Welcome to the Yorkshire Guild of Sommeliers, founded in the early 1960's.
The Yorkshire Sommeliers are Wine lovers from all over Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and enjoy wine tasting events, overseas trips and social events throughout the year.
There are nine sections concentrating on Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation and each one has its own chairman and committee.
A management committee looks after the affairs of the overall organisation and arranges overseas trips, the annual dinner dance, annual general meeting and press and publicity.
A message from our chairman:
Welcome to the Yorkshire Sommeliers website. The Yorkshire Guild of Sommeliers was started in 1962 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012.
Our simple aim, through membership, is to promote the discovery and enjoyment of wine by all. Each individual section arranges its own programme of events, with a wide range of guest speakers including wine-makers, wine merchants and wine lovers with expertise in specific areas of wine production/grape varieties. There are nine different sections throughout Yorkshire with a total of more than 500 members over all.
All our tastings are designed to provide enjoyment of wine with an educational aspect. We emphasise that knowledge of the wine in the glass adds to your enjoyment. There is a modest annual subscription to the Guild, 60% of which is returned to the sections enabling each section to subsidise the costs of quality speakers and quality wines.
There is an executive committee which includes the elected officers and the section Chairmen. This committee meets regularly to monitor the operation of the Guild covering finance, membership, overseas visits, providing guidance where sought and formulating policy where appropriate.
The Guild produces a magazine three times a year under the banner of the ‘Yorkshire Sommelier’. This magazine is sent to every member and covers past and forthcoming events arranged by the Guild and the various sections, interesting wine facts, stories and much more.
Joining the Yorkshire Sommeliers.
We warmly welcome anyone with an interest in wine whether a complete beginner or passionate wine enthusiast. No prior knowledge is ever assumed as the Guild (through its sections) aims to teach /inform members all they need to develop a love of wine. There are no entry regulations and the annual membership charge (£22 per individual, £40 per couple) offers good value for money.
If you’re interested in joining , details of all the nine sections together with the name of the current Chairmen (with contact details) and section programmes for the coming months are listed in the ‘Section Contacts & Events’ tab of this website.
Tel: 01652 653315
Chris will be pleased to forward any enquiries direct to the appropriate chairman .