2016 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge
We're looking for the stars amongst the shining ranks of Australia's sommeliers to test their skills in the 2016 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge.
Enter now for a chance to win a business class trip to Champagne to undertake exclusive training with the Ruinart Chef de Caves, Frederic Panaïotis.Entry is open
from 20 November 2015 to 5 February 2016.
30 finalists will be chosen to attend the Sommeliers Challenge in Sydney on Monday 29 February 2016. Finalists will partake in a blind tasting of four wines and technical training by Panaïotis. Click here for more infoClick here to enter
Results of Sommeliers Australia AGM - 23 Nov.2015
The votes are in! Click here
to meet our National Executive Committee for 2016.
Banjo Harris Plane – 3rd at ASI Best Sommelier of Asia & Oceania
4-7 November 2015: This year the ASI Best Sommelier of Asia & Oceania Competition was hosted in Hong Kong by the Hong Kong Sommeliers Association-China.
During the two day contest, eighteen candidates representing ten countries from across the region impressed the judges with their knowledge and service technique.
Battling it out in front of an audience of 250+, in a competition conducted entirely in French, our own Banjo Harris Plane
was awarded a very respectable 3rd place, following Ho Pong Wallace (China) in second place and winner Hiroshi Ishida (Japan).
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE
See who is on the current National CommitteeDETAILS
Congratulations NZ Winegrowers "Sommit" Scholars!
Just announced are the nine sommeliers who will participate in the inaugural "Sommit" Scholarship, held in New Zealand from 30 January to 6 February 2016.
From the very high calibre of applications received from across the nation, it was a difficult decision to select the final nine. Our congratulations go to the following successful sommeliers:Jared Hill
The European & City Wine ShopLiam O'Brien
Cutler & CoLeanne Altmann
formerly of Vue de MondeVicki Brewer
Rockpool Bar & GrillPip Anderson
Quay RestaurantDavid Stevens-Castro
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove ResortSarah Hagan
The Long Apron Restaurant at Spicers Clovelly Estate
The scholars will engage with and learn from some of the great minds in the New Zealand wine business during an intensive seven-day programme, incorporating flagship events on the New Zealand wine industry's national calendar.
Competition, Symposium & Scholarship Dates for 2016
for all the dates of the Sommeliers Australia competitions and education events.2016 Ruinart Sommeliers' Challenge
Lorenzo Galli Scholarship
"Sommit" New Zealand Scholarshipplus details for the following:
Court of Master Sommeliers
La Chaine des Rotissuers Young Sommelier Competition
Vin De Champagne Awards
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