The Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania, established in Australia in 2008, has announced the results of its Introductory and Certified exams held in April this year. Congratulations to the 15 students who demonstrated the commitment and skill to achieve Certified Sommelier status, with Felix Auzou of Sydney wine bar Dear Sainte Eloise taking out the 2019 Riedel Certified Sommelier Dux. The Introductory Sommelier Certificate was awarded to 37 students.
Franck Moreau MS, Co-ordinator of Master Sommeliers Oceania said “Students attended this year’s program from 10 countries around the world including Singapore, China, and the UK, as well as five states throughout Australia.”
Although the programs are offered in countries worldwide, Ben Hask MS says “Many students are electing to undertake their formal certification in Australia and remain within the Oceania region”. This is good news for the ever-increasing number of restaurants seeking experienced wine and drinks staff.
Photography courtesy of Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania