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The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale was founded in Reims (France) on June 3rd 1969 – 50 years ago today!

Since that day, it has had the following aims:
– To bring together the national sommelier associations (just one member association per country) and to promote their founding where they do not yet exist
– To co-ordinate actions aimed at developing and advancing the profession by various means (training courses, etc.)
– To enhance the sommelier’s profession and educate consumers
– To defend the ethics of the profession.

Let’s all raise our glass to the official International Sommelier day!