Updates & Announcements

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Apply Today to Represent the Chicago Chapter in the 2019 National Young Sommeliers Competition!

Application Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018
One-Hour Online Test: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11am CT

The Chicago Bailliage of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs encourages all eligible sommeliers* to participate in the 2019 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 12, 2019, followed by an in-person regional test and a national final in Napa, California, April 24-26, 2019. 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.

For complete details, official rules, and the online application, link to the 2019 Young Sommeliers Competition event page at http://www.ysommc.us/


If you want to participate or need more information, please contact us - we want to meet you!

Beth Roldan, Bailli, ebernardino@comcast.net
Todd Arkebauer, Vice Echanson, tarkebauer@yahoo.com
Karl Krout, Chevalier, krout@mac.com


*Eligible participants must be at least 21 (twenty-one) years of age and have not yet attained their 31st (thirty-first) birthday as of September 30, 2019.

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