On the 29th of September 2018, a Ceremony in Verona was held by the MASI Foundation in honour of Gérard Basset. Gérard remarkable contribution to the wine world allowed him to receive the Premio MASI (the MASI prize). Gérard Basset is arguably the most certified and distinguished wine professional in the world right now having been distinguished with an OBE in Hospitality in the UK and accumulated through the years the titles of: Master of Wine (MW), Master Sommelier (MS), Wine MBA, Master of Science OIV (M.sc. OIV) as well of having won the titles of Best Sommelier of France, Best Sommelier of Europe and finally having conquered the title of Best Sommelier in The world in 2010.
Please note that Richard Sagala and Gérard Basset are proudly wearing their IMBA pins for the occasion.