Following Elyse Lambert in 2009 and Véronique Rivest in 2012,both from Canada, as the first winner of this contest, Ghislain Caron, once again a girl wins the title of Best Sommelier of the Americas!
After very difficult final tests, the candidate representing Switzerland became the 14th Best Sommelier of the World.
The 12th A.S.I. Contest of the Best Sommelier of Europe took place in Strasbourg, Alsace, at the Palais des Congres et de la Musique, on November 22nd. Paolo Basso won the competition and became the Best Sommelier of Europe 2010 in front of a large and enthusiastic audience.
"The 1st Contest of the Best Sommelier of Asia-Oceania" organized by the Association of Sommellerie Internationale (A.S.I.) was held at the Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka on November 18, 2009.
The Competition of the Best Sommelier Europeen 2008 by A.S.I. For the first time since the creation of the competition of the Best Sommelier in Europe, in 1988, the award returns to a professional wearing the colors of Turkey.
After two days of competition it was the Swedish Competitor Andreas Larsson who has been awarded Best Sommelier of the World on Sunday 20th of May.