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 Board resulted in many positive decisions for the future of the association and the profession.
The Association of Sommeliers of Georgia, headed by President Shalva Khetsuriani, took advantage of the assembly’s presence in their country to organize a six-day program of visits. Together with Georgian Sommelier Association co-organizer from Georgian side was National Wine Agency of Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia with support of Georgian National Tourism Administration. Georgia, as one of today’s most attractive wine destinations, was able to showcase its image as the cradle of wine civilization through a series of tastings and presentations of its wine history, including the origins of the country’s unique, multi-millenial tradition of making qvevri wines- those orange/amber wines macerated on skins in underground amphorae.
You may fine more information about the assembly here.