Association de la Sommellerie Internationale
With Belgium as the hosting country, our prestigious international championship has made full circle: the very first Sommelier World Championship also took place here. This milestone event is hosted by the Belgian Sommelier Guild, and takes place in the magnificent Flemish city of Antwerp.
Marking the 50th anniversary, the 2019 edition of the Best Sommelier of the World is an important occasion for the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale. Founded in Reims on 3 June 1969 as a small non-profit organisation, the association promotes and enhances the profession of the sommelier.
Over the past fifty years, ASI has brought together national sommelier associations from around the world and promoted their establishment in countries where they didn’t exist. ASI now has over 50,000 sommelier members from more than 60 countries.