Category Archives: Industry

Eric Zweibel selected to represent UK for The Best Sommelier in The World 2016

Eric Zweibel has been selected to be the UK Representative for The Best Sommelier in The World Eric Zweibel, Cellar Master, Summer Lodge Hotel (centre) will represent the UK in The Best Sommelier in the World competition 2016 to be Read more…

Watch the Moët UK Sommelier of The Year video!

You can also read all about it here: http://content.yudu.com/A3q1sd/SOY2015/ To view the Tweets use #moetsommelieroftheyear https://twitter.com/afws Check out the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/academyoffoodandwineservice?fref=ts Enjoy all of the photos on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/133194128@N04/

The hunt is on for the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2015

12 March 2015 – The Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition, widely regarded as the premier accolade in UK wine service, is now open for entries. The competition is open to professional sommeliers and waiting staff working in the Read more…

Moët UK Sommelier of the Year: Kathrine Larsen

Earlier this year former Zuma head sommelier Kathrine Larsen was crowned the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014. It was Kathrine’s fourth year of trying with intense competition from all the entrants, including runners-up Loic Avril, of The Fat Duck, Read more…

AFWS launches UK Guild of Restaurant Service

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS), the UK’s professional body for front of house food and beverage service, has revised its membership structure, introducing a membership category specifically for young people in the profession. As from next month Read more…

UK’s top sommeliers join Wine Guild of the United Kingdom

SIX of the UK’s top sommeliers were awarded membership of The Wine Guild of the United Kingdom at the organisation’s Winter Banquet, held last night [25 November] in London’s historical Vintners Hall. Finalists and previous winners of the Academy of Read more…

Academy puts entry-level training course online

IN time for students and new recruits starting jobs in hospitality this summer the Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has launched its popular entry-level training course, Licence To Work in Wine Service, in an online format. The L2W® Read more…

Government plans for new code of practice for pub companies

In response to the Government consultation document plans for new code of practice for pub companies Tim Hulme, BII (British Institute of Innkeeping) chief executive has issued the following comment: “Anything that helps stop unfair practice is good.  While the voluntary code was Read more…