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TERROIR; the Compass of Wine. A Collaborative Wine Dinner (VIC)

Project 49, Ten Minutes by Tractor and M.Chapoutier Melbourne Food and Wine Enthusiasts, please join us on an epicurean 5 course degustation dinner put together by Chef Tim Newitt and Rocco Esposito from Project 49. A heart-warming yet sophisticated menu designed to highlight the intricacies of Terroir through...
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
12
Get Nude: a natural wine tasting (WA)

A tasting of natural, non-interventionist wines in an informal and open discussion with the Perth Sommeliers Australia community. COST: Members - $20 + booking fee OR bring a bottle of natural wine to share Non-members - $20 + booking fee CLICK HERE to purchase tickets via...
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
Canberra District: Vintage 2017 (ACT)

Sommeliers Australia are excited to invite Canberra's wine industry to our first event in the ACT 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 Vintage...
JUL
17
Wine Judging Tutorial: Learn from the Masters! (NSW)

An exciting opportunity to develop and build on your tasting experience in wine show judging. You will come away with valuable insights from Matt Dunne, Tristan Habeck and a panel of leading industry figures, and tips on how to approach the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial, the world's most exclusive wine...
JUL
24
French Wine Scholar Course - online and face to face (VIC)

This FRENCH WINE SCHOLAR course, developed by the Wine Scholar Guild, is an in-depth, internationally accredited course supported by the French Ministry of Agriculture and delivered under license from the USA. It was originally designed for members of the wine trade but also suits the wine enthusiast who has...
JUL
25
NATIONAL - Best Sommelier of Australia 2017: Stage 1 | Entrance Exam (VIC)

The Best Sommelier of Australia 2017 competition is an endeavour to highlight the exceptional service and knowledge standards achieved by the professional sommelier community working within Australia. The competition, conducted by the Sommeliers Australia Education Committee, will rigorously investigate individual performances in areas of service, tasting and knowledge that are required...
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
01
CellarHand Annual Trade Day 2017 (VIC)

Our annual trade day is coming up, and we'd love you to be a part of it. Come and see all of the NZ and Australian producers in our portfolio as they pour their latest releases. We'll showcase a diverse range of imported wines from everyday gems for slurping...
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...
SEP
23
NATIONAL - Best Sommelier of Australia 2017: Stage 2 | Semi Finals (VIC)

Based on the results of the Entrance Exam, the top 12 performers will compete in the Semi Finals in Melbourne where the assessment will be conducted over two days. The top 12 candidates will be responsible for their own travel arrangements, however 2 nights' accommodation in Melbourne will covered by Sommeliers...
SEP
24
NATIONAL - Best Sommelier of Australia 2017: Stage 3 | Finals (VIC)

The three best performing candidates of the Best Sommelier of Australia 2017 Semi Finals will move on to the Final stage. This stage is focused on practical and tasting. In a mock service setting, each of the candidates will be required to provide further decanting service, Champagne service, food and wine...
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...
 

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Best Sommelier of Australia 2017 Competition




The Best Sommelier of Australia 2017 competition is an endeavour to highlight the exceptional service and knowledge standards achieved by the professional sommelier community working within Australia.

The competition, conducted by the Sommeliers Australia Education Committee, will rigorously investigate individual performances in areas of service, tasting and knowledge that are required at the highest echelons of the profession.

Entry Criteria
To qualify for the Competition, potential Competitors must:
• be a current 'Sommelier' member of Sommeliers Australia
• be actively working in the hospitality industry
• have completed at least WSET Level Two or have equivalent industry experience
• be available to attend all stages of the competition process.

Registration to Compete
Competitors must register their intent to compete by registering to attend the Stage 1 l Entrance Exam in their State by completing the online registration/application form and attach a current CV. Registrations must be submitted by midday on Monday 10 July 2017.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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