Argentina first as sommelier Rosberg heads global guild

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By Buenos Aires Herald

Andrés Rosberg, the former president of the Argentine Sommelier Association (AAS), was anointed head of the Asociación de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) last Thursday in Bordeaux, France. He is the first sommelier from the Americas in the international sommellerie association’s 48-year history to take up this post.

He told the Buenos Aires Herald: “We’ve been working toward this goal for many years and it will surely have direct implications for Argentine wine and sommellerie. In 2012, the AAS invited every ASI member nation’s president to Argentina to convince them to vote for us as future world cup hosts; we then hosted that contest in 2016. In addition, Paz Levinson (from Virtus restaurant, Paris) won the PanAmerican championship in 2015 then ranked fourth in the world last year. These, and other factors, all added up to help Argentina not only stand for the ASI presidency — but also win it.”

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