Announcing our 2022 Education Scholarship Scholars!

The Sommeliers Australia Education Sub-Committee is pleased to announce the 12 Scholars selected to attend the 2022 Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship. The Education Scholarship was created to ensure that the next generation of sommeliers and wine professionals receive the training and support required to successfully advance in the profession. This year the Education Scholarship received close … Continued

Announcing the 2022 Education Scholarship Partners

The Sommeliers Australia National Executive Committee is thrilled to announce that 12 industry Partners have stepped forward to support the 2022 Education Scholarship programme. Each Partner has been aligned with one of the 12 selected Scholars, generously supporting their position in the Scholarship programme. The NEC would like to thank each of these organisations for their … Continued

ASI Bootcamp Malaysia – participants selected!

Designed as an intense training camp for sommeliers striving to achieve a new height in their career, ASI Bootcamp offers a three-day marathon of masterclasses and blind tastings with the best tutors: winners of the ASI Best Sommelier of the World, Masters of Wine, ASI Gold Diploma holders, ASI Partners! ASI (Association de la Sommellerie) is pleased … Continued

Professional Memberships courtesy of RIEDEL

Every year Sommeliers Australia’s membership rolls annually on 30 June, and this year we are excited to announce that the first 30 NEW or RETURNING members to purchase a Professional membership will be gifted their 2022/2023 membership courtesy of Mark Baulderstone and RIEDEL. RIEDEL is making this investment to continue their steadfast support of greater … Continued

Important information regarding Sommeliers Australia Memberships

Over the last two years there has been a marked evolution in the economic landscape, which has prompted Sommeliers Australia to review the outcomes that the association seeks for its professional members, the industry and wider society. With the Australian hospitality and wine industries continuing to be affected by isolation health orders, staff shortages and … Continued

ASI BOOTCAMP – Applications for nomination now open!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 11-14 September 2022   In conjunction with ASI (Association de la Sommellerie), Sommeliers Australia is pleased to announce the second edition of ASI Bootcamp, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 11-14 September 2022. Designed as an intense training camp for sommeliers striving to achieve a new height in their career, ASI Bootcamp offers a three-day marathon of … Continued

Announcing the 2022 Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship

Applications open from 13 June to 15 July 2022 The Sommeliers Australia National Executive Committee (NEC) is delighted to announce the running of the 2022 Sommeliers Australia Education Scholarship from 28 to 31 August 2022 in Melbourne; an initiative that the association has successfully conducted for over a decade. Offered to Sommeliers Australia Professional members nationally every 3 … Continued

Article: Accessing All Areas

While the wine and hospitality industries are starting to address the needs and working opportunities of the disabled, there’s still a way to go. Written by Lisa Cardelli (Sommeliers Australia VIC Committee and D&I Working Group member), published on, May 2022   John Hughes of Rieslingfreak makes one of Australia’s best rieslings – if … Continued