International Young Sommelier Competition

The Chaîne des Rôtisseur’s Best Young Sommeliers Competition is  the oldest such national competition in America. Each year the competitors and the quality of the competition have improved. The knowledge and service skills available to American restaurant patrons in selecting the perfect wine to pair with their meal have never been greater.

Société Mondiale du Vin USA was created to promote the enjoyment, knowledge and understanding of fine wines and crafted beverages. The framework of the Mondiale provides for professional and amateur participation, with one of its goals being to provide help, encouragement and support for the young professionals who are to be the best sommeliers of the future.

The Young Sommelier Competition promotes the expertise of the young wine and spirit professional and encourages mastery of wine and spirit knowledge.

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest and largest wine and food society, welcomes all sommeliers under the age of 31 to participate in our annual national sommelier competition, now entering its 17th year in the United States. There is no cost to compete. The process consists of an initial qualifying test administered entirely online in January, 2019 followed by in-person regional tests in nine Chaîne regions across the country, and culminating in a national final to be held in Napa Valley, California in April, 2019. We pay travel expenses to the regionals and finals for those who qualify. All judging panels are led by Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine.

We encourage all eligible sommeliers to participate! Our goal is to enhance your wine skills and knowledge, in a challenging but fun environment.

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