Quick Links:

WSET – Wine (L1 / L2 / L3) | Spirits (L1 / L2)  /  Wine Scholar Guild – Italy | Spain  /  VIA – Italian Wine Maestro  /  Capstone California (L1 / L2) / Whisky Ambassador / Gin Ambassador

Workshop | Dinner | Tasting

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

VIA Italian Wine Maestro Certification Course (Sheung Wan)

7th April 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 2nd June 2021 @ 10:30 pm


Course dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr, 5, 12, 26 May, 2 June (Wednesdays, except 19 May)

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is now available in Sheung Wan!

In partnership with Watson’s Wine, MWM Wine School and Italian Wine Ambassador Justin Chen will bring this trending wine course to the Sheung Wan neighborhood.

Time: 19:30-22:30

Early Bird (until 20 Mar): HK$7,200
Normal: HK$8,000

Educator: Justin Chen, Italian Wine Ambassador, Certified WSET & Italian Wine Educator

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 contribution from the evolving VIA world community. Ultimately, the VIA qualifications aim to be the gold standard of Italian Wine Education, under the guidance of its founder Stevie Kim, VIA Chief scientist Prof. Attilio Scienza and supported by the Institutional Advisory board members.

Who is this program for?

This program aims to develop a group of highly knowledgeable and skilled specialists who are able to speak and write about Italian wines with authority and will be credible representatives of Vinitaly International Academy. Students may include but are not limited to, Italian wine lovers, sommeliers, trade professionals, wine buyers, educators and wine writers.

Session Plan

S1: Introduction, Grape Groups and Families & Focus on Italian Sparkling Wine

S2: Piedmont’s Native Grapes

S3: Native Grapes of Veneto & Valle d’Aosta

S4: Native Grapes of Friuli-Venezia Giulia & Trentino-Alto Adige

S5: Native Grapes of Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany & Umbria

S6: Native Grapes of Le Marche, Molise, Abruzzo & Puglia

S7: Native Grapes of Lazio, Campania, Basilicata & Calabria

S8: Native Grapes of Sicily & Sardegna

* Average 3 hours per session, including theory and tasting. (for intensive classes, 2 sessions will be covered per day)


Unit One (1 hour): Written exam

50 Multiple Choice

Unit Two (20 minutes): Tasting exam

One white and one red

Passing grade: 65%

(A number of outstanding students from the VIA Maestro course may be eligible for direct entry to the VIA Ambassador Certification course.)

Examination will be conducted on a separate date.


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available


7th April 2021 @ 7:30 pm
2nd June 2021 @ 10:30 pm
Event Categories:
, ,


Watson’s Wine Tasting Room
Units 705, 7/F, 135 Bonham Strand Trade Centre, 135 Bonham Strand
Sheung Wan,
+ Google Map


MWM Wine School
View Organiser Website


MWM ensures all events being conducted in the highest standards of professionalism, quality and punctuality. However, due to unforeseeable circumstances, we might adjust our events to ensure they are delivered safely without severe interruption to participants’ plan. During lockdown, such measures may include changing a face to face session to online session, or rescheduling the session to after lockdown. You may refer to here about our working procedures. We look forward to your kind understanding. Thank you!

× How can I help you?