Welcome to the Best USA Sommelier Competition 2019!
The Best USA Sommelier Competition 2019 is a new competition organized by a dedicated group of sommeliers and wine professionals. Its purpose is to select the United States representative to the ASI Best Sommelier of the World competition, next held in Antwerp from March 11th to March 15th, 2019.
About the competition
The Best USA Sommelier Competition is organized by the Best USA Sommelier Association with the support of the ASI (Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, or International Sommellerie Association). A Technical Committee, co-chaired by Doug Frost MW MS and Andres Rosberg, president of ASI, is responsible for the planning, setting up and efficient running of the tests.
The Best USA Sommelier Association is a new organization comprised of sommeliers from North America, led by Doug Frost, Master Sommelier and Master of Wine. The organization is currently seeking 501C3 non-profit status.
ASI – Association de la Sommellerie Internationale
ASI is a non-profit organization founded in Reims on June 3-4, 1969, and based in Paris, France. It brings together the national sommelier associations of sixty countries, and represents a global community of dozens of thousands of sommeliers around the world. It promotes sommellerie worldwide by increasing awareness about it, developing sommellerie where it doesn’t yet exist, improving the level of sommeliers where it does, and educating consumers and professionals alike. It defends the ethics of the profession and advocates for the consumption of alcoholic beverages in moderation. It is notably responsible for major international sommelier competitions, including three continental contests and the ASI Best Sommelier of the World competition held every three years since 1969.
The Best USA Sommelier Competition 2019 will take place as follows:
Registration must take place prior to December 22, 2018 January 5, 2019
On-line examination to take place on January 14, 2019
Final competition in Kansas City on February 4 and 5, 2019
If you are interested in competing in the Best USA Sommelier Competition 2019, please register by purchasing a ticket on this page. Note: The ticket purchase registers you to take the written exam and will include the subsequent competition round, should you advance to the next stage.