15th A.S.I. Best Sommelier of the World: results
Held in Mendoza, Argentina, the first day of the A.S.I. Best Sommelier of the World competition saw 60 sommeliers from all over the world gathered to compete for the highest title in sommellerie
The following day, only 15 remained to go to the semi-final. Then, on Tuesday 19 April, the three finalists of the were announced: Julie Dupouy (Ireland), David Biraud (France) and Jon Arvid Rosengren (Sweden) who went on to win the world title.
Our own Banjo Harris Plane put up an exemplary fight and came away from Mendoza well within the top 50%, placed at number 24 amongst a strong international line-up. Well done Banjo!
Entries now open for 2016 Vin de Champagne Awards
The Vin de Champagne Award not only aims to celebrate and encourage the enjoyment of Champagne in Australia, it also seeks to develop a network of Champagne specialists to act as Ambassadors of the Champagne Appellation and the wine.
The Award invites candidates to apply in one of two categories: Professional
(for people who gain an income working in the food and wine industry) and Amateur
, for those experienced tasters who have a passion for Champagne.
Entrants are required to answer questions about Champagne's history, viticulture and wine-making, and are expected to display knowledge of the organization of the Champagne industry. State finalists are flown to Sydney where a panel of experts judges the finalists' skills in a blind tasting.
The grand prize for the two winners is a two-week educational tour through Champagne where they are presented with their medal by the Comité Champagne and enjoy the illustrious Champenois hospitality.
Entries open 11 April to 8 July.
Entry forms can be downloaded from www.champagne.com.au
For more information, please contact Elisabeth Drysdale, Director of Champagne Bureau, Australia ph.02 9555 8891 or email@example.com
CMS: Registrations now open!
Registrations have now opened for the 2016 Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory and Certified accreditation programme, to be offered in Sydney and Melbourne this June 2016.Sydney:
ivy Sunroom (330 George St Sydney)
Intro Course and Exam: Wed 8 June - Fri 10 June
Certified Exam: Fri 10 JuneMelbourne:
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto (495 Collins St Melbourne)
Intro Course and Exam: Sun 12 June - Tues 14 June
Certified Exam: Tues 14 June
For further information please contact:
Franck Moreau MS - Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania Courses
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La Chaine des Rotissuers Young Sommelier Competition
Vin De Champagne Awards
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