Opening Ceremony A.S.I Sommelier Cup for Europe & Africa in Vienna

From May 8th to May 13th, 2017, the 38 best sommeliers from Europe and Africa will meet in Vienna – for a competition that offers insight into the skills of the exclusive top league of international sommeliers. Sommelier delegations from 59 nations are expected. The Austrian Sommelier Union is organising a diverse programme of wine tours and specialist commented tastings. The event is one that will not likely reoccur again soon – the last time Austria was the host venue for such a competition was in 1998. Jean Vincent Ridon, SASA Member, is the only South African participating.