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AUG
04


Baptism Of Fire / 2014 En Primeur (VIC)

From three vineyards, six wines have been made by six teams. On Monday August 4 at The Savoy Tavern in Melbourne's CBD, we will hold a pre-bottling tasting and en primeur auction of the 2014 vintage wines to be released in October. Come meet the teams, taste their wines,...
AUG
04
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 (VIC)

Looking Behind the Label Intensive three day 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...
AUG
05
CELLARHAND's 15TH BIRTHDAY/TRADE DAY 2014 (VIC)

It's a bigger space and you've got more room, more time and more reasons than ever to come along. So follow the red carpet to…CellarHand's Trade Day 2014 at the Plaza Ballroom Come and meet all the Australian and New Zealand winemakers from the CellarHand portfolio, many of whom will be...
AUG
05
Bibendum Portfolio Tasting (QLD)

Our annual tasting this year makes our previous trade events pale. For v.2014 we are delighted to introduce the wines of Ashton Hills, Bannockburn Vineyards, Garagiste and Massena to our tasting and portfolio. Michael Glover, Barnaby Flanders, and Jaysen Collins, from the latter three producers will be on hand to...
AUG
05
Tasmania Unbottled 2014 (VIC)

The 2014 dates for TASMANIA UNBOTTLED, Australia's largest showcase of Tasmanian wine and produce, have been confirmed as follows: • Tuesday 5 August 2014 - MELBOURNE, Zinc at Federation Square, Melbourne • Thursday 7 August 2014 - BRISBANE, Emporium Hotel, Fortitude Valley • Monday 11 August...
AUG
07
Tasmania Unbottled 2014 (QLD)

The 2014 dates for TASMANIA UNBOTTLED, Australia's largest showcase of Tasmanian wine and produce, have been confirmed as follows: • Tuesday 5 August 2014 - MELBOURNE, Zinc at Federation Square, Melbourne • Thursday 7 August 2014 - BRISBANE, Emporium Hotel, Fortitude Valley • Monday 11 August...
AUG
10
2014 Coonawarra National Wine Tasting Roadshow (QLD)

The Coonawarra Roadshow is a highly anticipated event which travels to capital cities during the month of August. Coonawarra winemakers, winery owners and their families embark on a nationwide road trip to conduct tastings and chat to you about their wines in very special venues in your home towns....
AUG
11
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 (VIC)

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 also suitable for the beginner wine enthusiast and has a strong food and wine matching element. The qualification introduces candidates to...
AUG
11
Tasmania Unbottled 2014 (NSW)

The 2014 dates for TASMANIA UNBOTTLED, Australia's largest showcase of Tasmanian wine and produce, have been confirmed as follows: • Tuesday 5 August 2014 - MELBOURNE, Zinc at Federation Square, Melbourne • Thursday 7 August 2014 - BRISBANE, Emporium Hotel, Fortitude Valley • Monday 11 August...
AUG
11
Enoteca Sydney, Vinous & world wine estates Annual portfolio tasting (VIC)

Enoteca Sydney, Vinous & world wine estates Annual portfolio tatsing.This is set to be a great event. Each of us will be sharing a large portion of our portfolios, as well as new vintages and new arrivals. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Please RSVP to; office@enotecasydney.com.au for further information...
AUG
12
2014 Coonawarra National Wine Tasting Roadshow (NSW)

The Coonawarra Roadshow is a highly anticipated event which travels to capital cities during the month of August. Coonawarra winemakers, winery owners and their families embark on a nationwide road trip to conduct tastings and chat to you about their wines in very special venues in your home towns....
AUG
14
2014 Coonawarra National Wine Tasting Roadshow (VIC)

The Coonawarra Roadshow is a highly anticipated event which travels to capital cities during the month of August. Coonawarra winemakers, winery owners and their families embark on a nationwide road trip to conduct tastings and chat to you about their wines in very special venues in your home towns....
AUG
15
2014 Coonawarra National Wine Tasting Roadshow (TAS)

The Coonawarra Roadshow is a highly anticipated event which travels to capital cities during the month of August. Coonawarra winemakers, winery owners and their families embark on a nationwide road trip to conduct tastings and chat to you about their wines in very special venues in your home towns....
AUG
17
2014 Coonawarra National Wine Tasting Roadshow (SA)

The Coonawarra Roadshow is a highly anticipated event which travels to capital cities during the month of August. Coonawarra winemakers, winery owners and their families embark on a nationwide road trip to conduct tastings and chat to you about their wines in very special venues in your home towns....
AUG
18
Voyager Estate 2014 Masterclass (VIC)

Details to come - invitation only...
AUG
18
Portfolio tasting: Mondo, Eurocentric, Franc About Wine, Virtuoso (VIC)

Huge range of wine from four vibrant portfolios, covering new releases from France, Italy, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia....
AUG
19
My Kingdom For An Amphora Tasting / Hold The Date (QLD)

Wine from amphorae? Far from being new kid on the block, amphora wine is something that has been around for centuries and spans oenological continents. Stay tuned for details of this most exciting tasting....
AUG
19
2014 Coonawarra National Wine Tasting Roadshow (WA)

The Coonawarra Roadshow is a highly anticipated event which travels to capital cities during the month of August. Coonawarra winemakers, winery owners and their families embark on a nationwide road trip to conduct tastings and chat to you about their wines in very special venues in your home towns....
AUG
25
Bibendum Portfolio Tasting (VIC)

Details to come...
AUG
25
South American Tasting / Hold The Date (QLD)

Somms Australia South American tasting- details TBC...
AUG
26
An Exclusive Taste of South America @ InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort (QLD)

Resort Sommelier David Stevens-Castro invites you to an exciting, complementary taste of South America. Come to learn and taste a range of hand picked wines from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay in the signature restaurant of the resort, The Fireplace A bracket of 6-8 whites and 2 brackets...
AUG
26
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...
AUG
26
United Cellars & Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tasting (NSW)

United Cellars is excited to partner with Seppeltsfield on a discovery of hidden treasures from deep inside their Barossa Valley Cellars, with a unique tasting of the rare 100 year old Para Vintage tawny and the exquisite Seppeltsfield Paramount Collection. The 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny from the Seppeltsfield...
AUG
27
United Cellars & Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tasting (QLD)

United Cellars is excited to partner with Seppeltsfield on a discovery of hidden treasures from deep inside their Barossa Valley Cellars, with a unique tasting of the rare 100 year old Para Vintage tawny and the exquisite Seppeltsfield Paramount Collection. The 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny from the Seppeltsfield...
AUG
28
United Cellars & Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tasting (VIC)

United Cellars is excited to partner with Seppeltsfield on a discovery of hidden treasures from deep inside their Barossa Valley Cellars, with a unique tasting of the rare 100 year old Para Vintage tawny and the exquisite Seppeltsfield Paramount Collection. The 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny from the Seppeltsfield...
SEP
01
WSET LEVEL 3 Advanced Course INTENSIVE (VIC)

The Advanced Certificate qualification is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines and spirits of the world and their commercial importance in the world's liquor market. The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines and spirits with regard to their commercial value....
SEP
08
Snap, Crackle & Pop the Cork! (NSW)

Join us for an evening of good wine, cracking company and roast suckling pig. The twist in the tail? We'll supply the piggy, you supply your favourite bottle. Details and booking information to follow....
SEP
08
Bibendum Portfolio Tasting (NSW)

Details to come...
SEP
08
WALK ON THE WINE SIDE - Multi-portfolio Trade Tasting: Bacchus Wine Merchant & Friends (VIC)

Save the date - full details to be announced shortly, for one of Melbourne's most comprehensive and diverse trade tastings....
SEP
13
A+ Australian One Day Wine Course (VIC)

A+ Australian Wine Level 2 This exciting new six hour course provides professionals and enthusiasts with an increased understanding of Australian wines focusing on the major varieties and their best regional expression. The course is endorsed by Wine Australia. • Find out more about the history...
SEP
14
SYDNEY ITALIAN WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL (NSW)

Proudly presented by Smeg, the 'Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival' will celebrate Italian wine, food & culture in a one-day event at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 14th September. Featuring over 250 premium Italian wines to taste (including some from Italian specialists in Australia), artisan beer tasting & seminars, plus...
SEP
15
SYDNEY ITALIAN WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL DINNER (NSW)

Celebrating the Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival. The Italian chefs from C.I.R.A are cooking a five course feast with wines selected by Sydney's top Sommeliers. Hosted by Giovanni Pilu. More details coming soon! www.sydneyitalianwinefood.com.au...
SEP
15
What's New Perth Tasting - September (WA)

What's New is a tasting concept developed by a group of likeminded importers and distributors. The group bringing What's New to you are Enoteca Sydney, Vinous Solutions and world wine estates. We aim to hold tastings at different venues throughout the year where you can fast track your palates to...
SEP
16
Grand Cru Pinot Noir Tasting - Sydney (NSW)

United Cellars is excited to launch an evolution to our Grand Burgundy series with the launch of Grand Cru, a dedicated tasting of some of the world's finest Pinot Noirs. Our customers are passionate about Pinot Noir and this series of tastings and Masterclasses is an amazing opportunity to savour Pinot...
SEP
18
Grand Cru Pinot Noir Masterclass - Perth (WA)

United Cellars is excited to launch an evolution to our Grand Burgundy series with the launch of Grand Cru, a dedicated tasting of some of the world's finest Pinot Noirs. Our customers are passionate about Pinot Noir and this series of tastings and Masterclasses is an amazing opportunity to savour Pinot...
SEP
18
Grand Cru Pinot Noir Masterclass - Perth (WA)

United Cellars is excited to launch an evolution to our Grand Burgundy series with the launch of Grand Cru, a dedicated tasting of some of the world's finest Pinot Noirs. Our customers are passionate about Pinot Noir and this series of tastings and Masterclasses is an amazing opportunity to savour Pinot...
SEP
22
The Gathering - Over 150 wines open to inspire (NSW)

If you havent been before The Gathering is just as it sounds. We are an evolving group of distributors getting together to make tasting our wines a little easier for you. We might be artisan but that doesnt mean we all have beards. Being all small business owners we are as...
SEP
23
Grand Cru Pinot Noir Masterclass - Melbourne (VIC)

United Cellars is excited to launch an evolution to our Grand Burgundy series with the launch of Grand Cru, a dedicated tasting of some of the world's finest Pinot Noirs. Our customers are passionate about Pinot Noir and this series of tastings and Masterclasses is an amazing opportunity to savour Pinot...
SEP
25
Grand Cru Pinot Noir Masterclass - Adelaide (SA)

United Cellars is excited to launch an evolution to our Grand Burgundy series with the launch of Grand Cru, a dedicated tasting of some of the world's finest Pinot Noirs. Our customers are passionate about Pinot Noir and this series of tastings and Masterclasses is an amazing opportunity to savour Pinot...
SEP
30
Grand Cru Pinot Noir Masterclass - Brisbane (QLD)

United Cellars is excited to launch an evolution to our Grand Burgundy series with the launch of Grand Cru, a dedicated tasting of some of the world's finest Pinot Noirs. Our customers are passionate about Pinot Noir and this series of tastings and Masterclasses is an amazing opportunity to savour Pinot...
OCT
08
Ex Animo Trade Tasting - South African Wine (NSW)

An invite for the Sydney trade: Please join David Clarke At Fix St James for a tasting of some of South Africa's finest wines. Ex Animo Australia is owned and run by David and Jeannette Clarke. David hails from Melbourne and had previously been Head Sommelier at Vue...
OCT
14
Rocktober (VIC)

What is Rocktober? And how on earth does it relate to wine?! You'll just have to watch this space.......
OCT
20
What's New Sydney Tasting - October (NSW)

What's New is a tasting concept developed by a group of likeminded importers and distributors. The group bringing What's New to you are Enoteca Sydney, Vinous Solutions and world wine estates. We aim to hold tastings at different venues throughout the year where you can fast track your palates to...
OCT
21
What's New Melbourne Tasting - October (VIC)

What's New is a tasting concept developed by a group of likeminded importers and distributors. The group bringing What's New to you are Enoteca Sydney, Vinous Solutions and world wine estates. We aim to hold tastings at different venues throughout the year where you can fast track your palates to What's...
OCT
28
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 - 28/10/2014 (VIC)

The Advanced Certificate qualification is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines and spirits of the world, and their commercial importance in the world's liquor market. The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines and spirits, with regard to their commercial...
NOV
10
What's New Brisbane Tasting - November (QLD)

What's New is a tasting concept developed by a group of likeminded importers and distributors. The group bringing What's New to you are Enoteca Sydney, Vinous Solutions and world wine estates. We aim to hold tastings at different venues throughout the year where you can fast track your palates to...
MAY
21
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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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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