ASI: A Sommelier's Insight


Welcome to "A Sommelier's Insight," the podcast that decants the world of wine, service and other beverages, brought to you by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, in partnership with ASI Magazine. Here, we uncork the secrets of the trade, offering a rare blend of stories, expertise, and passion directly from the lips of the world's leading sommeliers and distinguished guests. Each episode we provide listeners with insider knowledge on hospitality and sommellerie.Join us as we traverse vineyards, explore the bustling backrooms of the world's finest restaurants, and dive into the cellars where history is bottled. "A Sommelier's Insight" is not just about the wine; it's about the stories behind the label, the evolution of taste, and the art and science of hospitality. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a curious enthusiast, this podcast will enrich your understanding and spark your passion for the world of wine and beyond. Let's raise our glasses to the journey ahead. Welcome to "A Sommelier's Insight". hosted by ASI Magazine Editor, Mark DeWolf. read less


Mark & Marc Almert on Fine Wine
Feb 26 2024
Mark & Marc Almert on Fine Wine
Welcome to the inaugural episode of "A Sommelier's Insight," where the world of service, wine, spirits, and other beverages is not just explored but deeply savored, one sip at a time. In this episode our host, Mark DeWolf, Editor of ASI Magazine, talks fine wine with 2019 ASI Best Sommelier of the World, Marc Almert. Marc's profound understanding of wine, combined with his unparalleled hospitality skills has set a new benchmark in the sommelier world. His insights are not just enlightening; they're transformative.In this episode, we delve into a question that has puzzled enthusiasts and experts alike: What is really fine wine? Can we define it? Is it the age-old traditions of winemaking, the rarity of the vintage, or the complexity of flavours that define it? Or perhaps, it's something more intangible, something that stirs within us an emotional resonance, a connection to a time, place, or memory.Marc Almert, with his characteristic eloquence and depth of knowledge, shares his perspective on this debate. It's a conversation that promises not only to enlighten but also to challenge our preconceptions about what makes a wine 'fine.' So, whether you're a seasoned sommelier, a wine enthusiast, or simply curious about the world of fine wines, this episode is for you. Join us as we uncork the essence of fine wine, guided by one of the most respected voices in the industry. It's an exploration of taste, tradition, and the art of wine appreciation—a journey you won't want to miss.