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The Sommelier Collective is a new resource for all working sommeliers throughout the United Kingdom who wish to actively engage in a new and growing society of like-minded professionals.

Membership is free, you simply need to register using the form below.

By joining the The Sommelier Collective users will immediately gain access to relevant on-trade news, invitations to educational tastings, links to career development and mentors, as well as a library of learning resources, including the latest region reports, links, courses and downloads.

The Sommelier Collective is for professional sommeliers of at all stages of their careers, whether it is time to learn and make new connections, take the next step or simply take time to give back to those new to the industry.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Applications are invited from full-time sommeliers working in UK restaurants/hotels/bars/clubs*, or those actively seeking a full-time position in an on-trade establishment. Our membership focuses on those working ‘on the floor’, who are front-of-house and offering exemplary food and wine service, everyday.

Sommeliers outside the UK can now apply to become an ‘international’ member, simply complete the form below.

(* including those on furlough during national Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions.)

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We hope you take the opportunity to join us on a new and inclusive venture in striving for excellence in wine service.

All are welcome, just join in to find out what you can achieve…

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New Zealand

Life beyond Marlborough Sauvignon

Or ‘Why New Zealand wine doesn’t just have to be about gooseberries and passion fruit…’ Before this year’s big New Zealand tasting opened in London, there was a press briefing. It focused, understandably, on Sauvignon Blanc, which is 70% of the country’s total production. However, something else that was mentioned caught my attention rather more.… Continue reading →

Taittinger UK Somm of Year

Finalists announced for Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year

After being postponed for two years because of Covid, the first round of judging has taken place for the 2022 Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year competition. After a first round that saw competitors from 18 countries and a record 12 female sommeliers the quarter finalists are: Rudina Arapi, London Hilton on Park Lane Vincenzo… Continue reading →

bordeaux

Bordeaux 2021 – the word from the en primeurs

As the châteaux open their doors to the trade, we caught up with some producers for their take on the vintage – and asked Collective members for their impressions France’s 2021 vintage has been one of the most talked about of recent times. But for all the wrong reasons. And the famously brutal frost last… Continue reading →