The 2022 NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS opens today, Thursday 24th March, and closes 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 containing a range of delicious local wines, highlighting 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 to this year, the Awards have created another category, Best Club Wine List, focusing on venues that hold a club licence.
As long as your wine list shows you support local, then these Awards support you and put you in with a chance of becoming a #nswwinestar finalist and winning some great prizes.
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, vouchers for some of Australia’s best wine logistics and technology solutions and a drinks glass consultation plus a $2000 premium glass fit out from RIEDEL.