welcome to professional tasting

App logo

Wine and Spirit Education Trust WSET® Courses

Hong Kong Wine Academy is a Approved Programme Provider of the UK based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET® ). The WSET® courses are popular worldwide and being offered in over 47 countries, and well recognized in Hong Kong by both people in the trade as well as consumers. All courses will be taught by qualified and experienced WSET® Educators. Unless specified, teaching of the courses will be in Cantonese supplemented, while course materials and exams will be in English.


WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines

此基礎証書課程專為初學者 / 初飲者而設,提供直接的葡萄酒入門知識及經驗,深入淺出,生動有趣。課程亦適合相關餐飲及葡萄酒行業從業員,提升個人技能,令在職表現更顯自信。內容包含介紹世界各地主要葡萄品種與其特性、品酒技巧與應用及葡萄酒佐餐慨念等趣味話題, 適合不同品味人士參加。(課程只適合年滿十八或以上人士參加)

The Level 1 Award is an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. It is ideal for boosting the confidence of new or inexperienced front line staff in the hospitality and retail sectors. It is also a great course for those wanting to know the main grape varieties and food and wine matching.

This course is suitable for:

This 6 hour course will cover the following topics:

  1. The main styles of wine
  2. WSET® Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting and sampling of 8 different wines
  3. The characteristics of the common grape varieties used to produce wine
  4. Service of wine
  5. The matching of food and wine
  6. Health, safety and legal issues

Requirements to gain the qualification are:

Course Fee: $1800

Click here to check Level 1 Schedule

L1 Specification


WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

此中級証書課程專為葡萄酒及餐飲從業員 / 葡萄酒愛好者而設, 課程提供世界各地葡萄酒知識, 進一步擴闊飲者知識和經驗. 全面性覆蓋各項酒類的製作及有關資料, 認識葡萄酒背後的風格特色及其品嚐方法, 助你打開社交話題, 拉闊生活圈子, 實為葡萄酒愛好者不二之選.

This qualification offers broad coverage of all product categories in the field of alcoholic drinks, together with the theory of tasting technique. It is suitable for those with little previous experience. This qualification provides further information about viticulture and vinification, major grapes throughout the World, wine classification systems and broad range tasting experience and their production in wines and spirits.

This course is suitable for:

This 18 hour course is designed for people who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and will cover the following topics:

  1. Wine styles and food and wine matching
  2. WSET® Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting and sampling of 48 different wines
  3. Production of wine
  4. Wine law and understanding label terminology
  5. Major grape varieties
  6. Major wine regions
  7. Sweet wines
  8. Sparkling wines
  9. Fortified wines
  10. Spirits

Requirement to gain the qualification is:

Course Fee: $6500

Click here to check Level 2 Schedule

L2 Specification


WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

此高級証書課程專為資深葡萄酒愛好者 / 餐飲業管理人員而設, 提供更深入而全面的葡萄酒知識, 助你更能掌握世界各地的葡萄酒酒業運作. 此外, 本証書課程著重提高學員的品評技巧, 打開你的專業品酒之門.

The Level 3 Award in Wines gives more comprehensive coverage of the wines of the world, with an increased focus on tasting technique. It is designed to give 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. The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regards to their style, quality and price.

This course is suitable for:

The coverage of this 40 hours course includes:

  1. WSET® Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting and sampling of at least 84 different wines
  2. Natural and Human factors in the vineyard that influence style, quality and price.
  3. Human factors in the winery that influence style, quality and price
  4. The principal still wine producing regions of the world
  5. Principal sparkling wines of the world
  6. Principal fortified wines of the world
  7. Wine serivce, common wine Faults, Principles of food and wine matching, Social and health issues

To gain the qualification, one must successfully pass two exam units:

Course Fee: $11800

Click here to check Level 3 Schedule

L3 Specification


WSET® Level 3 Award in Sake

WSET Level 3 Award in Sake is targeted for students who want to learn about the various production methods and their impact on style quality and price. Students will also taste a wide range of styles, many of which are rarely available outside of Japan to reinforce their learning, build their tasting skills and ability to assess Sake. This course combines classroom and online study

What level of knowledge will I need to start this course?

There is no prior learning in the subject required to enter the programme, however, students will be required to complete a monitored online study programme which will commence two weeks before attending the classroom based element of the course. All the study materials for this course are available online.


The WSET Level 3 in Sake examination is in two parts; a blind tasting of 2 sakes and a written theory examination. Both parts require a pass grade in order to be awarded the Level 3 Award in Sake. The examination duration is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Course Fee: $7300

Click here to check WSET Sake Course Schedule

報讀課程 Registeration

Click here to download application form.

很高興您對我的課程有興趣. 有幾項請各位朋友注意:

請在此下載報名表格. 填寫完成後可電郵至enquiry@hkwineacademy.com,或郵寄,或傳真(852)2723-0797至給我們。


Thank you for your regristration. Please note that you must be over the age of 18 to take our courses. Unless otherwise specified, all courses are conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English course materials. Please pick the relevant examination date. All examination regristration need at least 2 weeks in advance to process. As our courses schedules are usually tight, please be punctual.

All course fee includes:

Please download and complete the registration form. Send to us either by fax (2723-0797) or e-mail (enquiry@hkwineacademy.com) or postal mail.

Payment can be made by either: