The 2022 NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS is now open, closing for entries on 19th April 2022. This free-to-enter competition is open to any sommelier or bar/beverage manager from a Sydney or regional NSW venue that has created a wine list that highlights the quality and diversity of wines being produced in NSW.
Wine lists from restaurants, wine bars or pubs are all welcomed, whether big or small, whether they accompany a 6-course degustation menu or a fun list of bar snacks.
After the success of the inaugural Hotel category last year, when TWR at Crown Sydney won 2 trophies, the Awards will once again have a separate section for venues within hotels with 20+ rooms. And new this year, the Awards have created another category, Best NSW Wine List in a Club, focusing on venues that hold a club licence.
This year, #nswwinestar finalists will be in the running to win 1 of 5 exclusive food and wine trips to NSW’s best wine regions, as well as free entry into Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards and also admittance into the Chaine Des Rotisseurs Young Sommeliers Competition, where you will have a chance to compete against other Sommeliers for the right to represent Australia on the International stage.
Other prizes include invaluable advice on the restaurant reviewing process from Gault & Millau, wine pouring systems and accessories and a drinks glass consultation plus a $2000 premium glass fit-out from RIEDEL.