The selected candidate will be notified of the time and place to take the qualifying test. Guidelines for what can be expected in the test will be published each year.
To attain the distinction of being selected as the Chaîne’s Best Junior Sommelier of the Year at the International Final, the candidate must successfully progress through tests conducted at the Regional or National level for selecting the best qualified individual representing their country.
An individual shall not compete more than THREE times in a Regional or a National or an International Competition. This is provided of course that they are selected to do so by their Bailliage and that they fulfil the maximum age requirement together with the other rules governing entry into the Competition. In any case, the winner of an International Final of the Competition shall not be able to participate further.
All competitors at the International Final are required to attend and participate in official Competition events, promotional events and public relations’ activities relating to the Competition.
Attire for competitors is as appropriate for a Professional Sommelier in a high quality restaurant.
To be encouraged is the competitors networking with the Professional and Non-Professional Chaîne members at the events.