I salute and congratulate Hiroshi Hishida, winner of the A.S.I. contest of Best Sommelier of Asia & Oceania, who has just performed a beautiful show of the profession of sommelier in Hong Kong. The lights of the feast have just shut down, and the spotlights already turn towards Mendoza that will host the A.S.I. contest of the Best Sommelier of the World in next April. For all the candidates who are already in their starting blocks the countdown has begun.