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.
2015 Great Tasmanian Wine Dinner - Thank you!
Oh what a night!
Guests at the Sommeliers Australia 2015 Great Tasmanian Wine Dinner
were treated to a "night of nights!": an amazing Quay menu paired with premium Tasmanian wines, served by Sydney's top Sommeliers, the very entertaining Stu Gregor as MC. To top off a perfect evening, we witnessed a full moon rising over the Opera House. Who could ask for more…
This annual fundraising event raised $10,000, which will go towards education scholarships and a wine industry symposium. Ticket sales, silent wine auctions and a raffle all contributed to these much needed funds.
Sommeliers Australia would like to THANK ALL who donated their time and wines for this amazing event. The Sommeliers included – Amanda Yallop
, Quay; Franck Moreau & Pip Anderson
, Merivale; Sarah Limacher
, Four in Hand; Harshal Shah
, Aki's; Greg Richardson
, Vinous Solutions/Delicado; Mike Rapijic
, Icebergs; Adrian Filiuta
, Felix and David Murphy
, One Penny Red. Huge thanks also to NSW Chapter Committee Members Louise Radman and Trish Redman their immense co-ordination skills.
We are hugely appreciative of the Tasmanian producers who provided top quality wines and Quay Restaurant for an incredible experience. Thank you all for your support.
Lorenzo Galli Masterclass 2015 - Sydney & Melbourne
This year the Lorenzo Galli fund will host masterclasses in Sydney and Melbourne. The day-long sessions, conducted by Sommeliers Australia and a series of expert panellists, will showcase the diversity and depth of Italian varietals.
Six major topics with both Italian and Australian examples will be discussed:
- White varieties from north to south
- Modern and traditional wine making techniques
- Central styles: Sangiovese in-depth
- Nebbiolo: classic communes and Australian counterparts
- Southern reds
- Blind bracket assessmentAPPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
Competition, Symposium & Scholarship Dates for 2015
for all the dates of the Sommeliers Australia Sommeliers Australia 2015 National Symposium2015 Ruinart Sommeliers' ChallengeLorenzo Galli Scholarship"Sommit" New Zealand Scholarship
plus dates for
Court of Master Sommeliers
La Chaine des Rotissuers Young Sommelier Comp
Vin De Champagne Awards
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE
See who is on the current National Committee
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