De Lores Malin was crowned Best Sommelier of Mauritius 2019 in front of a full house in the magnificent Caudan Art Center in Port Louis. Malin prevailed against 2 other finalists at the August 2019 event: Shani Ramasawmy (runner up) and Jean Devaux (runner up in 2016 and 3rd place finisher this time). The contest is held every three years.
The Sommeliers Association of Mauritius (ASIM) was accepted as an active member of the International Sommeliers Association (ASI) in June 2017. Thanks to that status, Mauritius can send candidates on a regular basis to various international contests, including the Best Sommelier in Europe & Africa and the Best World Sommelier.