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  • ASI ANNOUNCES 3-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH CALIFORNIA WINES

    Paris, France. The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI, asi.info) – is pleased to announce the signing of a 3-year partnership with California Wines, an advocacy group supporting the California wine industry across the globe. According to ASI president William Wouters “creating this long-term partnership with California Wines, will support our presence in North America, but more…

  • ASI Congratulates Serge Dubs – Recipient of the first annual ASI Gérard Basset Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Paris, France. The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI, asi.info) – is pleased to announce Mr. Serge Dubs as the recipient of the first annual ASI Gérard Basset Lifetime Achievement Award. Nina Basset, wife of Gérard Basset, says of Mr. Dubs “he is one of the most highly respected sommeliers within the ASI, worldwide community. He was…

  • THE SOMMELIERS HAVE SPOKEN!

    William Wouters elected president of ASI, the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale 17 Nov 2020. William Wouters of Belgium has been elected the new president of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale. The vote was held as part of the organization’s annual General Assembly. Wouters is already a well-known figure within the organization, as an…

  • ASI welcomes five new Gold Partners

    The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) is proud to announce five new Gold partners. Each is a bellwether in its respective market segment: AdVini, terroir wine evangelists with 2,243 ha in the heart of the most famous French wine regions Familia Torres, Spanish premium wine and brandy producer whose roots in the Penedès near…

  • France voted host country for the ASI Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World 2022

    The votes are in and France has won! In an anonymous vote by the presidents of the member chapters of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI), France was selected to host the next Best Sommelier of the World Contest, to be held 8-13 May 2022. “It is a proud moment for our association,” said Philippe…

  • ASI Contest of the Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa 2020

    ASI Contest of the Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa 2020 to be held in Cyprus “1 Year to Go!” Limassol, Cyprus — Candidates from 3 African and 37 European countries will soon be squaring off in Cyprus for the title of “ASI Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa 2020.” The competition, to be held…

  • Arvid Rosengren elected director of the ASI Sommeliers Contest Commission

    Reims, France — The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) held its General Assembly in Reims, France on 5 – 6 October 2019. A number of important motions were put to vote and all of them passed unanimously. These included the appointment of a new chair and new member to the Sommeliers Contests Commission, the admission…

  • The new Champion: Marc Almert from Germany

    2019 ASI Best Sommelier of the World The audience of over 1,000 people cheered, laughed and applauded loudly during a stellar performance by Marc Almert, the candidate from Germany and sommelier at the Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, as he went through test after test with a remarkable combination of precision and charm.…

  • Marc Almert from Germany is the New ASI Best Sommelier of the World

    Sommelier from Germany takes the most coveted title in the profession after facing a record number of candidates, through three rounds of fierce competition in Belgium. At the end of a final round where the three top competitors had to show their knowledge of wine and talent for service and hospitality in front of an…

  • Ningxia: ASI’s Host and Partner in China

    ASI is very proud to announce a new, two-year partnership with Ningxia’s Helan Mountain Eastern Slope wine region in China, one of China’s fastest growing and best-established high quality wine producing regions, which will be host to the 2020 ASI Annual Meeting. “We are impressed with the enthusiastic welcome and the significant support that the…