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Our organisation is a not for profit incorporated society and its primary goal is to create a community of people from around New Zealand working with wine, beverages, wine and beverage sales, marketing within the sectors of hospitality, wine, wine tourism, wine education, wine marketing and sales and people who share the values of the Association

In 2020, the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals was accepted as a full member of the Association of Sommeliers International (ASI)

 


 

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ASI Magazine Issue 14

ASI Magazine's Sustainability issue features Craig Beattie, sommelier of Hello Beastie, Black Estate Winery and Restaurant

Craig Beattie of Hello Beasty

Hello Beasty sommelier Craig Beattie features in the ASI Magazine Sustainability Edition and talks how he curates their wine list.

April Newsletter

ASI Monaco, Next tastings: Galicia, Vertical of Villa Bordeaux

ASI Gala Dinner, Monaco 2024

A fabulous dinner to mark 55 years of ASI, Empire Room, Hotel de Paris, Monte-Carlo

ASI General Assembly, Monaco 2024

ASI Association of Sommeliers General Assembly 2024 was hosted by the Monegasque Sommelier Association in Monte-Carlo.

ASI Magazine 13 Past and Future of Sommellerie

ASI Magazine (Feb 2024) celebrates 55 years since the formation of ASI.


 

Upcoming events

Robert Bower of Taylors Port - Tasting May 27

  • 27 May 2024
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Robert Bower of Taylors Port will present a selection of their flagship wines.

Travel by Glass to Switzerland June 10

  • 10 Jun 2024
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Travel by Glass to Switzerland with Franck Laruelle and taste grape varieties that are rare to find in New Zealand

NZ Sommeliers Competition Service training

  • 17 Jun 2024
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for practical wine service session to prepare for the NZ Sommeliers competitions 2024

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition - Wairarapa 2024

  • 17 Jun 2024
  • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Get together a group of 4 people to compete in Martinborough on Monday 17 June from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition - Wairarapa 2024 Dinner

  • 17 Jun 2024
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A dinner will follow the competition

Sir George Fistonich & Čuvar Wines

  • 24 Jun 2024
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The legacy of Sir George Fistonich shines brightly in Čuvar. Find out more about this new range of wines.

New Zealand Blind Wine Tasting Competition - Auckland 2024

  • 1 Jul 2024
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Get together a group of 4 people to compete in Auckland on Monday, 1 July 2024 from 4pm - 6pm at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine in the Viaduct.

New Zealand Sommelier of the Year Awards 2024

  • 28 Jul 2024
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

NZ Sommelier of the Year Awards 2024 is our annual competition to allow candidate to show their sommelier skills.