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Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 (Spirits) (VIC)

This Seven week WSET accredited course is the industry qualification for anyone working in the Spirits retail or hospitality industry. The course is also suitable for the keen enthusiast wanting to learn in a structured manner. The course covers the spirits of the world in depth with tasting examples part of...
FEB
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Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 28th of January 2015 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. It is...
FEB
05
'A snapshot of the 2014 vintage with Stuart Piggot' (WA)

You are invited to join wine authority and passionate Riesling enthusiast Stuart Pigott to taste through a small range of world class Riesling from Western Australia's Great Southern region....
FEB
06
Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration / February 6-7 (VIC)

The 2015 Celebration will be held at RACV Cape Schanck once again, on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th February 2015. Two days of tasting Pinot Noir as well as lunches and Dinners at various wineries, and a program of activities will be offered in the days pre and post Celebration for...
FEB
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Wine & Spirit Education Trust (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 to study...
FEB
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Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 (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 and spirits of the world, and their commercial...
MAR
10
A+ Australian One Day Wine School - Brisbane (QLD)

Wine and its regions, returns for the third year in 2015 with an expanded program that includes classes in Sydney and Melbourne, and for the first time Adelaide and Brisbane. Hosted by Wine Australia Regional Director Aaron Brasher, alongside a guest presenter, the classes are an ideal forum for wine professionals...
MAR
17
A+ Australian One Day Wine School - Melbourne (VIC)

Wine Australia's One Day Wine School, which provides students with a deeper understanding of Australian wine and its regions, returns for the third year in 2015 with an expanded program that includes classes in Sydney and Melbourne, and for the first time Adelaide and Brisbane. Hosted by Wine Australia Regional...
MAR
17
Wine Australia A+ One Day Wine School (VIC)

Wine Australia A+ One Day Wine School Region: No Region Description: The A+ Australian One Day Wine School is run by Wine Australia and provides students with a deeper understanding of Australian wine and its regions. Hosted by Aaron Brasher, Wine Australia's Regional Director for Australia, Asia and Emerging Markets,...
MAR
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A+ Australian One Day Wine School - Adelaide (SA)

Wine Australia's One Day Wine School, which provides students with a deeper understanding of Australian wine and its regions, returns for the third year in 2015 with an expanded program that includes classes in Sydney and Melbourne, and for the first time Adelaide and Brisbane. Hosted by Wine Australia Regional...
MAR
24
A+ Australian One Day Wine School - Sydney (NSW)

Wine Australia's One Day Wine School, which provides students with a deeper understanding of Australian wine and its regions, returns for the third year in 2015 with an expanded program that includes classes in Sydney and Melbourne, and for the first time Adelaide and Brisbane. Hosted by Wine Australia Regional...
APR
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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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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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