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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, 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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AGM 2020 & Dinner with Des

The Annual general meeting of the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals association which was followed by a delicious dinner spread by Chef Des Harris.

Villa Maria Ngakirikiri 2014 Comparative Tasting

Villa Maria's Ngakirikiri: an icon in the making

Australia Wine Education

A valuable free link 'Australian Wine Discovered' developed by Wine Australia.

Central Otago Update

Central Otago offers so much for the food and wine enthusiast to taste and savour.

Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Sommelier Certificate

The Court of Master Sommeliers offers four levels of accreditation for sommeliers and beverage professionals, beginning with the Introductory Sommelier Certificate course and examination

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.


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