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Sydney Wine Academy Host the Wine Scholar Guild Competition online

by Sydney Wine Academy | Sep 01, 2020

The Sydney Wine Academy will run a New South Wales round of the Wine Scholar Guild’s 15th Anniversary Wine Scholar Challenge. This takes the form of an on line options game via Zoom. Two rounds will be held, one on French and one on Italian wine knowledge.

You will need to register for the competition, stating which round you wish to compete in (one or both). The competition is open to current and past students of the Sydney Wine Academy.

The two winners of the Sydney Wine Academy’s options games will receive a one-year Wine Scholar Guild membership (or membership extension) and the chance of competing on the international stage representing the Sydney Wine Academy at the Grand Finale. Plus obviously bragging rights.

The Wine Scholar Challenge Finale will consist of an international options game consisting of four rounds for all the local winners. There will be an options game on France, Italy, Spain… and a championship round for the winners of the previous three, consisting of questions on all three countries.

The Grand Finale will be hosted by WSG on October 29th at 7:00am PT, 10:00am ET, 3:00pm UK, 10:00pm Hong Kong. That means AEST will be Midnight

The winner of the Finale will receive a WSG Study Trip of their choice. These are expensive, luxurious trips hosted by some of the biggest names in the wine industry. (Airfare is not included)

The Sydney Wine Academy round of games will be held on Tuesday 22nd September 7pm AEST for France and 7:30pm for Italy.

You must register for the competition to gain the link to the Zoom meeting by emailing Clive Hartley clive.hartley2@tafensw.edu.au  by Monday 21st September 5pm. There is limited places available and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

You will need access to attend a ZOOM meeting, a camera and mic to play.

What is an option game?
In brief, an “options game” consists of a series of questions with two possible answers or “options.” These questions are verbally delivered online. Participants are then asked to pick one of the two options provided by using the raised hand function . Those who choose correctly continue to participate. Those who choose incorrectly are no longer in the game.