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 infoCLICK 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 CommitteeDETAILS
Competition, Symposium & Scholarship Dates for 2016
for all the dates of the Sommeliers Australia competitions and education events.2016 Ruinart Sommeliers' Challenge
Lorenzo Galli Scholarship
"Sommit" New Zealand Scholarshipplus details for the following:
Court of Master Sommeliers
La Chaine des Rotissuers Young Sommelier Competition
Vin De Champagne Awards
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