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[NAT] 2019 Ruinart Sommelier Challenge – Applications now open!
Date: January 7
Applications can be submitted until COB, Friday 22 February.
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 22 February 2019 and entry is open to all current ‘Sommelier’ members of Sommeliers Australia. This year, the Sommelier Challenge will select only 25 of Australia’s top sommelier talent to compete for the grand prize.
The Sommelier Challenge reflects Champagne Ruinart’s commitment to the development of the global Sommelier community, and invites talented sommeliers to test their skills with a blind tasting of four wines before enjoying a technical lecture and lunch with Ruinart Winemaker Caroline Fiot, who is visiting Australia for the second time in 2019.
The judging panel will select one sommelier from the group – based upon their blind tasting responses – to be the Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019 winner. The winner will be announced on 18 March 2019 at the conclusion of the training day.
The winner of the Ruinart Sommelier Challenge will receive a return business class trip to France to attend a four-day educational trip to Reims, hosted by Ruinart Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis, in July 2019. The trip is an opportunity for top sommeliers from around the world to immerse themselves in the world of Champagne and enjoy rare tastings and experiences along with different producers, varieties and wines. The prize provides invaluable networking with peers from around the world and is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
CLICK HERE to submit your application for the 2019 Ruinart Sommelier Challenge.