Application deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017
One-hour online test: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11:00 am Chicago time
For complete details, official rules, and online application, go to: http://www.ysommc.us/
The Chicago Bailliage of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs encourages all eligible sommeliers 30 years of age or younger to participate in the 2018 Young Sommeliers Competition. The goal is to enhance your wine skills and knowledge in a challenging but fun environment, while offering an opportunity to earn professional advancement, gain awareness and support among enthusiastic Chaîne members, compete for cash prizes, and enjoy free travel to the regionals and finals. Participation is at no cost to competitors.
The competition includes an online qualifying test administered on January 6, 2018, followed by an in-person regional test and a national final in Paso Robles, California, May 3-5, 2018. The Chaîne covers travel expenses to the regional and final tests for those who qualify. All judging panels are led by Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine.