Invitation to Register: Australian Women in Wine ‘Judges Register’

After receiving many requests from wine shows looking for more women to judge, the Australian Women In Wine Awards is preparing an Australian Women in Wine Judges Register. It will appear on the AWIWA website and will be made available to wine show committees and chairs of judges in Australia and overseas as a resource … Continued

President David Lawler retires; Co-Presidents announced.

The Sommeliers Australia National Executive Committee (NEC) would like to announce to all members the retirement of President David Lawler from the National and Victorian Committees. In an excerpt from his ‘Letter to Members’, David writes: “I hope 2018 is bringing a bounty of tasty wine for you all. I have recently taken some time … Continued

Call for Applications: La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommeliers Competition

Since 2007, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has held an annual International Young Sommeliers Competition (Concours Des Jeunes Sommeliers) to offer young sommeliers (who is at least 21 and has not yet reached his or her 31st birthday by the end of the month in which the competition is held) an opportunity to present their skills under … Continued

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommeliers Competition

Concours Des Jeunes Sommeliers Since 2007, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has held an annual International Jeunes (Young) Sommeliers Competition to offer young sommeliers (who is at least 21 (twenty-one) and has not yet reached his or her 31st (thirty-first) birthday by the end of the month in which the competition is held) an opportunity to … Continued

Aussie Sommeliers join international peers in New Zealand

The first of two groups of Sommeliers Australia ‘Sommit scholars’ arrived in New Zealand last weekend to attend a week-long immersion in the New Zealand wine industry. First launched in association with Sommeliers Australia in 2015, the New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship is now a global initiative with sommeliers from Asia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, … Continued

Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge 2018 – Applications now open

  Champagne Ruinart, together with Sommeliers Australia, is delighted to announce the 2018 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge. Registrations for this exciting competition are open from 17 January until 28 February 2018.   The Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge invites talented sommeliers with a current ‘Sommeliers Membership’ of Sommeliers Australia, to participate in an annual training day hosted by accomplished Ruinart … Continued

Applications now open for 2018 Young Gun of Wine judging panel

Do you want to join the judging panel for 2018 Young Gun of Wine?? All current ‘Sommelier’ members of Sommeliers Australia are invited to apply for one available position on the Young Gun of Wine judging panel, with judging held in Melbourne on 5 and 6 February 2018. This could be your chance to join … Continued

Australia’s 2018 NZ Winegrowers Sommeliers Scholarship recipients announced

First launched in association with Sommeliers Australia in 2015, the New Zealand Wine Sommeliers Scholarship is now a global initiative with sommeliers from Asia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Europe and USA set to join the Australian scholars in 2018.   The eight successful Australian sommeliers chosen to participate in the 2018 programme have been announced, … Continued

2018 National Executive Committee anounced

On Wednesday 15 November, Sommeliers Australia members present at the AGM voted for the 2018 National Executive Committee (NEC). The refreshed 2018 National Executive Committee has been voted in as follows: David Lawler, President Sarah Andrews Chris Crawford Ben Moechtar Franck Moreau MS Greg Richardson All Office Bearing roles (Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary) will be allocated … Continued