About Hong Kong Wine Academy
Established by three wine enthusiasts, Hong Kong Wine Academy is dedicated to wine education. Our mission is to promote the interest and enjoyment of wine drinking through the offering of high quality wine courses at reasonable price. All our courses are taught by qualified wine professionals who are also experienced in teaching wine courses. Being independent from wine trade, we will carefully select wines from different suppliers to ensure they are suitable for the course, and aim to provide a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience for the students.
- 嚴選課堂用的用酒,令學員有系統地學習到世界各地有代表性的葡萄酒 。
Karl Lung, AIWS – Principal Lecturer, Certified WSET Educator
Mr. Lung holds the Diploma in Wines and Spirits issued by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) and is an Associate of the Institute of Wine and Spirit and a WSET® Certified Educator. He has also attended various wine educator courses including Spain, Piemonte and Burgundy. He has been teaching WSET® courses since 2007 for various organizations, including the Institute for Tourism Studies of Macau.
Mabel Lai AIWS,CWE, CSW,CSS,ISG(II) – Principal Lecturer, Certified WSET Educator
Ms. Lai is the first Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators ® in greater China. Ms. Lai also holds the Diploma in Wines and Spirits issued by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®), an Associate of the Institute of Wine and Spirit and a WSET® Certified Educator. Other qualification includes Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Specialist of Spirits and Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 2 issued by International Sommelier Guild ®.
She has been teaching WSET® courses since 2008 for various organizations , besides, she has been invited to be the guest of wine show or columnist in various media such as "Cru Magazine", "Wine Now", "New Monday", “Phoenix TV”, “Marie Claire” , “Lisa” and “Weekend Weekly”. She has also been judging in various international wine competitions such as International Wine Challenge in London.
賴曼普小姐是大中華區首位美國葡萄酒教育協會認可的葡萄酒導師. 賴小姐亦是英國葡萄酒及烈酒學會的院士和WSET®的文憑. 還擁有其他資格如美國葡萄酒教育協會的葡萄酒及烈酒專家和二級國際侍酒師等的葡萄酒等專業資格。
賴小姐自2008年起在不同機構任教各級WSET®的課程, 此外, 在不同類型的傳媒賴小姐亦被邀請擔任葡萄酒節目或專訪嘉賓如Cru Magazine, 酒經, New Monday, 鳳凰衛視, 瑪麗嘉兒, 味道及新假期等。她亦曾經參與如IWC等大型國際評酒比賽中的評審工作。
Micky Chan – DipWSET, 酒サムライ,CS, CSW, きき酒師 (SSI) JSS Overseas Support Desk (Asia) & Ch. Mercian Brand Consultant
Mr. Micky Chan is deeply involved in Wine and Sake circles, as educator, writer, international judge and consultant. He is the co-founder of Hong Kong Wine Academy, “Umai” magazine; moreover, his own social platform on Facebook and Blog – www.mickychan.com, focused on F & B sector. As a wine and Japanese sake educator, he has been delivering courses and trainings in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China. Also, Micky is actively participating into various international competitions as judge, including International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), International Wine Challenge (IWC), Berlin Wine Trophy & Asia Wine Trophy, etc., and judging through few thousand bottles of wines and Sakes a year. In year 2017, we achieved his another important milestone. In Japanese Sake, he is appointed as “Overseas Support desk (Asia)” of Japan Sake & Shochu Makers’ Association, which to link up Asia Sake market and Japanese sake industry. Moreover, the “Sake Samurai”, which is the 2nd Chinese to achieve this title, as to recognized his contributions and achievements in Sake. As a wine person, he is also appointed as “Brand Consultant” of most famous Japanese winery – Chateau Mercian, which to provide marketing advice and update information on brand building. In qualifications, Micky is holding his “WSET® Diploma in Wines and Spirits”, “Certified WSET® Educator”, “Certified Specialist of Wine” (CSW) and “Certified Sommelier” (CMS) certificate. Regarding Japanese Sake, he holds “Certified Sake Sommelier” (SSA), “kikisake-shi” (SSI) and WSET® L3 Award in Sake certificates, too! He is also the 1st person in Hong Kong to hold all three qualifications, together with their course educator qualifications.
陳銘基先生是一位同時活躍於葡萄酒及日本清酒領域的人士。他是資深導師、飲食編輯、酒業顧問及國際評判。他也是香港葡萄酒教學中心的創辦人之一；日本飲食專題雜誌 -- 《Umai 嚐.日》副社長及總編輯；還打理個人多媒體社交平台及部落格 – www.mickychan.com。 陳銘基先生擁有多年的葡萄酒及清酒教學經驗，不停穿梭中、港、台、澳四地作教學及培訓。 同時，他亦獲邀參與多項大型國際性葡萄酒及清酒比賽，擔任評審工作。其中包括：「國際葡萄酒及烈酒比賽」(IWSC)、「國際葡萄酒挑戰賽」(IWC)、「柏林葡萄酒大賞」、「國泰航空香港國際葡萄酒及烈酒比賽 (CXHKIWSC)及「亞洲葡萄酒大賞」等。 2017年，陳先生分別在葡萄酒及日本清酒領域上成就了另一個里程碑。他先是獲委任成為「日本酒造組合中央會 – 海外支援辦公室負責人」，負責亞洲清酒市場與日本清酒業界事務。及後，獲日本清酒釀造協會 – 青年議會委以「酒武士」名銜；成為世界第二位華人奪得此名銜，以承認他對清酒界別作出的成就與貢獻。葡萄酒方面，陳先生亦同時獲委任成為日本著名葡萄酒 – Chateau Mercian的「品牌顧問」，提供市場資訊及建議，建立品牌形象。 資歷方面，陳銘基先生持有英國WSET®葡萄酒及烈酒文憑及其認可講師資格。此外亦持有美國SWE「認證葡萄酒專家」及世界侍酒師公會「認證品酒師」資格；亦是英國SSA「認証清酒品酒師」、日本SSI「清酒唎酒師」及英國WSET®「三級清酒認證」持有人。 他亦是首位香港人同時擁有三項清酒認證及其課程教學資格的人士。
Chris Lai AIWS – Lecturer, Certified WSET Educator
Mr. Lai is an alumni of Hong Kong Wine Academy. He passed his Diploma in Wines and Spirits with merit and is an Associate of the Institute of Wine and Spirit. He has been teaching wine courses for various hotels and organizations. He has organisated various wine workshops for different levels of wine students.
Sam Tse AIWS – Lecturer, Certified WSET Educator
Mr. Tse is an alumni of Hong Kong Wine Academy and holds the Diploma in Wines and Spirits issued by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®). He is also a holder of Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 1 issued by International Sommelier Guild ®, SSI International Kikisake-shi Course by Sake Service Institute and SSA Sake Sommelier Course Certificate issued by Sake Sommelier Association. He also participated and won the second runner-up in the first SSA’s Sake Sommelier of the Year in 2013. Mr. Tse particularly loves the Italian wines that are unique with diversified style. He is also a world traveler who loves to visit around the world to personally taste and explore any good wines or sake with excellent quality.
Benny Lee – Lecturer, Sake Educator, WSET Educator
Mr.Lee is an official lecturer of both Sake Service Institute (SSI) and SSI International of Japan, WSET Award in Sake Educator, the first batch of Certified Japanese Sake Sommeliers of Sake Sommelier Association (SSA), and also the SSA Franchise Coordinator of Asia. He has been teaching sake courses for hotels and organisations, including the Institute for Tourism Studies of Macau. He is the Japanese sake judge of International Wine Challenge since 2015. In his teenage, Mr Lee was fascinated by the country Japan and has self taught the language. He proceeded further with major in Japanese Studies in university. Mr.Lee has also lived and studied in Japan which enabled him to appreciate the daily life in Japan and the uniqueness of their history and culture. Through learning of Japanese Sake, Mr. Lee will guide you to a deeper understanding of the country and their people. During his journey of learning sake, he also developed the love towards wine. He achieved good results in WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits, and succeeded in becoming a WSET Educator. He will continue to share his passion about wine and sake in his classes.
李醒良先生是日本酒侍酒研究會（SSI）的酒學講師、SSI International認定講師、WSET 日本清酒課程認可導師、香港首批日本品酒師協會（SSA）日本清酒品酒師、SSA特許權亞洲區協調專員。他曾於多間酒店及組織任教，包括澳門旅遊學院。而自 2015 年起他亦獲邀擔任英國倫敦 International Wine Challenge 清酒部門評審。 李先生在十多歲時，對日本這國家產生了濃厚興趣，並自學日語，方便解讀來自日本的第一手資料以逐步了解其文化。李先生大學主修讀日本研究，並曾留學日本，除學好了日語，也把在課堂學習到和親身感受到的，如時而內斂時而激進的民族性格、積極學習外地文化使之成為富有日本特質的產品等特質，應用在日常生活中。日本人熱愛喝清酒，由莊嚴的宗教儀式到悠閒的日常消遣，也能找到日本酒蹤影。大家可以從學習清酒的過程中，對這國家有更深認識。 在李先生學習清酒期間，同時也發展了對葡萄酒的熱愛，並在WSET Level 3取得好成績，繼而成為了WSET導師。他會在他的課堂中，和各位一直分享他對葡萄酒和日本清酒的熱愛。
Hood Hon CWE, AS,CSW,CSS,ISG(II) - Programme Development
Mr. Hon holds Certified Wine Educator, Certified Specialist of Wine and Certified Specialist of Spirits from the Society of Wine Educators ®. He also holds the Diploma in Wines and Spirits issued by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) and is an Associate of the Institute of Wine and Spirit. He is an Advanced Sommelier from Court of Master Sommelier ® and a holder of Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 2 issued by International Sommelier Guild ®, and French Wine Scholar from French Wine Society. He has been tasting wine and spirits for the last twenty years. He is responsible for course development in the Academy. He is also among the first Japanese Sake Sommeliers in Hong Kong.
韓世耀先生為美國葡萄酒教育協會的認可導師(CWE)。 他亦已考取該會的葡萄酒(CSW)及烈酒專家資格(CSS)。他同時擁有葡萄酒及烈酒基金會（WSET®）的文憑，世界侍酒大師協會高級認證品酒師(AS)，二級國際侍酒師資格，French Wine Scholar 和日本清酒品酒師等的資格。他負責課程發展等工作。
- Altira Hotel, Macao (新濠鋒酒店)
- BNP Paribas
- BOCI Security
- China Construction Bank Corporation Hong Kong Branch
- City University of Hong Kong EMBA programme
- Haitong Securities (海通証券)
- HKMA DMSAA
- Hong Kong Correctional Services
- Hong Kong Institute of Surveyor
- Hong Kong MTRC
- Hong Kong Security Institute
- Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts
- Hutchison 3
- Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong
- Italian Chamber of Commerce
- Jointek Wines (駿德酒業)
- Lenovo Group (聯想集團)
- LINK REIT (領匯)
- Marks and Spencer Hong Kong (馬莎百貨)
- New World Development, Palm Island Golf Club
- TSL Jewelry