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Celebration ASI 50th anniversary

For most people, anniversaries are joyously celebrated with champagne.

Naturally, when you’re the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, milestone events are cause to celebrate with champagne, but also in Champagne.

Of course, we are talking about the ASI’s 50th anniversary, which will be commemorated over two days (October 7th & 8th, 2019), first in Reims and then in the area of Épernay.

The ASI was born 50 years ago in the cradle of our profession, in France, in Reims, and it has successfully grown well beyond those borders. Today we are proud of our 55 active national association members, 4 observer and 6 applying observer countries across all continents. This represents a significant number of sommeliers from around the world…

So we invite you to join us for what will surely be one of the greatest gatherings of international sommeliers in history. Come raise your glass with us! And take part in all the activities that are being organized for this unique occasion. We are not 50 years old everyday!

Please find all information about the celebration ASI 50th anniversary here: ASI 50 years

Marc Almert from Germany is the new ASI Best Sommelier of the World

Photo: Jean Bernard

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 audience of over 1,100 people, Marc Almert, a 27-year-old sommelier from Germany who works at the Baur du Lac Hotel in Zurich, was declared the winner of the 2019 ASI Best Sommelier of the World.

Please find all information about the competition Best Sommelier of the World 2019 here: BSOW 2019

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