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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 (alcoholic and non alcoholic), wine and beverage sales, wine and beverage marketing within the sectors of hospitality, wine, wine tourism, wine education, wine marketing and sales; to create a community of wine and beverage enthusiasts and people who share the values of the Association

In 2018, 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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Leadership in Wine #19 - Candice Chow

Candice is a successful Group Beverage Manager for the chain’s Rata, Madam Woo and Hawker & Roll restaurants (part of 'Go To Collection Ltd' group). She is based in Queenstown and has over 15 years of experience in Hospitality as a Sommelier.

Leadership in Wine #18 - Bob Campbell

Bob Campbell ONZM MW was the second New Zealander to hold the Master of Wine qualification. He founded The Wine Gallery, an Auckland based wine school, in 1990 and is widely regarded as the New Zealand’s foremost wine educator.

Leadership in Wine #17 - Misha Wilkinson

Misha is one of the best ambassadors of New Zealand wines. Her beautiful smile and positive energy are contagious. With her husband, she owns and operates a 57ha vineyard in Central Otago called 'Misha's Vineyard'.

Leadership in Wine #16 - Therese Herzog

Therese is an iconic woman in the Wine industry of New Zealand. Her warm personality and deep knowledge about Wine make Therese a great mentor for many young wine professionals.

Leadership in Wine #15 - Erica Crawford

Erica is the founder and driving force behind 'Loveblock Wine'. Originally from South Africa, she is an industry legend, founder of one of New Zealand’s biggest export brands 'Kim Crawford Wine'.

Leadership in Wine #14 - Jing Song

Jing became the youngest female – and first Chinese female entrepreneur – to win the top award at the UK-based International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), the world wine industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.


 

Upcoming events

Wines of Chile Masterclass

Wines of Chile Masterclass

Mon 13 May 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM

New Zealand School of Food and Wine, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Dusan Bradanovich had prepared a unique masterclass based on wines sourced directly from his contacts in Chile.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits
SPONSORED

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

Mon 17 Jun 2019 (9:00 AM) - Fri 28 Jun 2019 (2:30 PM)

New Zealand School of Food & Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland, Auckland, 1050, New Zealand

This intensive two week course explores the wines & spirits of the world.

New Zealand Sommelier of the Year Awards 2019

New Zealand Sommelier of the Year Awards 2019

Sun 28 Jul 201910:00 AM - 10:00 PM

NZ Sommelier of the Year Awards

Annual General Meeting  2018

Annual General Meeting 2019

Sun 28 Jul 20196:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Zealand School of Food and Wine, 104 Customs Street West, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals will be held on Sunday 28 July at 6pm. Location: New Zealand School of Food and Wine

ASI Association of Sommeliers International General Assembly

ASI Association of Sommeliers International General Assembly

Sat 5 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM) - Tue 8 Oct 2019 (11:00 PM)

Reims, Champagne, France

The General Assembly of ASI Association of Sommeliers International will be held in Reims, France. October 5 - 8 2019

 

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