AMERICAN BEST SOMMELIER

SERIES COMPETITIONS

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American Sommelier is revolutionizing the way the world thinks about wine. Committed to empowering both the consumer and professional to make informed and intelligent choices, the organization serves as a forum where all wine lovers may gather to speak as equals.

American Sommelier offers a comprehensive curriculum of wine education and provides a wide range of additional benefits to its members. The organization hosts seminars, tastings, and networking opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills and to promote a vibrant wine community. Since 1998, American Sommelier has hosted the biennial “Best Sommelier in America” competition that recognizes excellence in the wine service industry.

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Past Winners

BEST SOMMELIER IN AMERICA 2011

Hosted by American Sommelier
April 16-17, 2011 at the Jumeirah Essex House

BEST SOMMELEIR IN AMERICA 2009

Hosted by the American Sommelier Assocation
at the Jumeirah Essex House
April 5 & 6, 2009

Winner - Michael Engelmann (Gary Danko, San Francisco)
1st Runner Up - Fernando Beteta M.S. (NoMi, Chicago)
2nd Runner Up - Inez Ribustello (On the Square, Tarboro NC)
3rd Runner Up - Hristo Zisovski (Restaurant Jean Georges, NYC)

 

BEST SOMMELIER IN AMERICA 2007

2007 Best Sommelier in America competition
Hosted by the American Sommelier Association
January 29 & 30, 2007 at the Jumeirah Essex House

Winner: Aldo Sohm (Wallse)
1st Runner Up: Yannick Benjamin (Le Du's Wines)
2nd Runner Up: Troy Weissman (Southgate)

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BEST SOMMELIER NEW ENGLAND

MAINE, NEW HAMPHSHIRE, VERMONT, CONNECTICUT,  RHODE ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS

DATE: March 10 - Theory / May 22 - Practical 

LOCATION: Maine

BEST SOMMELIER MID ATLANTINC

New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky

DATE: March 24 2017 - Theory Exam / June 5 2017 - Practical Final

LOCATION: TBA

BEST SOMMELIER SOUTH EAST  

Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida 

DATE: March 24 2017 - Theory Exam / June 5 2017 - Practical Final

LOCATION: TBA

BEST SOMMELIER MID WEST

North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio                                                  

DATE: TBA

LOCATION: TBA

BEST SOMMELIER WEST COAST 

Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah,Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii

DATE: March 24 2017 - Theory Exam / June 5 2017 - Practical Final

LOCATION: TBA

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