On Sunday 18 August, the Sommeliers Australia National AGM was held in Melbourne, with State and National Executive Committee representatives present.
During the meeting, a renewed National Executive team was voted in to manage the association for the 2019/2020 period.
Sarah Andrew and Chris Crawford will continue on as Co-Presidents until 2021, Greg Richardson retained the Treasurer’s role, supported by Ben Moechtar, and David Murphy (NSW), Matt Brooke (VIC) and Liam O’Brien (VIC) were warmly welcomed to the National Executive Committee.
In addition to changes at National level, over the past month nominations for the NSW, Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australian State Committees have been formalised and accepted, expanding the professionalism, expertise and enthusiasm of our State Chapters.
|National Executive Committee
Sarah Andrew (VIC) – Co-President
Chris Crawford (VIC) – Co-President
Greg Richardson (NSW) – Treasurer
Matthew Brooke (VIC)
Ben Moechtar (NSW)
David Murphy (NSW)
Liam O’Brien (VIC)
|NSW Events Committee||Victoria Events Committee|
|Matt Dunne – Solotel||Sarah Andrew – Selador Wines|
|Louella Matthews – Bibo Wine Bar||Wiremu Andrews – Pt Leo Estate & Laura|
|Ben Moechtar – The Certified Sommelier||Matthew Brooke – Crown Melbourne|
|David Murphy – One Penny Red||Lisa Cardelli – Deliciarum|
|Greg Richardson – Vinous+Vinous||Chris Crawford – Crown Melbourne|
|Greg Lightfoot – Santé Wines|
|Queensland Events Committee||Evan Milne – Stock On Hand|
|Martin O’Dee – IOW||Maria Mitrofanis – Wine Order|
|Liam O’Brien – Cutler & Co & Athletes of Wine|
|South Australia Events Committee|
|Geoffrey Hunt – Peppers The Louise||West Australia Events Committee|
|Marcell Kustos – Penfold’s Magill Estate Restaurant||Aaron Commins – The Shorehouse|
|Tasmania Events Committee|
|Pip Anderson – MONA|
|Stan Zheng – Frogmore Creek Estate|
Across both state and national levels of Sommeliers Australia, the next two years will see a huge amount of work being done behind the scenes of our normal activities, as the association looks forward to working on and hosting the ASI Best Sommelier of Asia and Oceania in 2021.
This international event is a great honour for our small association to host, and will bring together the best sommeliers from across the Asia Oceania region, and beyond, to Australia to not only compete for the title of Best Sommelier of Asia Oceania, but to be introduced to and immersed into beauty of the Australian wine landscape.