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ASI Diploma: 49 new Certified sommeliers in 2019

On May 2, the results of the 2019 ASI Diploma exams were officially announced, with 49 of 68 candidates passing the test. 15 obtained a gold-level diploma, 31 silver and 3 bronze. Congratulations to all our new ASI sommeliers!

Since the inception of the program, there have been a total of 68 gold level, 173 silver level and 3 Bronze diplomas issued, for a total of 244 candidates certified by ASI in 32 countries. ASI Diploma exams are supervised by the Certification Exam Committee, headed by director Giuseppe Vaccarini (Italy) and coordinator Michèle Aström Chantôme (Morocco), with logistics by Alberto Merico (Italy). Other committee members are Saiko Tamura Soga (Japan), Edwin Raben (Netherlands) and Jean-Vincent Ridon (South Africa).

Here is the full list of the ASI Diploma Class of 2019:

Australia

  • Yuki Hirose – Gold
  • Carlos Simoes – Gold
  • Cyril Thévenet – Gold

Austria

  • Andreas Jechsmayr – Gold
  • Emmanuel Rosier – Gold

Croatia

  • Ivan Jug – Gold
  • Siniša Lasan – Gold
  • Marko Šram – Silver

Estonia

  • Urvo Ugandi – Gold
  • Ketri Leis – Silver

Finland

  • Juulia Eloranta – Silver
  • Taneli Lehtonen –Silver
  • Kirsi Seppänen – Silver

Greece

  • Panagiotis Katsoudas – Silver

Japan

  • Daichi Nomura – Gold
  • Hiroki Ikeda – Silver
  • Daiki Ishihara – Silver
  • Fumikazu Shike – Silver
  • Yoshiteru Shimizu – Silver
  • Yosuke Suematsu – Silver
  • Kodai Watanabe – Silver

Netherlands

  • Frank Van Scheijndel – Silver

New Zealand

  • Andrea Martinisi – Gold

Poland

  • Pawel Jan Rog – Silver
  • Kajetan Zalewski – Silver

Russia

  • Olesya Alexandrova – Silver
  • Natalia Denisova – Silver
  • Svetlana Dobrynina – Silver
  • Egor Iksanov – Silver
  • Denis Iurchenko – Silver
  • Jegor Marchenko – Silver
  • Veronika Smirnova – Silver
  • Marina Tonkova – Silver

Serbia

  • Anika Manojlovic – Silver

South Africa

  • Spencer Fondaumiere – Bronze (Silver level)

South Korea

  • Minseok Kyung – Gold
  • Hyesung An – Silver
  • Juyong Kim – Silver
  • Hyeongwoo Oh – Silver
  • Kibeom Song –Silver
  • Hyojung Yoon –Silver

United Kingdom

  • Tamas Czinki – Gold
  • Gareth Ferreira – Gold
  • Marco Iaccarino – Gold
  • Quentin Loisel – Gold
  • Charles Carron-Brown– Bronze (Silver level)
  • Seika Hosokawa –Silver
  • Michihito Higashihara  –Silver

Venezuela

  • Aurora Garcia – Bronze Excellence (Gold level)
All ASI Sommeliers

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