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WSET Level 3 Award in Wine

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - September 28 @ 10:00 pm

25 May - 28 Sep (Every Tue) *No class on 21 Sep (Mid-Autumn Festival) Exam: 2 Nov (Tue)   How principal natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery can influence the style, quality, and price of wines Characteristics of key wine producing regions of the world Characteristics of sparkling wines of the world Characteristics of fortified wines Ability to provide information and advice to customers and staff members about wines Speaker: Ms. Justin Chen, DipWSET & IWA  …

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine (Weeknights)

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - September 6 @ 10:30 pm

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug - 6 Sep (Monday) Exam: 27 Sep - 19:30-20:30   Want to be able to taste, enjoy, select, and assess wines with confidence and professionalism? Level 2 will answer these questions you may have: Why wines are in different style and quality? How to identify principle white and red grape varieties and styles? What are the key wine producing countries and regions Why sparkling wines sparkle? How are sweet and fortified wines made? How to read wine labels?   In 16-hour fun but structured…

Italian Wine Masterclass Series – The Great White Wines of Italy (Indigenous Grape Varieties)

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

No other wine country has so many native grape varieties suitable for wine production as does Italy. It has 590 wine grape varieties officially recognized to date, one quarter of the world’s total! Although with world-class quality and diversified styles, white wines of Italy made from indigenous grape varieties tend to be greatly overshadowed by the country’s famous native grape reds like those made from Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Aglianico and Nerello Mascalese.   In this 2.5 hour masterclass, our VIA Italian…

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (Intensive)

August 21 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Course: 21 Aug- 12:30-18:30 Examination: 31 Aug - 19:30-20:15 10%  off for 2 persons   Why wines are wines? (How wine is made and main types of wine) Why a wine is different from the others? (Style of wines and what make a wine different) How to say why I like this wine? (Systematic approach to wine tasting) What wines to open during meals? (Basic principles of food and wine pairing) Having wines at home? (Wine storage tips and wine…

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) – Italian Wine Maestro Certification Course (Wednesday, Wanchai)

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - October 20 @ 10:30 pm

25 Aug, 1, 8, 15, 29 Sep, 6, 13, 20 Oct (Wed) No class on 22 Sep (Mid-autumn Festival) What is the Italian Wine Maestro Certification Course? This course introduces students to the wealth of Italian native grape varieties that are fundamental to understanding Italy’s complex and fascinating wines. As the complementary base course to VIA’s education system, Italian Wine Maestro is not only the foundation course to the higher-level Italian Wine Ambassador qualification but also resonates with the continuous…

WSET Level 3 Award in Wine (Regular Weekend)

September 4 @ 10:00 am - December 11 @ 1:00 pm

Every Saturday - 4, 11, 18, 25 Sep, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct, 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov, 4, 11 Dec   How principal natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery can influence the style, quality, and price of wines Characteristics of key wine producing regions of the world Characteristics of sparkling wines of the world Characteristics of fortified wines Ability to provide information and advice to customers and staff members about wines Prerequisite Completion of WSET Level…

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (Intensive)

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Course: 5 Sep- 12:00-18:00 Examination: 13 Sept - 19:30-20:15 10%  off for 2 persons   Why wines are wines? (How wine is made and main types of wine) Why a wine is different from the others? (Style of wines and what make a wine different) How to say why I like this wine? (Systematic approach to wine tasting) What wines to open during meals? (Basic principles of food and wine pairing) Having wines at home? (Wine storage tips and wine…

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine (Intensive)

September 12 @ 12:30 pm - September 26 @ 6:00 pm

12, 19, 26 Sep (Sunday)Examination: 25 Oct (1930-2030)   Want to be able to taste, enjoy, select, and assess wines with confidence and professionalism? Level 2 will answer these questions you may have: Why wines are in different style and quality? How to identify principle white and red grape varieties and styles? What are the key wine producing countries and regions Why sparkling wines sparkle? How are sweet and fortified wines made? How to read wine labels?   In 16-hour fun but structured and comprehensive course, you will be able…

Etna Contrada Wine Masterclass II – Exploring the dynamic and diversified wine scene of Mt. Etna

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As you may be aware, our VIA Italian Wine Ambassador and Certified Italian Wine Educator – Justin Chen hosted a very successful masterclass - ETNA ERUPTION: UNCOVERING THE COVETED CONTRADA OF ETNA “THE BURGUNDY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN” one year ago. In fact, the interest and demand for Etna wines has grown significantly in Hong Kong over recent years and now we have more wine merchants offering an increased number of Etna contrada (the local equivalent of “single vineyard” or “cru”)…

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