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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 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 Tutorial: Decanting

Decanting The purpose of this task is to ensure that the wine serve does not contain sediment.

Vegetarian Wine Pairings

Angela Allan, General Manager and sommelier at CULPRIT Dining Room and Bar, provides insights on vegan and vegetarian food and wine pairings.

ASI Best Sommelier Asia Oceania

Association of Sommeliers International (ASI) Asia Oceania Best Sommelier Regional Competition 2022 in Taiwan.

ASI Bootcamp - Kuala Lumpur

ASI bootcamp in Asia & Oceania is a intensive training camp for junior sommeliers to build and refine their skills and excite them about our hospitality world.

Newsletter April 2022

National Wine Tasting Competition is back for 2022, ASI Certification winners & more. Finally it feels that we are emerging from these turbulent covid times which have caused enormous stresses across our sectors of hospitality, events, tourism and wine.

ASI Tutorial: Blind tasting wines

Blind tasting wines. The purpose of this task is to analyze, evaluate and identify a wine to determine its quality through visual and sensory analysis using a full organoleptic description and how to utilize this wine within the context of the sommelier profession.


 

Upcoming events

Gambero Rosso Italian Wine Tasting Event 2022

Gambero Rosso Italian Wine Tasting Event 2022

29 May 202211:00 - 19:00

Italian Wine Tasting 30 Wineries First Time in New Zealand

Introductory Sommelier Certificate - Sydney

Introductory Sommelier Certificate - Sydney

5 Jun 2022 (9:00) - 7 Jun 2022 (15:00)

Applications are now open for the 2022 Sydney Introductory Sommelier Certificate & Certified Sommelier Certificate programs.

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition - Central Otago

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition - Central Otago

22 Jun 202214:30 - 16:30

Get together a group of 4 people to compete in Central Otago on Wednesday, 22 June from 2.30-4.30pm at Skycity Queenstown Casino.

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition - Christchurch

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition - Christchurch

28 Jun 202217:00 - 19:00

Get together a group of 4 people to compete in Christchurch on Tuesday 28 June from 5-7 pm at ARA Institute of Canterbury.

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition - Auckland

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition - Auckland

3 Jul 202215:30 - 17:30

Get together a group of 4 people to compete in Auckland on Sunday, 31 July 2022 from 3.30pm - 5.30pm at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine in the Viaduct.

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition - Wairarapa

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition - Wairarapa

4 Jul 202218:00 - 20:30

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

 

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