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  • Kazakh claims the first-ever Great Steppe Cup

    The first-ever Great Steppe Sommelier Cup was held in Aktau in late October 2019. It was organised by ASI observer member the Kazakhstan Sommelier Association in cooperation with their partners. 10 candidates were invited from six different countries along the Great Steppe stretching from Eastern Europe through to China. Dayana Nassyrova of Kazakhstan emerged as…

  • Denmark Tops in the Nordics

    Rasmus Marquart prevails at Nordic Sommelier Championship 2019   Rasmus Marquart was declared Champion in the Nordics 2019, emerging victorious after a challenging final in Stockholm on 21-22 September. The field of competition was stiff, with ten candidates from the Nordic countries and a guest candidate from Latvia who weeks later would win Best Sommelier…

  • Nordic Sommelier Championship 2018

    The Nordic Sommelier Championship 2018 took place in Oslo on September 15-16 with ASI president Andrés Rosberg taking part as a member of the jury. Congratulations to the winner and Best Nordic Sommelier 2018, Francesco Marzola from Norway (and Italy). Runners-up were Ellen Franzén from Sweden and Rasmus Lunkov Marquart from Denmark. To find out more about the competition click here. Photo: Kristian Jøraandstad

  • Vana Tallinn Baltic Sommelier Grand Prix 2018

    On September 24, a jury presided by Andrés Rosberg selected the 2018 Best Sommelier of the Baltic States, Ronalds Pētersons, from Latvia, who had previously won the title in 2013. Runners-up were Martynas Pravilonis from Lithuania and Ketri Leis from Estonia. The annual competition took place in Tallinn, Estonia and was hosted by the Sommeljeede Assotsiatsioon (ESA) (Estonian Sommelier Association). The traditional…

  • Balkan Sommelier Challenge 2018

    Sersa, the Serbian Sommelier Association, organized the first Balkan Sommelier Challenge in Belgrade, Serbia, on November 9-11. 19 candidates from 10 Balkan countries took part, as well as two guest candidates from Norway and Sweden. The winner was Vuk Vuletić, from Serbia, with runners-up Julia Scavo, from Romania, and Norbert Kovacs, from Hungary. Photo: SERSA

  • Who will be the next ASI Best Sommelier of Asia & Oceania?

    Why do we say ASI is the leading global sommelier organization? It’s a question we are answering every day, thanks to a decades-long track record of organizing world and continental sommelier competitions, as well as our constant efforts to represent tens of thousands of sommeliers in over sixty countries. As we enter the last quarter…