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For most people, anniversaries are joyously celebrated with champagne.

Naturally, when you’re the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, milestone events are cause to celebrate with champagne, but also in Champagne.  

Of course, we are talking about the ASI’s 50th anniversary, which will be commemorated over two days (October 7th & 8th, 2019), first in Reims and then in the area of Épernay.

The ASI was born 50 years ago in the cradle of our profession, in France, in Reims, and it has successfully grown well beyond those borders. Today we are proud of our 55 active national association members, 4 observer and 6 applying observer countries across all continents. This represents a significant number of sommeliers from around the world …

So we invite you to join us for what will surely be one of the greatest gatherings of international sommeliers in history. Come raise your glass with us! And take part in all the activities that are being organized for this unique occasion. We are not 50 years old everyday!

The ASI Association of Sommeliers International General Assembly 2019 will be held in Reims, Champagne.

Click here to view the ASI website

Please don’t hesitate! Register now!

The registration fee* is 250 € per person.

Early bird registration fee is only 200 € per person for people registering until September 15th. 

*This event is only open to members of a Sommelier Association affiliated with ASI and their spouses/partners.

Monday, October 7th

11.30 – 19.00 – in the Grande Halle du Boulingrin, Reims

Wine and Champagne Fair with some 170 exhibitors of champagne, wine and spirits.
Gourmet delicacies like cheeses, oysters, caviar etc. throughout the day
Over 15 Master classes to choose from including (more information on registration will be forwarded).

All Master classes will be held in English language or translated to English

  • Champagne Collet
  • Focus on the Blancs de Noirs
  • Champagne Veuve Clicquot
  • Cuvée La Grande Dame 2008 white and rosé + mini vertical tasting of Grande Dame White
  • Champagne Perrier-Jouët
  • Blanc de Blancs
  • Champagne GH Mumm
  • The Vintages
  • Advini
  • Horizontal Vintage 2017 : 1st Growth Bordeaux Left and Right Bank
  • Château La Grâce Dieu des Prieurs
  • Discover the Art Russe collection
  • Champagne Jean Hû
  • Discover the cuvées and the Champagne Jean Hû estate
  • Champagne Bourdaire Gallois
  • Discover the terroir from Saint-Thierry massif
  • Champagne Philipponnat

« Hot Terroirs and Hot Vintages, Clos des Goisses. Why the global warming is not a problem »


Discover the most famous Chinese Spirit, Moutai

  • CVBG – Thiénot
  • Diversity of Bordeaux terroirs through the Essence de Dourthe tasting
  • Chef & Sommelier
  • Creation process  of the new champagne glass
  • Château Phélan Ségur
  • ViniPortugal



19.00 – 21.00 – in the Grande Halle du Boulingrin, Reims

Potée Champenoise – local “grape pickers” stew which was traditionally prepared on grape harvesting day.
ASI 50th Anniversary celebration

21.00 – …After party (location to be confirmed)

optional: 10.00 – Visit of Abbaye Saint-Pierre d’Hautvillers, which hosted Dom Pérignon

10.30 – 17.00  Enjoy the landscape of the villages of Champagne on the way to Chouilly / Épernay by bus (included to registration fee)
Discover the villages of Champagne
Walking tasting of Jeunes Talents de Champagne (young talents of Champagne) in the beautiful panoramic room at Nicolas Feuillatte, located in the middle of the vineyards
Courtesy call on the mayor of Épernay at Town Hall
Transfer by bus back to Reims

20.00 – …Ningxia Helan Mountain Eastern Foothills Wine Region Evening at Salon Degermann


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ASI 50th Anniversary CelebrationOctober 7 October --- masterclasses, tastings and Tuesday, 8 October - events in Epernay.Available from Thu 1 Aug 2019 until Sun 6 Oct 2019