WINE AND FOOD CELEBRATION

19-21 August 2017

New Zealand Wine Professional Competitions 2017

Sunday 20 August


Entries close: 7 August 2017



The Hospitality Training Trust will offer a $200 travel scholarship for candidates who live outside the greater Auckland area to attend the competitions in Auckland. Please email nzsfw@foodandwine.co.nz for more information.

Each prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. Please read the Terms & Conditions below.


New Zealand Sommelier of the Year

Registration

Click the following link to register:

Schedule

Sunday 20 August, 9.30am | Briefing

10 - 11.30am | Written Exam and Blind Tasting

  • Includes multi-choice and short answer
  • 3 white wines & 3 red wines

Sunday 20 August, 2.30pm | Service and selling techniques

  • Open wine (cork-closure) at the table
  • Present, open and pour Methode Traditionelle
  • Food and Wine Pairings - Sommeliers are given a wine list and a food menu
  • Explain the match and their understanding

Terms & Conditions

  • Must submit CV
  • Must be currently employed for at least 24 months or, in the past, have worked for in a restaurant for 24 months or longer
  • Must be able to fly to France before 30 August 2018

Junior Sommelier of the Year

Registration

Click the following link to register:

Schedule

Sunday 20 August, 9.30am | Briefing

10 - 11.30am | Written Exam and Blind Tasting

  • Includes multi-choice and short answer
  • 2 white wines & 2 red wines

Sunday 20 August, 2.30pm | Service and selling techniques

  • Open wine (cork-closure) at the table
  • Present, open and pour Methode Traditionelle
  • Food and Wine Pairings - Sommeliers are given a wine list and a food menu
  • Explain the match and their understanding

Terms & Conditions

  • Must submit CV
  • Must be aged under 30 years
  • Must have worked or be working in a restaurant for 12 months
  • Must be able to fly to Queenstown on dates specified before 1 May 2018