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SEP
09


Snap, Crackle & Pop The Cork! (NSW)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE! 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 BYO a couple of your favourite bottles! Pork and pinot? Kabinett with your crackling?...
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...
AUG
31
Margaret River Wine Dinner (WA)

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday evening sharing a table with a winery host to discuss all things Margaret River during a three course meal prepared by local 'pop up dining' experts, Fervor. Each course will be matched perfectly to the wines being presented by the hosts on hand for you to get...
SEP
01
Taste Champagne (NSW)

If you love Champagne as much as we do, join us at 'Taste Champagne' exhibition hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Featuring a total of 52 champagne houses, growers and cooperatives showcasing their latest cuvées, Taste Champagne is the most comprehensive champagne tasting of the year. In conjunction with BlackEvents, Stelzer has initiated...
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
05
Moss Wood Masterclass (VIC)

Hosted by winemakers, Keith and Clare Mugford! Come and meet the people behind the wine and taste new releases at this informative, tutored masterclass. On tasting: MOSS WOOD AMYS CABERNET 2012 MOSS WOOD CHARDONNAY 2012 MOSS WOOD M/RIVER CAB SAUVIGNON 2011 MOSS WOOD M/RIVER PINOT NOIR 2009 MOSS WOOD...
SEP
05
Moss Wood Masterclass (VIC)

Hosted by winemakers, Keith and Clare Mugford! Come and meet the people behind the wine and taste new releases at this informative, tutored masterclass. On tasting: MOSS WOOD AMYS CABERNET 2012 MOSS WOOD CHARDONNAY 2012 MOSS WOOD M/RIVER CAB SAUVIGNON 2011 MOSS WOOD M/RIVER PINOT NOIR 2009 MOSS WOOD...
SEP
06
VIC100 Wine Award Tasting & Masterclass (VIC)

Victorians will have an opportunity to taste the best Victorian wines in the heart of Melbourne at the inaugural VIC100 Wine Awards tasting on Saturday, 6 September 2014. The top 100 Victorian wines of 2014, identified through two days of judging, will be available to taste and buy direct from...
SEP
08
Taste Champagne (VIC)

If you love Champagne as much as we do, join us at 'Taste Champagne' exhibition hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Featuring a total of 52 champagne houses, growers and cooperatives showcasing their latest cuvées, Taste Champagne is the most comprehensive champagne tasting of the year. In conjunction with BlackEvents, Stelzer has initiated...
SEP
08
Bibendum Portfolio Tasting (NSW)

It's been ten years since we started on the journey we call “Bibendum”, so our 2014 trade day will double as our 10th birthday party (feel free to bring a present ;-). What better way could there be for us to celebrate this anniversary, then to open over 200 wines from...
SEP
08
WALK ON THE WINE SIDE - Multi-portfolio Trade Tasting: Bacchus Wine Merchant & Friends (VIC)

Multi-Portfolio tasting: Bacchus Wines, Vino Bambino, Craggy Wines, Jed Imports, Fowles Wines, Broadway Liquor, Mr Mexico & Ozigroup. Melbourne's largest trade tasting of over 350 premium Wines plus craft cider, premium spirits and hospitality equipment. Experience a spectacular array of specialty liquids from Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand,...
SEP
08
Imbibo and Andrew Guard Wines TRADE DAY. (VIC)

This will be a TRADE DAY not to be missed. More details to come....
SEP
08
Sparkling Red- Uniquely Australian and Part of Our History. (SA)

HOLD THE DATE! Details of Event TBC...
SEP
09
The Sake Sessions (TAS)

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE! Get your head around artisanal Japanese sake! Presented by Matt Young of Black Market Sake and Romain Cousot of Garagistes The Sake Sessions open up one of the world's most fascinating beverages. You will learn all the basics of sake production and appreciation...
SEP
09
Walk on the Wine Side (NSW)

Sydney's largest trade tasting of over 350 premium Wines plus craft cider, premium spirits and hospitality equipment. Experience a spectacular array of specialty liquids from Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Austria, Spain, Argentina, Chile and Mexico. Trade buyers will have the opportunity to win a high-end Liebherr 60-bottle wine fridge,...
SEP
09
#STOCKONHAND TRADE DAY (VIC)

StockonHand spring releases on show for trade....
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)

Italians do it better… Everything that's good about eating + drinking in Italy comes together under one roof this September with the first ever Sydney Italian Food + Wine Festival. Proudly presented by Smeg, the festival is all about celebrating eating, drinking + culture together in inimitable Italian...
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
Yarra Yerring Masterclass (NSW)

Yarra Yering and Pure Wine Company invite you to a masterclass with Sarah Crowe, winemaker at the iconic Yarra Valley winery... RSVP BY 09/09/2014- MATT HANNON | PURE WINE COMPANY | matt@purewine.co | 0488 446 111...
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
21
Sake Masterclass (NSW)

An interactive, in-depth masterclass that explores sake in all its glory. All fundamentals are covered - brewing process, ingredients, grades, types, flavour profiles and food pairing. Suitable for working sommeliers and serious sake enthusiasts. This workshop is a rare opportunity to partake in vertical sake tasting. Working sommeliers and trade...
SEP
22
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 in Spirits (VIC)

This qualification provides a basic introduction to the main categories of spirits available to front-line staff involved in the service or sale of spirits. The qualification aims to provide basic product knowledge to prepare a person for a role in hospitality or the spirits industry. LEARNING OUTCOMES INCLUDE: Understand the basic...
SEP
22
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 (Spirits) (VIC)

This qualification provides a basic introduction to the main categories of spirits available to front-line staff involved in the service or sale of spirits. The qualification aims to provide basic product knowledge to prepare a person for a role in hospitality or the spirits industry. LEARNING OUTCOMES INCLUDE: Understand the...
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...
SEP
30
#GRENACHESTARS (NSW)

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS! The grenache star is rising. We will hook you up with grenache in all its glory. Think spice and succulence from ancient bush vines, amazeballs styles from cool cats and stalwarts in the stronghold of Australian grenache in McLaren Vale, Barossa and beyond....
OCT
03
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...
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
09
Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz Masterclass (VIC)

Tutored vertical tasting of Block 6 Shiraz hosted by winemaker Andy Coppard. Kay Brothers winery is approaching it's 150th anniversary. In anticipation and to launch the 2012 release of Black 6 we are delighted to have winemaker Andy coppard host an exclusive vertical tasting masterclass. On tasting: Block 6...
OCT
13
Bacchant Wines Trade Show (NSW)

Meet our domestic and international winemakers. Award-winning craft beers and cider, vintage releases, Trade Day pricing and live music. RSVP (02) 9212 5658 or office@bacchantwines.com.au...
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
21
Biodynamics de-mystified (TAS)

BUY YOU TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE What's all the hoopla about Biodynamics? Get the facts and try some of the best international examples of biodynamic wines alongside local Tassie styles. This session explores the relationship between the farmer, their vines and nature within a system that aims...
OCT
27
Sommeliers Australia Wine Option Night (NSW)

Keep your options open in October so that you can attend the Sommeliers Australia Wine Option Night! Rest assured it will be the hottest ticket in town- further details TBC....
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...
NOV
11
Pinot Noir Benchmarking (TAS)

HOLD THE DATE! Event details TBC...
FEB
10
Craft Brews (TAS)

HOLD THE DATE!...
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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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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