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SAVE THE DATE: Best Sommelier of Aust. Final & The Ball (VIC)

SAVE THIS DATE FOR: BEST SOMMELIER OF AUSTRALIA 2017 FINALS & THE BALL All Sommeliers Australia members, friends and wine folk are invited to join the spectacular that will be the finals of the Best Sommelier of Australia 2017 competition from 4.45pm on Sunday 24 September, where the Top 3...
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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...
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Shiraz Benchmarking: New World v. The Traditionalists (VIC)

New World v. The Traditionalists Need we say more!? Join Sommeliers Australia and our expert panellists for this Shiraz benchmarking session looking at an impressive range of Shiraz from across Australia and the world. COST: Members - $30 + booking fee Non-members - $50 + booking fee
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THE WINE WONDERERS - TRADE TASTING (NSW)

Garrick's Wine, Jed Wine Merchants, Apostrophe Wines and Godot Wines. RSVP: winewonderers@gmail.com PH: 0417098573...
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Bordeaux: A masterclass (SA)

Join Sommeliers Australia as we explore the wines of Bordeaux, in all of their guises and glory. 1 bottle of each wine = limited places. First in gets a spot! COST: Members - $40 + booking fee Non-members - $60 + booking fee CLICK HERE to book...
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Gin distillery tour & intimate masterclass (NSW)

There is a world of gin in the market place today. It is an extremely crowded segment of the liquor industry. Recent changes in Australian legislation have seen a veritable boom in new distilleries challenging what we have come to expect from mainstream spirits - especially Gin. This will be...
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WSET Scholarship - Australian Women in Wine Awards (Vic) APPLICATIONS CLOSE TODAY (VIC)

Now in its third year the Australian Women in Wine Awards are heading to London for the first time. With 60 women representing wineries from around Australia the awards will be streamed live on the 26th September. Sarah Andrew and Jenny Polack both WSET Educators have actively hosted events and...
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Japanese Sake: WSET Level 3 Intensive 3.5 Day Course (VIC)

Improve your Sake palate and sake knowledge in just 3 1/2 days. This intensive course is designed for sommeliers, F & B professionals and restaurateurs in the position of buying, selling or training about Japanese sake. This 3 day accredited sake course is held: Sunday 3 September...
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Best of Euro tasting (VIC)

New releases from 3 specialist importers France - Euan McKay Wine Merchant Italy - Trembath & Taylor Spain - The Spanish Acquisition *trade only...
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Wine Wonderers - Spring Edition (VIC)

Join the Wine Wonderers for their Spring Edition tasting. RSVP to winewonderers@gmail.com or 0417098573....
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Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia New Release Tasting (QLD)

Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia present their biennial portfolio event – The New Release Tastings. Come along and meet the people behind some of the most prestigious wine brands in the world – taste their wines and hear their stories… A mammoth event not to be missed!...
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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...
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Macedon Ranges Immersion Visit (VIC)

Be part of a small group of Sommeliers Australia members to discover first hand the diversity of the Macedon Ranges during this day long immersion visit to the region. Departing from City Wine Shop (Spring St, city) at 9.30 SHARP, travel to Curly Flat where the Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association will...
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Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia New Release Tasting (NSW)

Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia present their biennial portfolio event – The New Release Tastings. Come along and meet the people behind some of the most prestigious wine brands in the world – taste their wines and hear their stories… A mammoth event not to be missed!...
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Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia New Release Tasting (VIC)

Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia present their biennial portfolio event – The New Release Tastings. Come along and meet the people behind some of the most prestigious wine brands in the world – taste their wines and hear their stories… A mammoth event not to be missed!...
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Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia New Release Tasting (SA)

Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia present their biennial portfolio event – The New Release Tastings. Come along and meet the people behind some of the most prestigious wine brands in the world – taste their wines and hear their stories… A mammoth event not to be missed!...
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Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia New Release Tasting (WA)

Samuel Smith & Son and Negociants Australia present their biennial portfolio event – The New Release Tastings. Come along and meet the people behind some of the most prestigious wine brands in the world – taste their wines and hear their stories… A mammoth event not to be missed!...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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 PLEASE CONTACT courses@winehouse.com.au The Advanced Certificate qualification is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines of the world, and their...
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WSET Level 1 (VIC)

Confidence for front line staff. One day accredited course. Candidates must book in no later than the 5th of October 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....
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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...
 

What's News

Best Sommelier of Australia 2017: Top 12 Semi Finalists announced


With the marking of Stage 1 | Entrance Exams now completed, the Education Committee is excited to announce the Top 12 Semi Finalists for Best Sommelier of Australia 2017!

Congratulations go to:
Wiremu Andrews (VIC)
Loic Avril (VIC)
Emmanuel Cadieu (NSW)
Mattia Cianca (VIC)
James Dossan (VIC)
Yuki Hirose (NSW)
Cory Morris (VIC)
Tim Perlstone (NSW)
Paolo Saccone (NSW)
Carlos Simoes (VIC)
Toru Takamatsu (NSW)
Cyril Thevenet (ACT)

We look forward to welcoming the Top 12 to Melbourne for the Stage 2 | Semi Final and Stage 3 | Final rounds on 23 and 24 September.

Best of luck to all of you!

Upcoming competition dates to watch out for are:
• Stage 2 | Semi Finals: Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 September 2017 (Melbourne)
• Stage 3 | Finals and the Sommeliers Australia Annual Ball/winner announcement: Sunday 24 September 2017 (Melbourne)


CLICK HERE for more information about the competition.

ASI Members Elect New President




This year's ASI General Assembly in Bordeaux (15 & 16 June), was a very important one, as the member countries of the international association gathered to vote for a new President and regional Vice-Presidents.

Andres Rosberg (Argentina) was voted as the successor to Shinya Tasaki (Japan), whose term in office has been deemed one of the most successful in bringing together sommelier associations from 55 nations.

Saiko Tamura-Soga (Japan) successfully stepped into the role of Vice-President Asia Oceania. Her vision for better regional communication and Asia Oceania working more closely together is one that Sommeliers Australia shares.

Sommeliers Australia would also like to thank Shinya for his years of service and dedication to the sommelier profession, and warmly welcomes both Andres and Saiko to their new roles.

THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE


See who is on the current National Committee

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