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[QLD] Brisbane Special Interest Meeting
Date: May 13, 2019#11:00 am-12:00 pm
JOIN US FOR A COFFEE!
Sommeliers Australia is the premier professional association for Sommeliers and the wine trade in Australia. Well established and active in the other states, we would like to see the association flourishing again in Queensland.
Currently in place there is a small – but dedicated – QLD Event Committee who are looking to enlist the support of other sommeliers and enthusiasts who also want to help develop our professional association.
Who are we looking for?
Sommeliers – anyone working as a sommelier, in the front-line of wine/beverage service at a hospitality venue, or as a director of a wine program in a hospitality setting.
Enthusiasts – people allied to us either through their profession (e.g. wine industry sales rep, past sommelier, chef, wine-maker), or their love of wine (e.g. a keen wine enthusiast with a thirst for knowledge).
What do we want to do?
Have a coffee with you. We will even shout the first round!
But there is no such thing as free coffee.
We want you to give us serious feedback on what Sommeliers Australia can do for you in Queensland! Of course, we would love to have you formally join us, but that is not a requirement to attend the meeting.
If, out of the meeting, we can develop a small committee of dedicated people to help us run educational and tasting events in Queensland that would be great. But our main goals are:
- Get feedback on what Sommeliers in Queensland would like to see from their professional association.
- Get an understanding of what events Sommeliers and Enthusiasts would be most interested in supporting in Queensland.
- Get an understanding of what education we can assist or promote that would best serve Sommeliers in Queensland.
- Get an understanding of how many Sommeliers and Enthusiasts of Sommeliers there are in Queensland who would like to be part of a professional association.
Are you interested?
Why should you attend?
If you are a sommelier, aspiring to be a sommelier, or a wine enthusiast, then this is your chance to become actively involved with the preeminent Sommeliers professional organisation in Australia.
That does not mean you must tie yourself up for hours of meetings, regular meals or selling raffle tickets to raise funds. We are a professional, volunteer managed organisation and we want to support sommeliers and the wine trade in Queensland.
What we most want to know is how sommeliers want to be supported in Queensland!
Where and when?
We will meet at:
Prince of Wales Hotel, Nundah – Corner of Buckland and Sandgate Road, Nundah
11am on Monday 13 May, 2019
How to get an invitation?
The meeting will be by invitation only. Please register your interest by sending the following information to:
Martin O’Dee (Queensland Events Chair)
Category: Sommelier / Enthusiast