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Join a community of wine professionals and enthusiasts


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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Tasting with Champagne Ambassadors - Epernay

The appellation of Champagne is the home to 16,000 growers with over 320 houses of Champagne. The Grandes Marques are those we know well, but there are many grower Champagne houses who offer exciting wines.

50 Anniversary Gala Dinner

ASI Association of Sommeliers celebrated its 50th Anniversary in Reims with a Gala Dinner at the Palais du Tau.

Dion Wai - NZ Sommelier of the Year 2019

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 Haysom - NZ Wine Professional of the Year 2019

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 Weir - NZ Young Sommelier of the Year 2019

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.


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