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Gin Ambassador

What is the Gin Ambassador Programme?

There’s no denying it – gin is in! Gin has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last few years, with a proliferation of new craft distilleries, unique and premium blends and international interpretations making it a very exciting market. To ensure you’re up to speed on the latest trends, as well as well versed in the basics, the history and the technicalities of gin, we’ve introduced the Gin Ambassador Programme.

The Gin Ambassador programme is a one-day programme that takes you on a gin journey covering:

  • Origins and history of gin through the centuries
  • Key production methods
  • Botanicals
  • Range of Gin styles
  • Gin cocktails
  • Perfect serve
  • Tasting

Along with sampling different gins in a variety of styles, you’ll also make your very own blend.

What is Gin?

Gin is far more than just a G&T. It can be sweet or savoury, depending on the botanicals used – today many gins use local or unusual botanicals. The tonic can also make a big difference and as more and more gins enter the market, tonic manufacturers are keeping pace, producing a spectrum of complementary flavours and styles.

What can we get from Gin Ambassador Programme?

Taste and analyse at least six gins, using tonics and garnishes to create the perfect combination. You’ll also taste a gin cocktail and discover recipes for a variety of cocktails, both classic and contemporary.

At the end of the programme there is a 30-question, multiple choice exam. Following successful completion, you will receive your prestigious Gin Ambassador certificate and lapel pin.

So, whether you work in hospitality or in the wine and spirit industry and would like to increase your professional skills – or you simply love gin – this programme is for you!

Prerequisite

All applicants must be over 18+

Course Structure

4.5 tutoring hours (Include exam)

Examination

30 multiple-choice questions (30 minutes, 70% passing grade)

Course date:

Course Date Time Fee
Intensive
(English)
[Saturday]
14 Mar
10:00 – 15:30

(Include exam)

HK$2,990

 

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$2,990.00$3,790.00
Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) – Italian Wine Maestro Certification Course

What is the Italian Wine Maestro Certification Course?

MWM Wine School is pleased to launch the Italian Wine Maestro course of the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) certification study program. 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.

The purpose of VIA Program?

There are currently three levels of certification available through the VIA program: Italian Wine Maestro, Italian Wine Ambassador and Italian Wine Expert, the latter being VIA’s highest qualification level.

The goal of the VIA certifications is to develop a cadre of enthusiasts who are highly knowledgeable about Italian wine, can speak and write about Italian wine with authority, and will be credible representatives of the Vinitaly International Academy. Students who successfully pass this course and wish to further their study may apply to enrol in the rigorous VIA study program held annually in Verona and abroad (including Hong Kong), wherein students pursue either the Ambassador or Expert credentials.

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.

Learning Outcomes

Outcome One: The theory of Italian wine and native wine grapes

1) Understand and explain the history, geography, wine laws and labelling of Italian wines and styles.

2) Describe and understand the key factors that influence the characteristics and differences between Italian native grape varieties.

3) Describe and understand the key production factors that influence the characteristics and differences between Regional Italian wine styles, including sparkling, dry, fortified & sweet wines.

4) Be able to provide accurate, authentic and credible information and advice on Italian wines.

Outcome Two: The analytical tasting of Italian wine

  • Identify and assess the characteristics & quality of Italian wines and styles correctly.

Examination

Unit One (1 hour): Written exam

50 Questions

Unit Two (20 minutes): Tasting exam

One white and one red

Passing grade: 75%

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

Course Structure

24 tutoring hours

Prerequisite

Ideally, students should come to the course with a basic understanding of viticulture and winemaking techniques, as this will not be covered in the scope of this course, and that knowledge is required in order to fully grasp the concepts covered in the VIA course. Prior wine education such as WSET level 2/CSW/ISG level 1/or the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Level certification may be helpful but are not considered as compulsory.

All applicants must be over 18+

Course date:

Course Date Time Fee
Regular
(English)
[Thursday]
18 Jun – 6 Aug
19:30 – 22:30 HK$8,000

The course will be conducted on consecutive Thursdays starting on 18th of June, except 25th of June (Dragon Boat Festival); it will take place on 24th of June (Wednesday) instead.


Examination will be conducted on a separate date.

 

Course Fee: Early-bird offer is now available! You may register for the course for $6,800 only during May 8 – 22.

The Course Book will be delivered in electronic format due to current logistic limitations. Shipments from abroad are affected.  

 

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$8,000.00$9,600.00
Whisky Ambassador

Whisky Ambassador is now Live!

You will be delivered a comprehensive package of class materials, including course book, one Glencairn glass, six tasting samples, barley and peat samples. The course will be delivered via Zoom (protected by a log-in password) by Eddie Nara, an Approved Trainer of the WA program and an acclaimed whisky expert in Hong Kong.

A refresher session prior to the examination of 45 minutes will be conducted on a separate date.

What is the Whisky Ambassador Programme?

The programme is designed for both those in the licensed trade and others with an interest in learning more about Scotland in a Glass®.Businesses that have reported increased sales from staff taking the Whisky Ambassador are Radisson Blu Glasgow and Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow. Gleneagles Hotel includes the Whisky Ambassador course in its regular training schedule as they recognise the value of having staff with knowledge and confidence around whisky.

Since its strong start back in 2012, the Whisky Ambassador has gone from strength to strength, and we now licence trainers across 22 countries on 4 continents. Rather than focusing inwardly on Scotland, the Whisky Ambassador seeks to promote and further the already strong international reputation of Scotch whisky, expanding and sharing ours and whisky’s rich cultural history for others to enjoy. For those outside the licensed trade with an interest in whisky, they’ll find more than enough in our day-long course to further their knowledge and increase their enjoyment of ‘Scotland in a glass’®.

At the end of the course there is a 30 question multiple choice exam and a practical tasting test.

 

The Whisky Ambassador course covers:

  • Whisky by numbers
  • The basics – history, geography, production
  • Glassware, presentation and sales
  • Nosing and tasting
  • Drink less. Drink better
  • Mixers and cocktails
  • Other world whiskies

What can it achieve for your premises?

  • Uplift in sales (64% increase in whisky sales reported)
  • Increased profitability
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Better staff motivation

The Whisky Ambassador programme is a day-long, Industry-standard qualification, meaning that when delegates pass our exam, they are able to display the prestigious ‘The Whisky Ambassador’ BIIAB accredited certificate on their bar wall. Each delegate will also receive their unique lapel pin badge identifying them as a whisky ambassador.

Prerequisite

All applicants must be over 18+

Course Structure

5 tutoring hours

Examination

30 multiple-choice questions (45 minutes, 70% passing grade)

Course date:

Course Date Time Fee
Live
(English)
[Sunday]
31 May
(A refresher session will be scheduled after online session completed)
10:00 – 14:00 HK$5,800

 

Please contact us for more details

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$5,800.00