Professionals at the forefront of all things wine
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 2018, the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals was accepted as an Observer member of the Association of Sommeliers International (ASI). It will become a full member in 2020.
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Dion Wai, who won Sommelier of the Year 2016 as a 26 year old, has gone on to build his knowledge and skills by competing in 2018 in Hong Kong at the Castel Cup.
Tori works as a fine wine account manager for Dhall and Nash Wines and previously worked at Glengarry Wines. She holds the Wine and Spirit Level 3 and studied cookery and the Professional Wine Certificate at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine.
Nikki has been working in Auckland for some time and was runner-up in the competition in 2018. She shares tips and feedback about her experience.
Anna is a British sommelier based in Queenstown. She was awarded Emerging Wine Service Professional of the Year at the Queenstown Hospitality Awards in 2019.
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Sat 5 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM) - Tue 8 Oct 2019 (11:00 PM)
The General Assembly of ASI Association of Sommeliers International will be held in Reims, France. October 5 - 6 2019
Mon 14 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM) - Tue 29 Oct 2019 (10:00 AM)
The WSET Level 3 is a class-room based course with 10 sessions in October.
Tue 29 Oct 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Hans Herzog has over 26 different grape varieties planted in his 11 hectares vineyard in Marlborough.
Mon 4 Nov 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM