Welcoming the 2021/2022 National Executive Committee

On Monday 20 September, Sommeliers Australia held it’s 2021 AGM online. During the meeting, those members in attendance voted in a new National Executive Committee to govern Sommeliers Australia for the coming year. We are excited to welcome a number of new faces to the NEC, each of whom will add depth to the diverse … Continued

Announcing National Events Committees for 2021/22

On Monday 20 September, the Sommeliers Australia National AGM was held online, with association members and Events Committee representatives in attendance from across the country. Sommeliers Australia is delighted to announce that the National Executive Committee for 2021/2022 was voted in by members – with some new faces joining the group and bringing with them … Continued

The Golden Vines Global Online Charity Auction, 23 Sept-7 Oct 2021

From 23 September, fine wine and rare spirit lovers globally will be able to bid on a unique set of 73 auction lots in The Golden Vines Fine Wine, Rare Spirit & Experience Charity Auction. Proceeds from the auction will go to Gerard Basset Foundation (Charity Registration Number: 1193020) to fund diversity and inclusion wine … Continued

Notification of Sommeliers Australia 2021 AGM

Sommeliers Australia 2021 National Annual General Meeting Monday 20 September 2021, 11am-12pm AEST Held online via Zoom – registration is required In consideration of the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions and border closures, the 2021 AGM and will be conducted online (via Zoom). All Sommeliers Australia members are invited to actively participate in the meeting which is … Continued

R U OK? to host webinars for the hospitality industry

R U OK? and Australian Foodservice Advocacy Body (AFAB) will present two webinars for hospitality business owners and workers next week. These webinars will offer practical tools and tips to share the R U OK? message and empower stronger connections during these tough times.   Registration Link to Webinar 1: Hospitality Business Owners, Leaders & … Continued

Wine education programmes – learn for free online!

Whether you have some spare time on your hands, or want to squeeze in a bit of extra wine education, you can develop your wine knowledge by signing up for one of these in depth, online wine education programmes:   Australian Wine Discovered – Wine Australia   https://www.wineaustralia.com/education Champagne-MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) – Comité Champagne   https://www.champagne-mooc.com/ School … Continued

Article: Managing your mental health when facing a new COVID-19 lockdown

Written by Patrick Wright, posted to ABC Everyday on 27 May 2021, updated 28 June 2021.   It’s understandable if you are feeling upset, anxious or frustrated by news of another lockdown. Dr Zena Burgess, chief executive of the Australian Psychological Society, says people can expect to feel all these emotions, along with fatigue and … Continued

Women & Leadership Australia Scholarships – applications now open

Sommeliers Australia is pleased to share this scholarship opportunity for women in the hospitality sector, provided by Women & Leadership Australia. Women & Leadership Australia provides world-class leadership development programs for emerging, middle, and senior women leaders. These programs bring together the latest in leadership theory and practice with a focus on applied learning and … Continued

Spotlight on: Wiremu Andrews

Name: Wiremu Andrews. I am: Director of Dearth of a Salesman Wine Services. I joined the Diversity & Inclusion Working Group to: help bring about a cultural revolution within the Sommeliers Australia organisation so that more people are inspired to join our community and enable us to achieve greater things within both the wine sphere … Continued

ASI launches BOOTCAMP

Paris, France. The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI, asi.info) – in its continuing effort to transition from a contest-focused association – has announced the launch of ASI BOOTCAMP 2021. The launch of ASI BOOTCAMP is a step forward for the association. According to ASI President William Wouters “earlier this month we made the ASI guidelines … Continued