Japan’s Wataru Iwata is the Best Sommelier of Asia & Oceania 2018!

Kyoto, October 18, 2018 – Wataru Iwata from Japan became the ASI Best Sommelier of Asia & Oceania 2018, following a thrilling and hard-fought final that concluded three days of competition in Kyoto, Japan. Thanks to this victory, the 29 year-old native of Kyoto automatically qualifies for the ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2019, which will … Continued

Announcing 2019 NZ Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship Recipients

New Zealand Winegrowers and Sommeliers Australia are pleased to announce the five successful sommeliers chosen to participate in the 2019 New Zealand Wine Sommeliers Scholarship.   Matthew Dunne, Solotel Emma Farrelly, State Buildings Stephanie Jacob, Supernormal David Murphy, One Penny Red Bridget Raffal, Sixpenny   First launched in association with Sommeliers Australia in 2015, the … Continued

Just around the corner – ASI Best Sommelier of Asia & Oceania 2018

Candidates from 12 countries are heading to Kyoto for this major international competition. In just two weeks, years of training, education and hard work are coming into play for the 24 candidates from 12 countries who will compete for the prestigious title of Best Sommelier of Asia & Oceania 2018.  The competition, hosted by the Japan Sommelier … Continued

Want to compete internationally? Register now for National Sommelier Selection Process

The recently announced ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2019 competition will take 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 Sommeliers Australia has … Continued

ASI Best Sommelier of Asia Oceania 2018, 15-18 October in Kyoto

The ASI Best Sommelier of Asia Oceania 2018 competition takes place next month in Kyoto, Japan. The Japan Sommeliers Association who is hosting the competition has just announced that 24 sommeliers from 12 countries in the Asia Oceania region will compete for this prestigious title – including Sommeliers Australia’s two candidates Mattia Antonio Cianca and Banjo … Continued

Countdown to ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2019

  50 years after the first edition of the world’s most prestigious sommelier competition in Brussels (1969), the “ASI Best Sommelier of the World” is returning to Belgium once again. Over 65 sommeliers from 62 countries will be competing for the title of Best Sommelier in the World 2019 in Antwerp, including Australia.   Back in … Continued

Sommeliers Australia committee members announced as 18th Len Evans scholars

The complete list of 12 scholars for the 18th Len Evans Tutorial was recently announced, and Sommeliers Australia is thrilled that two of its current Committee members have been selected to take part in this prestigious wine programme, described as “the most exclusive wine school in the world.” Congratulations to Co-President Sarah Andrew and NSW … Continued

Announcing Co-Presidents & National Executive Committee for 2018/2019

On Sunday 26 August, Sommeliers Australia members present at the AGM voted for the 2018/2019 National Executive Committee (NEC), with Office Bearing roles being allocated at the first NEC meeting held immediately afterwards. A refreshed 2018/2019 National Executive Committee has been voted in as follows: Pip Anderson (TAS) Sarah Andrews (VIC) Co-President Jonathan Brook (SA) … Continued

Welcome to the team! 2018/2019 State Chapter Committees

On Monday 20 August, nominations for the NSW, Victorian and South Australian State Chapter Committees were formally accepted for the 2018/2019 period. The association was lucky enough to receive a large number of nominations, and would like to announce that the following State Chapter Committees are now in place: NSW Committee VIC Committee Matt Dunne, … Continued

Nominees for NSW & VIC Chapter Committees

As previously announced, the Sommeliers Australia NSW and Victorian Chapters are holding Committee elections in order to form new State Committees for the 2018/2019 period. The association has been lucky enough to receive a huge number of nominations in both NSW and Victoria over the past few weeks, from current members wanting to contribute their … Continued