Chiang Mai Sommelier to Rep Thailand in World Sommelier Competition

 | Thu 14 Mar 2019 13:23 ICT

Wine lovers unite in supporting Chiang Mai’s very own one and only sommelier, Pakpoom ‘Ton’ Towatcharakun, resident sommelier at Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai, who has recently been selected to represent Thailand in the Contest of the best Sommelier of the world this coming 10th to the 15th of March 2019.

This world’s best sommelier contest has been organised by Association de la Sommelier Internationale-ASI-it is one of the most difficult challenges in the world of wine.

The competition is fierce as the prestigious title opens the door to a lucrative, international career.

In the 2019 competition, 65 sommeliers from 62 countries will be competing with the best of the best from around the world. In orer to qualify for participation in the contest, candidates will already need to have proven themselves by winning their regional and national competitions also organised according to the ASI Rules.

The competition has 3 components: a written exam, a segment in which contestants serve wine to the judges, and a blind taste test.

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Let’s all cross our fingers, and toes, and wish him the best.