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

The Ruinart Sommelier Challenge returns in 2019 – applications now open

Champagne Ruinart and Sommeliers Australia are delighted to announce the 2019 Ruinart Sommelier Challenge to be held in Sydney on Monday, 18 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. Applications can be made online until … Continued

Sommeliers Australia 2018 National Sommelier Selection Process

The ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2019 competition has recently been announced as taking place in Antwerp, Belgium, on 11-15 March 2019. Sommeliers Australia has the opportunity to send potentially two sommeliers to compete* on the international stage, against sommeliers from Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. This is the first time that … Continued

2018 Vin de Champagne Awards – Applications Now Open

The search for Australia’s ultimate Champagne brain!   The Vin de Champagne Awards seek to discover those Australians who are truly passionate about Champagne. It is the search for the ultimate Champagne brain. The 2018 concours is the 43rd edition of this coveted wine award. It is unique to Australia and is organised on behalf of … Continued