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JAN
24


WSET Level 3 Wine & Spirits Theory Exam (Old Syllabus) (VIC)

This is an opportunity for those who have not yet taken their WSET Level 3 theory exam or who need to re-sit their theory exam to do so before it is no longer on offer (end date 31st Jan 2017). From the 1st February you will need to undertake the...
FEB
01
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...
FEB
04
WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 18TH of January 2017 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...
FEB
06
WSET Level 3 - 6 week course (VIC)

CANDIDATES SHOULD AIM TO COLLECT THEIR MATERIAL AT LEAST 3 WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE LEVEL 3 CONTENT. PAYMENT IN INSTALMENTS IS AVAILABLE. The Advanced Certificate qualification is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines of the world, and their commercial importance in...
FEB
09
Still & Sparkling Wines for Hot Steamy Nights (QLD)

A selection of different White Varietals from Australia and Europe..including Sparkling Wine New varietals made in Australia and New Zealand whose origins are in Europe and a couple of different Dessert wines. The Class includes a two course Dinner with some palate matches to start. Course text is included...
FEB
13
NATIONAL - 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge - 2 weeks left to apply (VIC)

There are ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT to apply for the 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge. If you are a current financial 'Sommelier' level member of Sommeliers Australia, enter now for a chance to win a business class trip to Champagne to undertake exclusive training with the Ruinart Chef de Caves,...
FEB
13
FEB
27
Vamos: A Spanish portfolio tasting (NSW)

Join The Spanish Acquisition (presented by Radix and Vine), Bibendum and Alimentaria for a collective portfolio tasting. There will be - wines from 18 Spanish producers from over 10 regions - A Sherry bar with Jerez's best offerings - Spain's finest fortifieds and spirits on tasting...
MAR
01
NATIONAL - 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge - applications close 5pm (VIC)

We're looking for the stars amongst the shining ranks of Australia's sommeliers to test their skills in the 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge. If you are a current financial 'Sommelier' level member of Sommeliers Australia, enter now for a chance to win a business class trip to Champagne to undertake...
MAR
11
WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 23rd of February 2017. 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....
MAR
20
WSET Level 2 Intensive (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...
MAR
20
NATIONAL - 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge Training Day (Melb.) (VIC)

Today the 30 selected Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge finalists will attend the Sommeliers Challenge Training Day in Melbourne, where they will partake in a blind tasting of four wines and technical training by Frédéric Panaïotis. The winner of the 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge will be announced on Wednesday 22 March,...
MAR
20
WSET Level 2 GEELONG (VIC)

LOOKING BEHIND THE LABEL INTENSIVE THREE DAY ACCREDITED COURSE AT OUR SATELLITE VENUE CENTRA HOTEL, 131 YARRA ST, GEELONG VICTORIA 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...
APR
02
Wine and Cheese Fest (VIC)

The Wine and Cheese Fest is about good wine, good cheese and a few other of life's pleasures! We're proud to bring you a great selection of local and international producers for the 5th time! Join us on Sunday 2 April 2017 at the atmospheric heritage Meat Market building in...
MAY
15
WSET Level 3 - 7 weeks course (VIC)

CANDIDATES SHOULD AIM TO COLLECT THEIR MATERIAL AT LEAST 3 WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE LEVEL 3 CONTENT. PAYMENT IN INSTALMENTS IS AVAILABLE. The Advanced Certificate qualification is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines of the world, and their commercial importance in...
MAY
22
WSET(UK) Level 3 (intensive) with Bree Boskov MW (QLD)

WSET Level 3 for May 2017, dates 22nd to 26th, 5 days straight, including all wines, books, lectures, registration and exams, Currently 4 spots are free, 10 spots already taken. BOOK NOW Book packs are now at winery for pre-study. Contact: wset@sirromet.com for further details...
JUN
25
Italian Wine + Food Festival 2017 (VIC)

Wine Tasting by the Region | Pop-up Restaurants | Chefs | Wine Masterclasses | Food Market | Cooking Demonstrations | Wine Gardens | Negroni Bar | Music | Presented by Smeg #italiansdoitbetter...
AUG
27
Italian Wine + Food Festival 2017 (NSW)

Wine Tasting by the Region | Pop-up Restaurants | Chefs | Wine Masterclasses | Food Market | Cooking Demonstrations | Wine Gardens | Negroni Bar | Music | Presented by Smeg #italiansdoitbetter...
 

What's News

2017 RUINART SOMMELIERS CHALLENGE - ENTRIES OPEN




We're looking for the stars amongst Australia's sommeliers to test their skills in the 2017 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 1 November 2016 to 6 February 2017.

30 finalists will be chosen to attend the Sommeliers Challenge in Melbourne on Monday 20 March 2017. Finalists will partake in a blind tasting of four wines and technical training by Panaïotis. A judging panel will determine the 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge winner from the finalists' answers to the blind tasting.

Click here for more info

CLICK HERE to enter

Best of luck to all that enter!

2016 TE SCHOLARSHIP NATIONAL DUX ANNOUNCEMENT




On 25 September the Tasting Education Scholarship Victorian Dux, Kayleen Reynolds, and NSW Dux, Richard Healy, were put to the test at The Ball, to determine which of them would take home the title National Dux.

Each candidate addressed the wines with relative precision, albeit, through different means. Richard had a precise, highly descriptive approach whereas Kayleen offered a more approachable, but equally accurate, conclusion. Appreciating the nuances of both styles, the judging panel saw no choice than to take the unprecedented step of awarding Kayleen and Richard as dual winners.

Congratulations to both Kayleen Reynolds and Richard Healy in receiving the joint title of Sommeliers Australia 2016 Tasting Education Scholarship National Dux!

Each of the National Duxes have been awarded $1,500 towards flights to Europe, and a state of the art wine knife, generously donated by Code 38.

2016 LORENZO GALLI SCHOLARSHIP DUX ANNOUNCED!




Congratulations to Ramon Arnavas, the winner of the 2016 Lorenzo Galli Scholarship!

An initiative that continues to be supported by Pamela Galli and her family, the Lorenzo Galli Scholarship once again provided sommeliers with a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge about iconic styles of Italian wine.

Moderated by Galli Estate Winemaker Ben Rankin, the dialogue touched upon viticulture, winemaking, food matching and application on the restaurant floor. The panel also awarded Jenna Phillpott (Dinner by Heston Blumenthal) as the runner up for her quality of discussion throughout the course.

THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE


See who is on the current National Committee

DETAILS

Competition, Symposium & Scholarship Dates for 2016


Click Here for all the dates of the Sommeliers Australia competitions and education events.

2016 Ruinart Sommeliers' Challenge

Lorenzo Galli Scholarship

"Sommit" New Zealand Scholarship


plus details for the following:

Pontifex Scholarship

Court of Master Sommeliers

La Chaine des Rotissuers Young Sommelier Competition

Vin De Champagne Awards

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