ASI Announces Semi-Finalists of ‘Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa’ Contest 2021 – Cyprus in Style

SEMI-FINALISTS IN BEST SOMMELIER OF EUROPE & AFRICA 2021

THE SEMI-FINALISTS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!

Presented by Association de la Sommellerie (ASI)

The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) is pleased to announce the semi-finalists of the Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa Contest in Limassol, Cyprus. One of three continental competitions hosted by ASI, the contest challenges the best sommeliers of Europe and Africa in a multi-day test of knowledge and skills. Furthermore, as one of three continental contest winners, the contest winner will automatically qualify for the ASI Best Sommelier of the World contest to be held in Paris, France, in 2023.

ASI President William Wouters says, “I would like to congratulate the candidates that have successfully qualified for the semi-finals of the ASI Contest Best Sommelier Europe & Africa. The results of the contest reaffirm that the world of sommeliers is growing and expanding. Our sommelier world is increasingly reflective of the diversity of our world. We are so proud of all candidates that chose to compete and are excited to invite this select group to tomorrow’s semi-final competition.”

Announcing the Semi-Finalists:

  • Suvad Zlatic, Austria
  • Jacub Pribyl, Czech Republic
  • Roman Sosnovskiy, Russia
  • Ketri Leis, Estonia
  • Maximillian Wilm, Germany
  • Salvatore Castano, Italy
  • Nina Jensen, Denmark
  • Eric Zwiebel, United Kingdom
  • Jo Wessel, South Africa
  • Réza Nahaboo, Switzerland

All semi-finalists will be acknowledged on stage at the Rialto Theatre on Friday, immediately before announcing the three finalists and the start of the final competition. The final can be watched live on Friday, November 19th, on YouTube.

Meet the UK Candidate, Sommelier and Vice President of the UK Sommelier Association, Éric Zwiebel, in an exclusive interview with Cyprus in Style Magazine, during his recent research trip to the Island. Read the Interview here.

Meet the Cypriot candidate who also currently holds the title of ‘Best Sommelier of Cyprus’, Andreas Kyprianou, in an exclusive interview with Cyprus in Style Magazine. Read the Interview here.

Published by Cyprus in Style Magazine | November 2021 | #InStyleBusinessNetwork | Semi-Finalists in Best Sommelier of Europe & Africa 2021

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