Sommeliers Australia are delighted to announce the 2020 Ruinart Sommelier Challenge to be held in Sydney on Monday, 30 March. Applicants will go in the running for chance to win a once in a lifetime business class trip to France for exclusive training at Maison Ruinart. Entries are now open and applications can be … Continued

Scheduled for 2020 – Best Sommelier of Australia Competition

Held every three years, the Sommeliers Australia Best Sommelier of Australia competition will once again take place in 2020. The Best Sommelier of Australia competition is an endeavour to highlight the exceptional service and knowledge standards achieved by the professional sommelier community working within Australia. Conducted by the Sommeliers Australia Education Committee, the competition rigorously tests individual performances in … Continued

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 2019 Young Sommeliers Competition

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Australia invites young Australian-based sommeliers to compete in the 2019 International Young Sommeliers Competition. The Competition offers young sommeliers the opportunity to present their skills and “savoir faire” under highly competitive, intense and gruelling testing conditions at the National and International levels.  It promotes their expertise and provides them help, encouragement … Continued

Working with Wine Fellowship

The Working with Wine Fellowship is again offering 160 of Australia’s most promising future wine professionals the opportunity to advance their wine education by participating in the 2019 Working with Wine Education Program. Candidates for the Working with Wine Fellowship are required to sit a National Entrance Exam being held on Tuesday 19 February 2019. … Continued