Welcome to ASI – Association de la Sommellerie Internationale
(Association of Sommeliers worldwide).

As you can see, the former website has disappeared. This is only a temporary layout, as we are working on a complete relaunch. Stay tuned!

Learn more about ASI below @ “About us“.

We try to keep you updated – even on this temporary site – @ “News“.

About us


The responsibilities of a modern sommelier are today seen as going far beyond merely serving wines. As well as a complete knowledge of this field, and an indispensable gift for human relationships, he/she must also display a considerable understanding of purchase and stocks management. A good sommelier is today also associated with the marketing of the business.

While knowledge of wines and spirits can be acquired in specialist schools (such as Oenology Institutes) and the foundations of the trade in specialist institutions (hostelry schools, etc), there is no other means of acquiring the necessary experience other than informally throughout one’s career. This situation makes obvious the need for continuous training in the real sense of the word, which would consolidate scattered personal experiences by means of a rational approach.

ASI – Association de la Sommellerie Internationale

ASI is a non-profit organization and was founded in Reims (France) on June 3rd/4th, 1969.

Our aims are:

  • To bring together the national sommellerie associations (just one member association per country) and to promote their founding where they do not yet exist.
  • To co-ordinate actions aimed at developing and advancing the profession by various means (training courses, etc.).
  • To enhance the sommelier’s profession as well as educating the consumer.
  • To defend the ethics of the profession.

ASI participates in all events related to wine, spirits and other drinks, and is able to take any action directly or indirectly aimed at its objectives defined above.


New image of ASI

Version française ci-dessous As promised before the elections in Bordeaux, and after a few months of hard work by both the ASI P.R., Communications and Marketing Committee and the ASI Board, we are finally pleased to present the final ASI logo, approved by its members.  Voting for a new logo was done by email.  48 …

New president of Uruguay Sommelier Association is Adriana Rossi

Version française ci-dessous In April 2018, Uruguay Sommelier Association – AUSP had elections for a new president of the association. The new president is 34 years young Adriana Rossi from Montevideo. Adriana started her professional education in beverages in 2012, and since then she became an expert in different fields: beers, coffee and sommelier. She …


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