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Wine, Spirits, Sake & Coffee

These beverage programmes are designed to fit the interests and needs of different people, some intermediate level programmes are for people who have little or no prior knowledge of the beverage; while some advanced level programmes are for people who aspire to enhance their professional knowledge. Most of these programmes enable students to gain professional awards from international professional bodies, and they are mostly CEF reimbursable programmes. Both theory and tasting sessions enable students to deepen and broaden their beverage knowledge for social and leisure purposes; and these programmes are also suitable to those who wish to work with these beverages as part of a larger beverage portfolio in the retail, wholesale and hospitality sectors.

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This programme is designed to introduce students to essential and brand neutral whisky knowledge. It enables students to gain knowledge of the world of whisky by learning the history, production, categories, styles of whisky and the art of tasting and appreciating whisky. Principal whisky production countries and regions around the world will be introduced along with whisky tasting, so that students could be equipped with valuable sensory skills to unlock the flavour secrets within whisky from each region. This programme is suitable for those who wish to change careers, upskill or to simply get more enjoyment from and knowledge on the whiskies of the world.
PT
Start 10 JUN 2022 (FRI)
Duration 36 hours
Fee HK$16,800 per programme inclusive of:
1.) Learning materials in English
2.) at least 55 different types of whisky for tasting
3.) 3-hour Whisky Bar Visit with whisky blending experience
This programme is designed to provide a sound introduction to coffee and coffee brewing for those who are interested in deepening their coffee knowledge.
PT
Start To be advised
Duration 30 hours
Fee HK$16,800 per programme inclusive of:
1.) Learning materials in English
2.) Coffee tasting for various types of coffee beans
3.) Test Fee for SCA "Introduction to Coffee" qualification
4.) Test Fee for SCA "Brewing Foundation" qualification
5.) Test Fee for SCA "Brewing Intermediate" qualification
6.) SCA certificate(s) (soft-copy) for each qualification upon successful completion
(Note: re-sit test fee is excluded)
The Japanese Sake Masterclass Series is designed as a series of short courses with different topics/themes. It is suitable to people who are sake industry practitioners and sake lovers, preferably with some foundational sake knowledge, in order to reap the most benefits from the courses.
PT
Start 18 JUN 2022 (SAT)
Duration 2 hours
Fee Course Fee : HK$800 per programme

Early Bird Rate : HK$730 per programme (applicable to enrollment on/before 3 June 2022)
日本梅酒芳香,深受香港人歡迎!有人選擇到超市購買,也有人選擇在家中自行浸釀。有別於坊間的浸釀方法,日本酒導師會教授正宗日本梅酒傳統釀製方法,並採用日本的原材料。要真正認識梅子的種類、梅酒的品嚐方法及知道日本傳統的浸釀方法,便需透過此三小時課程向日本酒導師學習。
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開課日期 待定
修業期 3小時
課程費用 學費 : HK$1,150 (包括試飲 3 款梅酒及材料費用:一款自選日本酒類﹝大吟釀清酒、竽燒酎、威士忌﹞、日本靑梅/南高梅及日本糖、一瓶 1 公升玻璃真空瓶。)
Wine drinking is becoming more common a hobby, a social activity, and more importantly a business culture. Basic knowledge about wine, wine appreciation and wine culture are becoming essential. This three-hour introductory course provides you with the basic yet crucial skills to wine appreciation. Technical knowledge and skills to approach, to taste and to evaluate wine will be introduced.
PT
Start To be advised
Duration 1 day
Fee HK$670
This programme is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the factors that account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world.
Start 03 AUG 2022 (WED)
Duration 36 hours
Fee HK$11,400 per programme inclusive of:
1.) Student study pack for WSET Level 3 Award in Wines in English
2.) at least 75 Wines for tasting
3.) Test Fee for WSET Level 3 Award in Wines qualification
4.) WSET certificates & pins
This programme is designed to provide a more comprehensive level of focused spirits knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies, and it would be particularly suitable for those who work in bar service and cocktails, retail and wholesaling spirits businesses. On the other hand, this programme is also suitable for those people who have general interests and are enthusiastic in spirits, or who directly and indirectly work with spirits professionally.
Start 07 NOV 2022 (MON)
Duration 30 hours
Fee HK$9,900 per programme inclusive of:
1.) Study Guide for WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits in English
2.) Student study pack for WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits in English
3.) at least 35 Spirits for tasting
4.) Site visit to a cocktail bar
5.) Test Fee for WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits qualification
6.) Test Fee for WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits qualification
7.) WSET certificates & pins
日本清酒是日本人引以為傲的優良文化象徵,隨著日本清酒的全球化及香港人對日本食品越發喜愛,日本清酒成為伴佐日本美食的最佳酒品,清酒愛好者人數也隨之而增加。
開課日期 2022年6月22日 (星期三)
修業期 30小時
課程費用 學費 : HK$9,900 (包括教科書,品嚐 30-40 種不同風格日本酒類的費用)
This programme is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of wines. It is suitable to those wine enthusiasts so that they can deepen and broaden their wine knowledge for social and leisure purpose; and those who wish to work with wines as part of a larger beverage portfolio in the retail, wholesale and hospitality sectors.
Start 08 AUG 2022 (MON)
Duration 30 hours
Fee HK$11,400 per programme inclusive of:
1.) Study Guide for WSET Level 1 Award in Wines in English
2.) Student study pack for WSET Level 2 Award in Wines in English
3.) about 58 Wines for tasting
4.) Test Fee for WSET Level 1 Award in Wines qualification
5.) Test Fee for WSET Level 2 Award in Wines qualification
6.) WSET certificates & pins