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

NSW & VIC State Chapter Committee Elections

On Monday 20 August, the Sommeliers Australia NSW and Victorian Chapters are holding Committee elections in order to form new State Committees for the 2018/2019 period. This is your opportunity as a current Sommeliers Australia member to contribute to the association and have a say in how the NSW and Victorian Chapters of Sommeliers Australia … Continued

Announcing 2019 NZ Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship

– APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN –   New Zealand Winegrowers and Sommeliers Australia are excited to announce that applications for the 2019 NZ Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship are now open for Australian applicants, with the addition of a new ‘One to Watch’ category created for emerging talent in the industry.   First launched in association with Sommeliers Australia … Continued

We did it! Australia to host ASI Best Sommelier of Asia Oceania 2021

Monday 18 June, Tbilisi After months of planning and preparation, Co-President Sarah Andrew presented Sommeliers Australia’s intention to host the ASI Best Sommelier of Asia Oceania 2021 competition. Our intention was unanimously voted in favour of by the international ASI members present at the ASI 2018 General Assembly in Tbilisi, Georgia. As part of the 2021 competition, … Continued

Sommeliers Australia 2018 National AGM announced

The Sommeliers Australia 2018 National Annual General Meeting has been scheduled for Sunday 26 August, 2-4pm in Melbourne. The AGM will be followed by the Victorian Chapter’s annual Ball, where the new National Executive Committee and President will be announced.   Expressions of Interest The AGM is your opportunity as a member to have a say in … Continued