The Chaîne des Rotisseurs’ Best Young Sommelier Competition is the oldest such national competition in America. We have much to celebrate! 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.
To attain the distinction of being selected as the Best Young Sommelier of the year at the National Finals, the candidate must successfully progress through three stages: a first-round national written test, a second-round test held in person in each of the US ten regions, and then the national finals to be held in a different city in the U.S. each year.
The winner of the National Young Sommelier Competition has the opportunity to travel internationally for the final competition.