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ASI Diploma: 52 new ASI Sommeliers in 2020

14 national associations organized the certification tests for the ASI Diploma for 74 candidates on March 2nd.

Some of them, such as Argentina, France, the Netherlands and Serbia, also welcomed candidates from other countries. Thanks to all of them. And hats off to newcomers like Argentina, Kazakhstan, Thailand and Ukraine!

A total of 74 candidates therefore took part in the 2020 exam and 52 of them were successful. This shows a good progression in their preparation since the ASI Diploma was introduced. Let’s not forget that becoming an ASI Sommelier opens doors all over the world!

Here are the results in each organizing country:

Argentina

  • Martin Bruno – GOLD Excellence
  • Andrés Lafarge – GOLD
  • Agustina Larriera – GOLD
  • David Paredes – SILVER
  • Leonor Soza de la Carrera – SILVER

Australia

  • Maximilian Gurtler – GOLD

China/Hong Kong

  • Reeze Choi – GOLD
  • Derek – GOLD
  • Nick Koon – SILVER

Hungary

  • Lázló Angerman – GOLD
  • Zsollt Bartalics – GOLD
  • Dávid Kinces – SILVER
  • Mihály Lippai – GOLD

Japan

  • Tatsuya Asakura – SILVER
  • Ryosuke Imai – SILVER
  • Daichi Hasegawa – GOLD
  • Rie Matsuki – GOLD
  • Keigo Nagura – GOLD
  • Ryoga Nakamura – GOLD
  • Misaki Otsuka – SILVER
  • Masakatsu Yatabe – SILVER

Kazakhstan

  • Ratmir Akhmetov – GOLD
  • Alexandre Averianov – SILVER
  • Zulfiya Ibragimova – GOLD
  • Anton Khasbiyev – SILVER
  • Dayana Nassyrova – GOLD

Korea

  • Soo Min Cho – GOLD
  • Jun Seon Choi – GOLD
  • Woong Hwangbo – GOLD
  • Jae Min Ju – GOLD
  • Kyo Dong Kim – SILVER
  • Seon Woo Kim – SILVER
  • Kwang Yeol Lee – SILVER
  • Seong Hoon Lee – SILVER
  • Jong Ho Roh – GOLD

Netherlands

  • Tony Lecuroux – GOLD Excellence / First of Class
  • Shelina Sars – SILVER

Russia

  • Grigorii Chegodaev – GOLD
  • Maksim Khizhniakov – SILVER
  • Valeriy Kiselyov – SILVER
  • Ksenia Kovchina – SILVER
  • Roman Ivanov – SILVER
  • Vadim Martyniuk – GOLD
  • Polina Podbelskaia – SILVER

Serbia

  • Dragisa Damljanovic – SILVER
  • Josip Oriskovic – SILVER

Thailand

  • Vongsatit Kaewnak – SILVER
  • Watchara Leelao – SILVER

Ukraine

  • Stanislav Borysov – SILVER
  • Bogdan Pavliukh – GOLD

Venezuela

  • Dinah Casares – BRONZE
  • Hector Gascon – BRONZE Excellence

 

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