Candidates must be currently working in the wine industry in New Zealand (cellar door, account manager, merchandiser, tasting host, sales consultant...).
9.30 - 11.00am | Written Exam and Blind Tasting
10.30am Public Speaking Challenge (5 min)
11-12pm Meet John Szarbo MS
12-6pm NZ Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Wine Tasting and Masterclasses
1.30pm Three Finalist Announced
3.15 Final starts: Sales Pitch to encourage the purchase of a specific wine in a retail shop (5 min per candidate).
A list of four wines be announced 7 days before the competition. Candidates will select ONE of these wines to "sell" to the judges. The wines will be available on the day.
6pm AGM of New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals
7pm Awards Dinner at NZ School of Food and Wine
Terms & Conditions
Prize: Spend a day with Ben Longhurst, Wine Ambassador- EuroVintage
Ben Longhurst was awarded the Outstanding Sales Representative at the Lewisham Awards in 2016 and 2014 and is key-account manager, wine ambassador for EuroVintage. Raised in France, Ben has now lived in New Zealand for the past 15 years.
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