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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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Mark Patana

Mark Patana wins Ruinart Sommelier Challenge

Medlar’s Mark Patana has capped a whirlwind 12 months by taking top spot in the Ruinart Challenge. It’s the 27-year-old’s second win in a year after claiming victory in the Chaine des Rotisseurs last June, and books him a week-long trip to Champagne in the autumn as a VIP guest of Champagne Ruinart. The competition… Continue reading →

Discovery Tasting: Umani Ronchi

The eastern coast of Italy is less well-known than regions on the other side of the country. So this tasting with a star producer represented a fantastic voyage of discovery for Collective members. Umani Ronchi’s CEO Michele Bernetti admits that the Marche and Abruzzo are somewhat ‘mysterious’ to most people. But fortunately his winery are… Continue reading →