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  • Live stream: finals of ASI Contest Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa 2021

    Friday, November 19th 2021 at 12.30 h CET The ASI Contest Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa brings together the top three candidates in a live on-stage competition that challenges their knowledge, service skills and tasting abilities. Follow the live stream right here

  • Morocco

    Proposed date: 10.-13. July 2022
    Rabat, Morocco (Africa)

  • Japan

    Proposed date: early July 2022
    Japan (Asia & Oceania)

  • Estonia

    Proposed date: between late April and mid May 2022
    Tallinn, Estonia (Europe)

  • Serbia

    Proposed date: 02.-06. June 2022
    Belgrade, Serbia (Europe)

  • 2021 Rules and Registration for ASI Diploma

    Rules Art. 1 – Exam to obtain the Diploma/Certification The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI – has established in 2012 the exam for “ASI Diploma for Sommelier”, aiming at harmonizing the level of sommeliers worldwide and certifying the competencies and professionalism of the “ASI Sommelier”. Art. 1 b – Since 2019, the “ASI…

  • 2021: ASI Year of the Sommelier

    2020 was, among other things, an ideal year for housekeeping. Trapped at home, we had no more excuses for avoiding the hard work of getting better organized. Marie Kondo was a hit on Netflix, and home building supply shops did raging business. One might say ASI rode this wave as well. With our normal calendar…

  • “What feels like the end is often the beginning.” 

    2020 was without a doubt the hardest year our industry has faced since the inception of ASI in 1969. Under the duress of COVID, sommeliers around the world showed the resilience of our profession. Many of you have experienced economic hardship and the loss of friends and family to this devastating pandemic. As a board…

  • ASI announces first annual ASI Gérard Basset Lifetime Achievement Award

    International call for Nominations ASI is delighted to announce the first annual ASI Gérard Basset Lifetime Achievement Award.  The annual award was created according to ASI Ambassador Michèle Chantôme and Nina & Romané Basset “to highlight and reward a personality who has played and/or continues to play an important role in the development of the…

  • Taiwan Celebrates 10 Years with New Best Sommelier 2020

    The Taiwan Sommelier Association celebrated its tenth anniversary in style, with a Best Sommelier of Taiwan contest followed by a gala dinner. The events were held on 7 December at Din Yue restaurant in Taichung, Taiwan. This marked the first time that the TSA had ever held its competition outside Taipei City (Capital city of…