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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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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.

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.


 

Upcoming events

Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Sommelier Certificate - Oceania 2020

Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Sommelier Certificate - Oceania 2020

16 Aug 2020 (9:00) - 20 Aug 2020 (15:00)

The Advanced Sommelier Certificate course and examination is intended for persons with extensive wine service experience, who wish to develop their knowledge and service skills to a higher level.

WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines (Over 4 Weekend Sessions)

WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines (Over 4 Weekend Sessions)

31 Oct 2020 (9:00) - 13 Dec 2020 (15:30)

The class-room based course over 8 sessions provides detailed analysis of the principal wines and spirits of the world.

ASI General Assembly + Best Sommelier Europe Competition

ASI General Assembly + Best Sommelier Europe Competition

17 Nov 20200:00 - 3:00

Come to Cyprus to celebrate.

 

Villa Maria Wines