Hva er A.S.I. - Association de la Sommellerie Internationale

Norsk Vinkelnerforening er tilknyttet Association de la Sommellerie Internationale for å delta i, samt bringe fram kandidater til, EM og VM for vinkelnere. Det er presidenten i Vinkelnerforeningen som er kontaktperson for A.S.I., men også andre styremedlemmer kan ha oppgaver mot A.S.I.

Det sittende styret i A.S.I. (2017-2019) består av følgende medlemmer:

Andrés Rosberg (Argentina) – President
Michèle Aström Chântome (Marokko) – General  Secretary
Michelle McCarthy (Canada) – Deputy General Secretary
Philippe Faure-Brac (Frankrike) – Treasurer
Samuil Angelov (Finland) – Deputy Treasurer
Ricardo Grellet (Chile) – Visepresident Amerika
Saiko Tamura (Japan) – Visepresident Asia
William Wouters (Belgia) – Visepresident for Europa

A.S.I. Styret 2017-2019. Fra venstre: Ricardo Grellet, Saiko Tamura, Samuil Angelov, Philipp Faure-Brac, Andrés Rosberg, Michèle A. Châontome, Michelle McCarthy, William Wouters

Info om A.S.I. på engelsk

The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (A.S.I.) has set itself the task of constructing this necessary continuous training program, which in the form of courses, books and regularly updated training material will supply the framwork for the continous updating of information indispensable in a porfession which must constantly adapt ot the ceaseless evolution in techniques and tastes.

A.S.I., a non-profit making organization, was founded in Reims (France) on the 3 – 4 June 1969, and has the following aims:

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

A.S.I. 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.

The A.S.I. legal Headquarters are located in Paris (France) and is administered by the member country holding the presidency for a three-year period. The Council comprises of the President, a General Secretary, helped by an assistant Secretary, a Treasurer and an assistant Treasurer, as well as the Presidents of each national member association or their elected representatives