ASI welcomes 38 new Diploma Graduates

On Tuesday 9 March 2021, 12 ASI member nations* hosted the ‘International ASI Sommelier Diploma’ certification exam, and it is with great pleasure ASI announces 38 new ASI Diploma graduates! This year’s examination was extremely complicated as the ASI Exam Committee was given the task of guaranteeing a fair and equitable process under the extreme … Continued

Spotlight on: Zoe Brunton

Name: Zoe Brunton I am: Head Sommelier at Monopole, Sydney I joined the Diversity & Inclusion Working Group to: I joined the D&I Working Group because I think there is a huge gap in the wine industry where organisations miss the mark to connect and be relevant with all individuals. So many organisations seem to … Continued

Spotlight on: Lisa Cardelli

Name: Lisa Cardelli I am: Victoria Sales Manager, Terroir Selections I joined the Diversity & Inclusion Working Group: Because I’m sick and tired of racism, sexual discrimination and misconduct, exclusion… I could go on and on. I would like to see drastic changes in real life, not just words on social media. To me it … Continued

Spotlight on: Rod Hunt

Name: Rod Hunt I am: Wine Enthusiast and student – mid-way through my DipWSET at PWS.In my non-wine time I’m a Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Monash University, and have experience in health, management, research and issues pertaining to Diversity and Inclusion. I joined the Diversity & Inclusion Working Group to: Provide a consumer perspective, … Continued

Spotlight on: Sarah Andrew

Name: Sarah Andrew DipWSET (Honours) I am: WSET Business Development Manager, Australia & New Zealand I joined the Diversity & Inclusion Working Group to: To be accountable and strive for positive change. To question the current status quo and alongside other like-minded professionals, and make a difference to our industry. My personal mission statement is: … Continued

Spotlight on: Noah Rozenfeld

Name: Noah Rozenfeld I am: Sommelier, Ten Minutes By Tractor I joined the Diversity & Inclusion Working Group to: I joined Sommeliers Australia in order to be part of a positive change in the industry I love so much rather than waiting for one. I’d like that change to achieve more humility, empathy and connection … Continued

Spotlight on: Sommeliers Australia Diversity & Inclusion Working Group

Sommeliers Australia is excited to continue introducing some familiar (and some not so familiar) faces over the coming weeks, through our Spotlight Series of interviews. Previously we’ve asked sommeliers, winemakers and industry supporters from Australia and around the world, to share their achievements, learnings and a few trade secrets. Starting next week, our next Spotlight … Continued

Applications open: 2021 Wine Industry Mentor Program

The Wine Industry Mentor Program is proudly supported by Wine Communicators of Australia, The University of Adelaide, Wine Australia and the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology. The Wine Industry Mentor Program, which pairs early career wine sector professionals with respected wine sector leaders, is expanding into all areas of the wine industry. This year the program includes wine business, wine marketing, … Continued

Announcing the Golden Vines Diversity Scholarship

Sommeliers Australia is delighted to share that the Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships, Internship & Mentorship Programmes – offered by Liquid Icons, the Gerard Basset Wine Education Charitable Foundation and major sponsor Taylor’s Port – is accepting applications until Friday 16 April. The Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships, Internship & Mentorship Programmes will fund two aspiring students … Continued

Sommeliers Australia teams up with Humanitix for event ticketing

In September 2020, Sommeliers Australia started working with Humanitix as our event ticketing platform – moving away from a more corporate focused event platform. Through utilising Humanitix’s ticketing platform, Sommeliers Australia – and in turn our event attendees – supports the charitable work that Humanitix is doing to help close the education gap for disadvantaged … Continued