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  • THE SOMMELIERS HAVE SPOKEN!

    William Wouters elected president of ASI, the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale 17 Nov 2020. William Wouters of Belgium has been elected the new president of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale. The vote was held as part of the organization’s annual General Assembly. Wouters is already a well-known figure within the organization, as an…

  • France voted host country for the ASI Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World 2022

    The votes are in and France has won! In an anonymous vote by the presidents of the member chapters of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI), France was selected to host the next Best Sommelier of the World Contest, to be held 8-13 May 2022. “It is a proud moment for our association,” said Philippe…

  • Arvid Rosengren elected director of the ASI Sommeliers Contest Commission

    Reims, France — The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) held its General Assembly in Reims, France on 5 – 6 October 2019. A number of important motions were put to vote and all of them passed unanimously. These included the appointment of a new chair and new member to the Sommeliers Contests Commission, the admission…

  • Gérard Basset

    As you probably know already, our dear friend Gérard Basset, ASI’s Best Sommelier of the World 2010 & Technical Director, passed away on January 16th 2019. Witty, talented, humble, generous, knowledgeable, kind, fun… these are but a few of the many great words that best describe him. He had countless titles, but above all Gérard…

  • ASI 49th General Assembly | Georgia 2018

    A short resume of ASI 49th General Assembly which took place from June 17th to 21st 2018 in Georgia. The 49th ASI General Assembly, held in Tbilisi, Georgia, was one of the best-attended sessions in recent years. 50 presidents of national associations were present, and the exchange of opinions and experiences between them and the…

  • ASI Tutorial Video with Gérard Basset