During the recent General Assembly, a number of continental and world sommelier contests were presented and confirmed, starting with the Asia-Oceania championship that will be held in Kyoto, Japan, on October 15-18, 2018. In addition to the extremely interesting program and competitions, it should be pointed out that the entire competition will be financed from the Japanese Association of Sommeliers’ own budget, without a contribution from ASI. Members of other national associations will also have the opportunity to register in advance for an exceptionally interesting program in Japan.
After the Asia-Oceania competition, the ASI Contest for Best Sommelier of the World, the most prestigious competition in the profession, will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, on March 10-15, 2019. Organizers have put together a very solid program for all participants.
More continental competitions are set to follow the World’s Best Sommelier. The next European contest will be held in Cyprus in 2020, followed by the next Asia-Oceania continental competition, which will take place in Australia in 2021.
Further information about upcoming competitions can be found on our website here.