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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 sommelier profession during their career. And in an approach similar to that of our dear Gérard Basset.” The purpose of the first annual ASI Gérard Basset Lifetime Achievement Award is to identify “the hidden heroes” of the sommelier trade.

ASI is asking each of its member countries to nominate one individual working as a sommelier, journalist, educator, or wine influencer who has greatly contributed to the sommelier profession over the course of their career. The recipient of the award will be announced annually via ASI social media channels on March 7th, the anniversary of Gerard’s birthday. The 2021 award will be formally presented at the ASI General Assembly scheduled for early July in Germany.

To learn more about the award, and the nomination process, please contact ASI Ambassador Michèle Chantôme via email: [email protected]

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