Candidates registration
Best Sommelier of the World 2023

Please read carefully below

1 candidate and the president (if the president is unable to attend, only the vice-president may substitute) per country are invited.

The quarter and semi-finals will not be open to the public, but the Final will be held in the grand theater of Paris La Défense Aréna. The Final will be live-streamed as well.

This registration form is required for all candidates to be eligible to compete.

A separate registration form will be sent out for stay arrangement.

The deadline for registration is : Saturday, December 31st, 2022

Venue

HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS MONTPARNASSE

The French Sommelier Association (UDSF) will provide accommodation from February 7th (check-in) to 13th (check-out).  Those who wish to arrive earlier or extend their stay are requested to book via TeamResa platform. However, if you need assistance in this regard, please contact Claire Monnier stagiaireudsf@gmail.com ou Juliette Jourdan jjourdanudsf@gmail.com

The hotel is conveniently located across the road from Montparnasse train station: 19 Rue du Commandant René Mouchotte 75014 Paris

The venue of the Contest is the same hotel as your accommodation.

Schedule

Tuesday, February 7th 2023

  • Arrival
  • Between 2pm and 6pm: Welcome fair (@Ballroom, 3rd floor, Hotel Pullman Montparnasse)
  • 7:30pm: Opening Ceremony
    • Meeting point at 6:30pm for departure by buses
    • Dress code: Smart Elegant
  • From 5pm to 2am: Bar des Sommeliers !

Wednesday, February 8th 2023

  • Breakfast (@hotel)
  • Full day quarter final (@hotel)
  • Lunch (@hotel)
  • 7:30pm: Classic Parisian brasserie diner
    • Meeting point at 7pm for departure by walk
    • Dress code: Casual
  • From 5pm to 2am: Bar des Sommeliers !

Thursday, February 9th 2023

  • Day-off of Contest
  • Breakfast (@hotel)
  • 9am to 10am: Masterclass (@hotel)
  • 10:30am to 11:30am: Masterclass (@hotel)
  • Lunch (@hotel)
  • 2pm to 4pm: Visit of an iconic venue of Paris
    • Meeting point at 1:30pm for departure by buses
  • 7:30pm: Cocktail evening – Semi-finalists announcement
    • Meeting point at 6:30pm for departure by buses
    • Dress code: Smart Elegant // Sommelier attire for candidates
  • From 5pm to 2am: Bar des Sommeliers !

Friday, February 10th 2023

  • Breakfast (@hotel)
  • Full day semi-final (@hotel)
  • Lunch (@hotel)
  • 3:30pm to 4:30pm: Masterclass (@hotel)
  • 5pm to 6pm: Masterclass (@hotel)
  • 7:30pm: Diner on River Seine – Gerard Basset celebration evening
    • Meeting point at 6:30pm for departure by buses
    • Dress code: Smart Elegant
  • From 5pm to 2am: Bar des Sommeliers !

Saturday, February 11th 2023

  • Day-off of Contest
  • Breakfast (@hotel)
  • 9am to 10am: Masterclass (@hotel)
  • 10:30am to 11:30am: Masterclass (@hotel)
  • Lunch (@hotel)
  • 2pm to 3pm: Masterclass (@hotel)
  • 3:30pm to 4:30pm: Masterclass (@hotel)
  • Diner: Free
  • From 5pm to 2am: Bar des Sommeliers !

Sunday, February 12th 2023

  • Breakfast (@hotel)
  • 9am to 10am: Masterclass (@hotel)
  • 10:30am to 11:30am: Masterclass (@hotel)
  • Lunch (@hotel)
  • 2pm to 6pm: Grand Final
    • Meeting point at 12:45 for departure by buses
    • Dress code: Smart Elegant // Sommelier attire for candidates
  • 7:30pm: Gala diner and closing ceremony
    • Dress code: Tuxedo and gala dress

Monday, February 13th 2023

  • Breakfast (@hotel)
  • Vinexpo Paris / Wine Paris fair
  • Departure

 

Entry requirements for France

Please use this link to review the entry requirements specific to you: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/

  • Covid-19

“Travelers no longer have to complete any formalities before their arrival in France”

Wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory but highly recommended.

Please check specifities regarding your country of departure.

  • Visa

Please check specifities regarding your country of departure.

 

Arrival airports

Paris has two airports, Charles De Gaulle (CDG) and Orly.

Candidates registration form //
Formulaire d'inscription des candidats

Personal data / Données personnelles

Please include Country code, national destination code and subscriber number / Veuillez inclure l'indicatif du pays, l'indicatif national de destination et le numéro d'abonné

Representing country / Pays représenté

I attest and sign I have not represented different countries in two consecutive ASI competitions.
J’atteste et je signe que je n’ai pas représenté des pays différents dans deux concours ASI consécutifs.

Additional information / Informations complémentaires

You can only choose one language (other than your national language) / Vous ne pouvez choisir qu'une seule langue (différente de votre langue maternelle)

Social Media

Requested documents for registration / Documents requis pour l'inscription

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Privacy policy / Politique de confidentialité

Rules / Règlement
Enter your name here as signature / Entrez ici votre nom comme signature