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MAY
25


Pinotphiles Unite (WA)

From Mornington to McMinnville, from Morey St Denis to Marlborough and beyond, yep it's the ubiquitous yet rarely mastered pinot noir! Join Sommeliers Australia and Pinotphile Paul McArdle for an international line-up of pinots, served blind. COST: Members - free Non-members - $15 CLICK HERE to...
MAY
29
Vinosphere 2017 (NSW)

Presented by Enoteca Sydney, Vinous and Vintage + Vine. Special Guests include: Apostrophe Bass Phillip Clonakilla Crawford River Dawson James Grande Vindima LoFi Wines Radix & Vine Senses Torbreck...
MAY
29
17th International Cool Climate Wine Show - Industry Event (VIC)

The ICCWS is internationally recognised as Australia's foremost show for inspirational cool climate wines. Each year the ICCWS attracts more than 500 entries in up to 42 classes, including new Italian classes, thanks to a recent partnership with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Melbourne. INDUSTRY MASTER CLASS Sommeliers,...
JUN
16
WSET 1 Award in Wines - Ararat (VIC)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course over 1 day at Aradale in Ararat, Vic. Cost: $280. Wines, text and exam fee are included. Details from https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/shortcourses/wset-level-1-in-wines Enrolments close June 1....
JUN
19
Australian Gin: a masterclass (VIC)

Australia produces great gins. Over the past years we have seen this part of the spirit market grow exponentially. But it isn't volume where our gins are gaining international acclaim; trophies and gold medals attest to the quality of this wonderful spirit. So is it great distilling, unique...
JUN
20
WSET 1 Award in wines - Hamilton (VIC)

WSET 1 Level 1 Award in Wines course over 2 mornings (20th and 21st June). Cost is $280. Wines, text and exam fee are included. Details from https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/shortcourses/wset-level-1-in-wines Enrolments close June 5...
JUN
24
WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 9th of June 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...
JUN
25
2017 ITALIAN WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL - MELBOURNE (VIC)

Celebrate + explore the best of Italian wine, food + culture | Wine Tasting by the Region | Pop-up Restaurants | Wine Masterclasses | Market | Cooking Demonstrations | Wine Gardens | Negroni Bar | Entertainment | Presented by Smeg #italiansdoitbetter www.italianwinefoodfestival.com.au...
JUL
10
WSET Level 2 Intensive 3 Day Course (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...
JUL
15
Secrets Of Cellaring Workshop (VIC)

How often do we wish we had cellared that awesome bottle of wine just a little bit longer? Have you ever wondered what a that wine might taste like 6, 8 or 10 years after bottling. This workshop is for you; join influential sommelier Luke Campbell (Vinified) as he...
JUL
17
WSET Level 1 (SA)

Join us for WSET Level 1 - a full day introductory wine appreciation course, with a qualification issued by the UK's presitigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust. $225, bookings online: https://wineacademy.com.au/product/wset-level-1/...
JUL
17
Canberra District: Vintage 2017 (ACT)

Sommeliers Australia are excited to invite Canberra's wine industry to our first event in the state for many years. Join Sommeliers Australia and local winemakers Andrew McEwin (Capital Wines Cellar Door), Alex McKay (Collector Wines) and Greg Gallagher (Gallagher Wines) as we taste 24 Canberra District wines and discuss...
JUL
29
WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 14th of July 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....
AUG
06
Warriors of Wine - Sommeliers Long Lunch (VIC)

On Sunday 6 August, three of Melbourne's smartest Sommeliers will battle each other as they pit for your votes at Warriors of Wine, the Sommeliers Australia Long Lunch. Matching their choice of wines to three savoury courses prepared by chefs from three of Melbourne's finest dining establishments, our warriors will...
AUG
15
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...
AUG
27
2017 ITALIAN WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL - SYDNEY (NSW)

Celebrate + explore the best of Italian wine, food + culture | Wine Tasting by the Region | Pop-up Restaurants | Wine Masterclasses | Market | Cooking Demonstrations | Wine Gardens | Negroni Bar | Entertainment | Presented by Smeg #italiansdoitbetter www.italianwinefoodfestival.com.au...
SEP
11
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - blended format: online + workshop (VIC)

This WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course is offered in a blended format. There are 7 live (but recorded) online classes on Monday evenings from September 11 until October 23. The 2 full day classes and exam are on November 13 & 14 at Ballarat, Vic or at...
OCT
09
WSET Level 2 Intensive 3 Day Course (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 like...
 

What's News

Bhatia Dheeraj: 2017 Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge winner!




Ruinart, together with Sommeliers Australia, is excited to announce the winner of the 2017 Australian Ruinart Sommeliers Challenge, Bhatia Dheeraj of Magill Estate, Adelaide.

The Challenge Day, hosted by Frédéric Panaïotis, focused specifically on rose wines. The finalists took part in a blind tasting and technical training by Panaïotis.

Bhatia will receive a return business class trip to France, where he will join international Sommeliers Challenge winners in Champagne to undertake further training with the Ruinart Chef de Caves.

Our congratulations also go to runners-up:
Tim Perlstone – Felix, Sydney
Max Gurtler – Restaurant Hubert, Sydney.

Well done gentlemen!

Australia's newest A.S.I. Certified Sommelier




On Monday 27 February, the inaugural 'International A.S.I. Sommelier Diploma' certification exam was held in 11 countries across the world.

From the 58 candidates who took part, Australia's only candidate, Raffaele Mastrovincenzo, was one of the successful 47 to pass and receive his International A.S.I. Sommelier Diploma.

Congratulations Raffaele!

The 'International A.S.I. Sommelier Diploma' certification exam was created to help:
• Develop the Sommelier profession;
• Enhance the quality of Sommeliers worldwide;
• Establish international standards for Sommeliers.

With the success of this years qualification exam Sommeliers Australia hopes that A.S.I. will continue to offer sommeliers from across the globe the opportunity to achieve an internationally recognised standard of sommellerie. In future years, we hope that more Australian sommeliers will take advantage of this certification programme, without the need for expensive international travel.

CMS 2017 PROGRAMME - registration now open


The Court of Master Sommeliers is offering Introductory, Certified and Advanced Certification in Sydney this June 2017.

Registrations are now open.

CLICK HERE for information

Competition, Symposium & Scholarship Dates for 2016


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

2017 Ruinart Sommeliers' Challenge

Lorenzo Galli Masterclass

"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

THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE


See who is on the current National Committee

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