Best Sommelier India

Get ready for a thrilling clash of wine expertise! We are excited to announce the inaugural edition of Best Sommelier India – a Sommelier Competition bringing together top talents from India to showcase their palate prowess, service skills, and beverage knowledge.

Online Masterclass

Gain insights, tips, and knowledge that will not only enhance your skills but also provide a unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

Our Jury

Participants will be evaluated by a jury panel consisting of Master Sommeliers and industry experts. With unparalleled experience and discernment, our esteemed judges ensure a fair and rigorous assessment.

Comprehensive Assessment

Participants will undergo a series of rounds, including theory examination, blind tasting, wine service evaluation, food and wine pairing challenges, and a test of spirits and cocktail knowledge. Each round is designed to showcase the depth and breadth of your sommelier skills.

BSI 2024 Schedule

9th Feb 2024

Online Masterclass
‘Role of a Sommelier’
by Ronan Sayburn MS

Elevate your understanding of the role of a Sommelier through Ronan Sayburn’s captivating masterclass. This session is a unique opportunity to gain invaluable insights from a veteran Master Sommelier, providing you with the tools to not only understand what it means to be a sommelier but also how you can prepare for the competition
15th Feb 2024

Theory Exam

Online theory test with a mix of multiple choice and short answer questions


Top 12 candidates will be selected who will then compete in-person at the semi-finals

5th March 2024

In-person Masterclass ‘Perfecting your Wine Service’ by Ronan Sayburn MS

An extraordinary opportunity to refine your wine service skills with guidance from Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn. This exclusive masterclass is designed to delve into the art of wine service, including various topics such as decanting and food and wine matching.

6th March 2024

Semi Finals

Theory & Blind tasting round
Written test with a blind tasting of 2 wines (1 white and 1 red)

Practical – Table 1:
Wine pairing & white wine service

Practical – Table 2:
Sparkling wine service & spirits/cocktail knowledge

6th March 2024


The top 3 candidates from the semi-finals will move forward to the Finale.

In front of a live audience, they will undertake a series of tasks meticulously designed to evaluate their service and tasting skills, along with a demonstration of their comprehensive beverage knowledge.

Terms and Conditions

  • Competition is open to those working in the hospitality and beverage sector.
  • Candidates must be above 21 years of age.
  • Competition is open to all Indian Nationals. Candidates who are of other nationalities should be working in India for at least a year to be eligible.
  • All participants must submit a completed registration form.
  • A registration fee of Rs.1500 per head to be paid to complete the registration process. Payment details will be shared via email after we accept your registration.
Travel and Accommodation

Participants are responsible for arranging and covering the costs of their own travel and accommodation for the duration of the competition.

No Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued for any reason, including but not limited to withdrawal and disqualification.


Registration closes on 7th February 2024