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Issue #30 - January 2021

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What feels like the end is often the beginning.

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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 we want to extend our …

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ASI NEWS

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 of contests, tastings and assemblies …
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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. …
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ASI MEMBERS NEWS

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 Taiwan). Four contestants vied for …
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ASI-PARTNER NEWS

Chef&Sommelier launching new glass especially for sparkling wines

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Chef&Sommelier™, a leading innovator in original collections for wine and coffee tasting, has partnered with Champagne experts and sommeliers to re-envision the ideal sparkling wine glass. Completely original and infinitely appealing to the senses, the Exaltation collection creates a spectacular explosion of bubbles that unfolds like a flower. Exaltation harnesses recent advances in scientific knowledge about the effervescence of wines,  …
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S.Pellegrino launches the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy

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The new S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy promotes change, sustainability and inclusivity around the world. The Academy is a long-term engagement platform where talented and passionate young chefs can meet the most influential members of the gastronomy world. Building around its well-established S.Pellegrino Young Chef cooking competition, the Academy puts education at the core of its program. The focus is on …
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Wines of Argentina Reinforcing Digital Strategy

Wines of Argentina has selected Globant as a strategic partner in the digital development of the Vino Argentino brand. The move reflects the strong future that WofA sees in its implementation of innovative digital marketing activities. It reflects a larger plan to guide the export strategy for the sector and  generate business opportunities for its partners. This new partnership ties …
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