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Air New Zealand Wine Awards Gold and Silver Medal Tasting (QLD)

The only opportunity in Australia to taste a collective of Trophy, Gold and Silver medal winning wines from the 39th Air New Zealand Wine Awards. The event will be in a walk-around tasting format with Trophy wines being presented by wine-writer and Awards judge David Brookes (Gourmet Traveller WINE, Wine Companion,...
2014 Concours des Vins de Victoria (VIC)

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry proudly presents the Air Liquide 2014 Concours des Vins de Victoria, a celebration and recognition of the diversity and quality of Victorian wines and 'terroirs'. The Concours des Vins de Victoria has ripened over a period of 24 years since its inception in...
Bass & Flinders Gin Experience (VIC)

Delve into the world of Gin! Take home a bottle of Gin specifically to your taste. Hosted by Bob Laing of Bass & Flinders distillery, Red Hill. The Gin experience masterclass is designed to familiarise you to the wonderful world of Gin production, where we explore the exotic botanicals used...
Meet the Winemaker Dinner (VIC)

Taltarni Vineyards and Zaza's Cucina Italiana come together to offer you an amazing 5 course dinner with Taltarni Wines. Book now and enjoy a evening you definitely won't forget! Good food and good wine is always a good option. Don't miss out!...
Summer Flavour Exchange (VIC)

Start your endless summer with Victoria's greatest collection of boutique beers, small batch ciders, sparkling white wines and dairy fresh cheeses. Back again after a massive Spring, Flavour Exchange is preparing for the biggest event yet. Over fifty stalls will pack out Fed Square so you can try the...
Summer Flavour Exchange (VIC)

Start your endless summer with Victoria's greatest collection of boutique beers, small batch ciders, sparkling white wines and dairy fresh cheeses. Back again after a massive Spring, Flavour Exchange is preparing for the biggest event yet. Over fifty stalls will pack out Fed Square so you can try the...
Summer of Riesling & Pork Scratchings (NSW)

Join us to have the chance to try over 30 Rieslings from some of the most exciting regions from around the world in a very casual atmosphere. We will have on taste from JJ Prum, Keller, Albert Mann, Boxler, Pichler with of course some of the best riesling from Australia and...
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 (Spirits) (VIC)

This Seven week WSET accredited course is the industry qualification for anyone working in the Spirits retail or hospitality industry. The course is also suitable for the keen enthusiast wanting to learn in a structured manner. The course covers the spirits of the world in depth with tasting examples part of...
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 28th of January 2015 This qualification aims to provide basic product knowledge and skills in the service and retail of wine to prepare a person for a job in hospitality or retail. It is...
Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration / February 6-7 (VIC)

The 2015 Celebration will be held at RACV Cape Schanck once again, on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th February 2015. Two days of tasting Pinot Noir as well as lunches and Dinners at various wineries, and a program of activities will be offered in the days pre and post Celebration for...
Pinot Noir Benchmarking (TAS)

HOLD THE DATE! Event details TBC...
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 (VIC)

Looking Behind the label Six week accredited course The WSET Intermediate certificate is intended as a training program in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry to improve their knowledge of wines and spirits and for the enthusiast with a serious interest in wine who would like to study...
Craft Brews (TAS)

Wine Australia A+ One Day Wine School (VIC)

Wine Australia A+ One Day Wine School Region: No Region Description: The A+ Australian One Day Wine School is run by Wine Australia and provides students with a deeper understanding of Australian wine and its regions. Hosted by Aaron Brasher, Wine Australia's Regional Director for Australia, Asia and Emerging Markets,...
Negociants Australia/Samuel Smith & Son Annual Imported Tasting (TAS)

An exciting selection of both new release and back vintage wines from both the Negociants and Samuel Smith portfolios all available for tasting under the one roof! Please contact your Area Manager for more details......

What's News

Banjo Harris Plane Wins 2014 Best Sommelier of Australia Competition!

The dust has all but settled and the post-celebration headaches have completed their retreat; please join us in congratulating Banjo Harris Plane on his fine performance and success in winning the Marc and Eva Besen Trophy and title of 2014 Best Sommelier of Australia!

Aside from having the pleasure and privilege of being custodian of the trophy and holding the title for the coming three years, Banjo will also be jetting across to China to represent Australia and compete in the third Association de la Sommellerie Internationale regional championship for the title of Best Sommelier of Asia and Oceania in 2015.

Those that were lucky enough to be able to join us for the final and awards lunch on Sunday the 20th were party not only to to three tense, exciting rounds of competition between the three finalists- Adrian Filliuta from Felix in Sydney, Sarah Ward from Rockpool Bar & Grill in Melbourne and Banjo Harris Plane from Attica in Melbourne, but also to a cornucopia of delights from Osteria Balla and some truly wonderful wines from our sponsors.

Again, on behalf of all at Sommeliers Australia we congratulate Banjo on his outstanding performance and likewise warmly congratulate all 12 national finalists for their sterling efforts through the semi-final this past weekend.

Lorenzo Galli Wine Scholarship Winner Announced

After an intense day of tutorials and masterclasses in Melbourne last month the judges results are in; congratulations to Tom Brushfield of The Melbourne Supper Club on his selection as Dux of the Scholars as winner of the 2014 Lorenzo Galli Wine Scholarship!

The Lorenzo Galli Wine Scholarship, generously offered by Pamela Galli and held in Melbourne across the 22nd and 23rd of June this year, celebrates and explores the diversity and richness of Italy's wine and history while showcasing the latest trends in Australia with its interpretations of Italian varietals.

As part of the scholarship endowment Tom will be flying across to Italy to experience a rigorous and in-depth schedule of winery and vineyard visits through some of the most exciting wine producing regions of the country.

Congratulazioni Tom!

Competition & Scholarship Dates for 2014

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for all the dates of the Sommeliers Australia

Best Sommelier Competition

Lorenzo Galli Scholarship

plus dates for

Pontifex Scholarship

Court of Master Sommeliers

La Chaine des Rotissuers Young Sommelier Comp

Vin De Champagne Awards

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