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The 1st Contest of the Best Sommelier of Asia-Oceania

"The 1st Contest of the Best Sommelier of Asia-Oceania" organized by the Association of Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) was held at the Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka on November 18, 2009.
The Peter Lehmann Shiraz Award winner and the SOPEXA French Wine Award winner were also selected at the contest.

  1. Winner : Satoru Mori (Japan)
  2. Second : Franck Moreau (Australia)
  3. Third : Nobuhiro Tani (Japan)

Twenty sommeliers from ten nations and regions from the Asia6oceania area participated in the semifinal of the Contest held on 17th November, 2009 as a closed contest.

As the result of the semifinal, Mori and Tani of La Tour d’Argent ( Hotel New Otani Tokyo) and Franck Moreau of Merivale Group (Australia) were selected for the final.

The three candidates in front of an audience of about 500 people, had to face six practical tests.

 




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