ASI Diploma Examination for Sommeliers (English)

  • New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
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The ASI Diploma establishes international standards that promote greater quality and professionalism in the quality of sommelier work worldwide.

Applicants must be working sommeliers in restaurants, wine bars, wine retail, distribution with at least 4 years of sommelier experience.

Candidates can opt between taking the exam in a second language (French, English or Spanish) or in their native language. This language requirement, which is only present at the Diploma level, encourages sommeliers to master a language beyond their own. 

  • Gold Designation: Candidates who achieve at least 70% on the exam in a foreign language
  • Silver Designation: Candidates who achieve at least 60% on the exam in a foreign language
  • Bronze designation: Candidates who achieve the same level of expert knowledge but are not fluent in a foreign language.
  • Sommeliers who have obtained a Bronze or Silver diploma are always welcome re-sit again.

Mentoring sessions and briefings will held as part of New Zealand Sommeliers Tasting Club during 2023. 

Registrations close: Monday 26  February 2024. Cost $550 includes $100 discount.

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This international examination is held once each year and enables New Zealand candidates to achieve this accreditation.


ASI Diploma have been earned by sommeliers from many nations: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.


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General Admission


Available until 19 Feb 2024