SASA part of ASI

Friday, 7 July, 2017
South African Sommeliers Association
SASA is proud to announce that after 2 years of observer member status with the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale we have been unanimously voted in as a full active member of ASI at the recent AGM held last month (June) in Bordeaux.

SASA president, Higgo Jacobs, was in attendance to motivate this inclusion.

Further good news is that Mauritius was also adopted as a full member, thus joining Morocco and South Africa in our African presence. Hopefully one day in the not too distant future we will have our own regional chapter.

For now what is clear is that SASA remains the only key for sommeliers operating in South Africa to connect with the international sommelier fraternity by means of our accepted courses and of course competing in ASI world contests.

Further news to share from Bordeaux is the announcement of the new ASI executive board, as voted in at the AGM. They are:

Andres Rosberg (Argentina) - President
Michele Chantome (Morocco) - General Secretary
Michelle McCarthy (Canada) - Deputy General Secretary
Ricardo Grellet (Chile) - Vice President Americas
Saiko Tamura Soga (Japan) - Vice President Asia & Oceania
William Wouters (Belgium) - Vice President Europe
Philippe Faure-Brac - Treasurer
Samuil Angelov (Finland) - Deputy Treasurer