CYPRUS

Association Chypriote des Sommeliers

Postal Address: P.O.Box 56783, 3310 Limassol , Cyprus
Tel: 00357 99471567
Fax: 0035726945502
E-mail: gkassianos@cytanet.com.cy

Year of foundation: 2002
Year of joining the A.S.I.: 2003

The Cyprus Sommeliers Association was formed in June 2002. It was a necessity for the Island which has a great number of hotels and a large number of high quality restaurants. It is a member of ASI since the Annual General Meeting in Andorra in 2003. Now-a-days it has 92 professional members who work at the most famous hotels and restaurants or they have their own restaurants, wine cellars and other wine business. By teaching our members and wine lovers, we try to promote the profession of the Sommelier using also the mass media. We cooperate with the wineries, the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Commerce and the Cyprus Tourist Organization, the wine importers and other Associations. We organize our National Competition every two years and we participate in the Trophée Ruinart competition now the Best Sommelier of Europe and the World Competition.

competitions

National Trophée Ruinart 2001- 2003 - 2005
National Trophy 2007 (La Maison du Vin)
National Trophy 2009
National Trophy 2012

training

Advanced Course for Professional Sommeliers in Cyprus with the patronage of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI), 80 hours (27 persons) in February and 40 hours in November 2006 (33 persons). Participating in various wine tastings, presentations, visiting the wineries and other activities.
As of last we have developed a full-time sommelier course part of
the Universal Syllabus in preparing members for A.S.I. International Sommelier
Exams.

members

105

activities and projects

Training for the sommeliers in February 2006, November 2006, presentation of wine glasses, visits to breweries and wineries.participation at the 1st World Congress, participation at the General Assembly of ASI since 2003, “Workshop” to find the most suitable glass for Commandaria and Maratheftiko wine in collaboration with Schott Zwiesel in 2006, National Competition for the Best Sommelier, participation in European and world competitions.
Also contributing to Limassol and Pafos Wine Festivals, Commandaria Festival and organizing seminars, lectures and presentations on wine & spirits.

  • Chef&Sommelier
  • AUSTRIAN WINE
  • MOËT & CHANDON
  • S.PELLEGRINO & ACQUA PANNA
  • SommelierS International
  • SUNTORY
  • VINEXPO
  • ViniPortugal
  • Chef&Sommelier
  • AUSTRIAN WINE
  • MOËT & CHANDON
  • S.PELLEGRINO & ACQUA PANNA
  • SommelierS International
  • SUNTORY
  • VINEXPO
  • ViniPortugal
  • Chef&Sommelier
  • AUSTRIAN WINE
  • MOËT & CHANDON
  • S.PELLEGRINO & ACQUA PANNA
  • SommelierS International
  • SUNTORY
  • VINEXPO
  • ViniPortugal