September 19th to 22nd, 2021, Warsaw, Poland.

Registration: July 11th to 25th, 2021

ASI is pleased to launch its first ever intensive training camp for sommeliers, ASI Bootcamp. As part of ASI’s overall mandate to celebrate the aspirations of all its member country sommeliers, Bootcamp will expose a broader group of sommeliers to the highest level of sommelier training. Classes, workshops and blind tasting exercises will be conducted by tutors appointed by the Directors of the respective committees and also supported by short online lectures by select ASI Partners. Through the Bootcamp program ASI will expose successful candidates to two and a half days of top-level instruction.

Key Dates

Sunday, July 11, 2021 to Sunday, July 25, 2021

  • Registrations for candidates open

August 6, 2021

  • Announcement of winning candidates via ASI Internal Newsletter

August 13, 2021

  • Payment of 100 euro attendance fee due (this fee includes all instruction, wines, meals, and hotels. All other expenses including travel to and from Warsaw or to and from Bootcamp headquarters to airport/train station etc. is the responsibility of the national association, and/or candidate.

Tentative program overview

Sunday, September 19, 2021

  • Individual delegates arrival
  • Evening, Welcome Event

Monday, September 20, 2021

  • Full day ASI Bootcamp

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Full day ASI Bootcamp

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • Morning / half day ASI Bootcamp
  • Afternoon, departure


Please note a complete program will be provided in the weeks leading up to Bootcamp.

Please carefully read all the guidelines for the candidate selection process.

Number of candidates:

  • 40 people from Europe and Africa.
  • 4 seats reserved for non-European member countries.

Selection Protocol:

The nominations must be sent to ASI by the President of each member country and not by the candidates. Failure to adhere to the process may result in the disqualification of a candidate.

The nominations must be sent to ASI by the President of each member country or the candidate, including a letter of confirmation of the national President.

Each member country nominates 2 candidates and an ASI Jury will select 1 candidate maximum per country.

Jury in charge of Selection:

  • Continental Vice-President where the bootcamp is taking place
  • Directors of Education, Exam and Competition Committees.
  • Liaison Officer

Selection Criteria:

  • Any candidate must never have reached the semi- finals of any Continental or World Competition organised by ASI
  • A good knowledge of English required
  • Priority will be given to candidates preparing for the ASI Diploma Exams
  • Candidates should express a desire to broaden their knowledge and share the bootcamp experience among the members of her/his association afterwards.

Required Documents for Application:

  • Online candidate registration form (will be opened on July 11th below)
  • Application letter explaining why they should be selected identifying their short and long term goals and how they plan to share the knowledge attained through Bootcamp to others.
  • Video (as link accesible for Jury, e.g. YouTube, Vimeo or other platforms) of maximum 2 minutes in length: short presentation (name, etc) and answering the following question: Present one national/typical beverage from your country.*
  • Signed letter of commitment to attend the Bootcamp

*By submitting an application, it is understood videos may be used on ASI’s various platforms (newsletter, website and social media).

Additional Considerations:

  • There will be a nominal candidate registration fee of 100 €. This includes training, accommodation and meals. Does not include travel to and from Warsaw or to and from Bootcamp headquarters to airport, train station etc.
  • Payment by credit card or bank transfer only, deadline August 13th, 2021- Candidates will need to provide the necessary travel documentation to be able to enter the country where the bootcamp is taking place (visa, valid passport, Covid-19 tests, etc). Details to be updated as information with respect to Covid-19 protocols change.


Please direct any questions regarding ASI Bootcamp to Maria Laura Ortiz: [email protected]

This form is currently closed for submissions.