TURKEY

Türk Someyerleri Dernegi - TSD

Gursel Mah. Imrahor Cad. No.27
Kagithane – Istanbul, Turkey
Tel. +90 212 210 9310
Fax. +90 212 210 9300
randy@kemergida.com

Year of foundation : 2000
Year of joining the ASI : 2001

It is the only Muslim country, within the International Association. The association is a young, and small, but dynamic association consisting of Wine Trade Professionals, Wine Educators, Writers |Journalists, and of course young working sommeliers.

competitions

The first national competition will be held in 2009. Next National to be held this June 2010.

training

3 courses are presented: Base Course: totaling 48 hours - Intermediate Course: totaling 60 hours - Sommelier’s Course: totaling 120 hours. Both the Base & the Intermediate courses are a prerequist for admition to the Sommelier’s Course. Sommelier’s exam consists of 3 parts, total 3.5 hours: Written Exam 120 min - Blind Tasting (wines) 20 min./spirits 20 min - Practical 30 min. (Wine Service/Menu Correction/Cigar Service).

members

14

activities and projects

The goal is to raise the level of the profession of the sommelier, to that of the international standards found around the world. The aim is to teach, train and educate all members of the organization to prepare them for a true “career” in this important field. The intent is create sommeliers who will command, earn and deserve the respect which comes with the knowledge,
awareness, appreciation, fairness and the utmost in-depth understanding and passion, of the products, which they must deal with on a day to day basis. Then to apply this knowledge to the job in which they will be expected to perform, in the utmost professional manner.The intent is to develop sommeliers who will obtain the knowledge, understanding, respect, and passion, which will ultimately lead to, success and appreciation amongst their peers and clients. Not only here in Turkey, but from around the world. All of this, within a framework of friendship and mutual cooperation,ultimately leading up to, competition with other nations and countries from around the world, embraced and surrounded by a brotherhood of mutual respect and appreciation, for this, most noble profession.

  • 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