Updated: Dec 9, 2022
The ASI Certification 1 is suitable for any candidate looking to validate his/her competencies and obtain an international validation of his/her sommelier skills. This Certification is the first step into the ASI exam program and compliments the SASA Junior sommelier certification with a greater focus on international wines.
Any candidate who achieves a pass rate of a minimum of 65% will be awarded a certificate. This certificate will be signed by the ASI Exam Committee Director and the ASI President and will be issued by SASA.
You must be a SASA member. To become a member, click here.
DATE: 21st November 2022
TIME: 10:00 am
Cape Town: “The Wine Library” at Culture Wine Bar 103 Bree St.
Johannesburg: Swiss Hotel School, Turaco House, 33-35 Bond St, Ferndale, Randburg
Durban: Nedbank House, 30 Ingcuce Street, 13th Floor Suite 1302 (Albert street)
Questions of different formats will be used:
Short answers, multiple choices, maps, fill-the-blanks, pictures, short descriptions, calculations...
Note that an incorrect answer may yield a penalty point for multiple choice as per the ASI Guidelines.
The assessment will consist of 100 questions, yielding different points based on their complexity. The minimum pass mark is 65%.
The total of possible points shall be spread according to the following indicative formula: - Wine Knowledge 45% - Viticulture and Oenology 10% - Spirits 10% - Sommelier Skills 25% - Other Beverages 10%
Check the list of competencies here.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.