Entries for the 2019 International Young Sommeliers Competition are open, with young Australian-based sommeliers invited to compete by La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Australia.
The annual competition offers young sommeliers the opportunity to present their skills and “savoir-faire” under highly competitive and intense testing conditions at the national and international levels. The competition is held in three stages. Regional stages will be held before the national finals in Brisbane, with Seoul, South Korea hosting the international finals in 2019.
Australia has medalled at the international level every year for the past seven years, including one gold and two silver medals.
The state and national winners will be able to share prizes in cash and products exceeding $7,000, provided by leading industry partners.
The competition is open to any qualified individual at least 21-years-old who has an interest in the wine and crafted beverage industry and has not yet reached their 31st birthday by the end of September 2019.
La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the largest International Gastronomy Association in the world with over 25,000 members in 80 countries, including 10 active chapters in Australia.