JUNE, 2021

YOUNG SOMMELIERS' OLYMPIAD, 2020

Are you keen on being the beverage rockstar of India?
Do you wish to be trained and mentored by the best creators and professionals?

WHAT's YSO?

The Young Sommeliers’ Olympiad is an online (at least this year) learning + competitive initiative where the best-in-trade professionals will educate you on beverages and skills you require, and put you through quizzes to select the next young champion of the nation.

Be mentored by the champions who have made the country proud at past Indian Sommelier Championship editions, and win a chance to learn, earn, and travel. Fame that comes along is just a garnish.

You’ll be trained via online webinars by industry leaders and professionals, all quizzes and sessions will be conducted through online platforms.

Applicant must be exactly 21 years old or below, as on 30th August, 2020.

EDUCATION PARTNERS

AWARDS TO GRAB

WINNER

Shiva Chaurasiya - Anjuman-I-Islam, Mumbai
.
Cash Award of INR25,000
.
Study scholarships from IWBS
.
Entry in to Indian Sommelier Championship, 2021

1ST RUNNER UP

Jordan Mascarenhas - Don Bosco Hospitality, Mumbai
.
Cash Award of INR15,000
. Study scholarships from IWBS
.
Entry in to Indian Sommelier Championship, 2021

2ND RUNNER UP

Nikhil Bhusal - IIHM, Bengaluru
.
Cash Award of INR10,000 .
Study scholarships from IWBS .
Entry in to Indian Sommelier Championship, 2021

NEXT FIVE ACHIEVERS

Shubhankar Dodwad - Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts, Pune
Pallabi Chatterjee - IHM, Kolkata
Manas Patil - IHM, Mumbai
Shivani Pandey - IHM, Shimla
Dhruv Rastogi - IHM Chandigarh
.
Study scholarships from IWBS
.
Entry in to Indian Sommelier Championship, 2021

TEAM YSO

Gagan SHARMA

SOMMELIER + EDUCATOR,
MANAGING DIRECTOR - IWBS

Magandeep SINGH

SOMMELIER + EDUCATOR,
FOUNDER - IWBS

Sahil

Sahil MISRA

SOMMELIER + EDUCATOR,
COORDINATOR - IWBS

YOUR MENTORS
THE ISC CHAMPIONS

Pankaj
BALACHANDRAN

WINNER - 6TH ISC
Brand Ambassador,
Monkey Shoulder, INDIA

Atul
TIWARI

WINNER - 7TH ISC
F&B Manager,
the oberoi, mumbai,

Harish

Harish
ACHAREKAR

Winner - 8th ISC
TRADE AMBASSADOR,
BACARDI INDIA

Pratik
ANGRE

WINNER - 9TH ISC
Sommelier + Beverage manager, the table, mumbai

Abhas
SAXENA

WINNER - 10TH ISC
F&B Manager,
The OBeroi Hotels, MumbaI

Devati
MALLICK

WINNER - 11TH ISC
Brand Manager,
KRSMA ESTATES, Bengaluru

Anushka
PANDKAR

WINNER - 12TH ISC
Certified Sommelier,
ITC MARATHA, Mumbai

ABOUT ISC

Indian Sommelier Championship has been, and continues to be, the quintessential platform for budding beverage professionals and sommeliers in the country for 12 glorious years

It’s an exclusive opportunity to be baptised by the country’s most educated team of sommeliers, judged by a panel of
discerning international judges, and a chance to impress India’s most coveted hospitality media with their vinous
aptitude.

The winners have gone on to travel the world, earn prestigious educational scholarships, and now are amongst the leading authorities in the F&B trade.

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FAQ

Yes, you can! You’ll be able to attend all the masterclasses, go through the quizzes at the preliminary round, and even receive a participation certificate. However, you will not be considered for the finals. If learning is your main objective, we will not stop you from that.

A sommelier is a beverage master. The Young Sommeliers’ Olympiad constitutes wines, beers + other ferments, spirits + other distillates, and cocktails as well.

Though there’s no syllabus, quizzes will primarily focus on the hotel management college level knowledge. Beyond that, definitely focus on what’s shared during the masterclasses.

This is a completely online program, at least this year. The masterclasses will be conducted online, and so will be the quizzes. You need not leave your home to be a champion

No. We will be hosting one webinar on the 16th to introduce you to the Olympiad and the team, your mentors, and the plan ahead. There will be masterclasses on 17-18-19th August, which will be spread throughout the day. Do keep your 22nd locked as we will be conducting the quizzes in batches and at different times during the day. You’ll know what is the exact timing for your quiz in advance. 

Only if you progress in to the finals, you’ll be required on the 30th August.

Quizzes will be conducted online and will be monitored by the past ISC Champions + Team YSO.

Yes, every participant receives a duly signed certificate by the YSO team.

No it isn’t. But, hey, we will surely be asking you questions from what’s presented in the masterclasses. Thus, it is highly recommended that you do attend them all.