New Zealand Young Sommelier of the Year 2019
Sunday 28 July 2019
9.30 - 11.00am | Written Exam and Blind Tasting
*Includes multi-choice and short answer
*Blind tasting of 2 New Zealand Wines
11am Meet John Szabo MS
1.30pm | Three Finalist will be announced
1.30pm Service and selling techniques:
Table One: Open wine (under cork) at the table for guest judges (5 minutes)
Table Two: Food and Wine Pairing and Ageing potential of New Zealand Wines
Convenor of Judges:
Marek Przyborek CMS Advanced, Head Sommelier Sky City, Winner NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018
Guest Judge: John Szabo MS
12-6.30pm NZ Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Wine Tasting and Masterclasses
7pm Awards Dinner at NZ School of Food and Wine
Terms & Conditions
1. Must be aged under 27 years on July 1 2019
2. Must have worked or be working in a restaurant for 12 months
3. Must a member of the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Association
Prize: A two day trip to visit the vineyards of the North Canterbury Wine Region before 30 November 2019.
Return airfares and accommodation for the winner and a friend sponsored by Black Estate, Greystone and Pegasus Bay, leading Vineyards of the North Canterbury Wine Region.
The prize includes;
*winery tour, dinner and private tutored tasting with Dom Maxwell of Greystone Wines and New Zealand Winemaker of the Year.
*Two night's accommodation at Black Estate Wines B & B on the Home vineyard and lunch for two at the Black Estate Restaurant.
*Visit to Pegasus Bay Winery, Vineyard, and Restaurant.
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