Sake Courses

SSISSI International JSA


WSET JSA

JSA Sake Diploma

Certification examination for sake and shochu products

Since its foundation in 1969, the Japan Sommelier Association (J.S.A.) has been furthering better understanding of wine and other beverages and for their promotion in Japan. Today, the world surrounding washoku (Japanese food meeting the standards and essence of the dietary culture of Japan) and sake/shochu is changing as never before. UNESCO's recognition of washoku as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013 has sparked an international rise in popularity and the number of Japanese restaurants are increasing in all major cities across the world. Culinary tech-niques of washoku are being incorporated by chefs overseas regardless of the cuisine and their restaurants have sake/shochu in their wine lists. For Japanese cuisine to be served to meet this increasing interest overseas and at even higher standards, we see a need for sommeliers and those in related professions to gain more knowledge and a deeper understanding of sake/shochu and to improve their sommelier skills of sake/shochu. Thus, we have launched a new certification, J.S.A. Sake Diploma, which is a qualification for sake/shochu. And, to provide an exten-sive source of information worldwide - specifically from the standpoint of a sommelier, we have compiled the J.S.A. Sake Diploma textbook in both Japanese and English. The new exam will be conducted in both Japanese and English. Together with this textbook, we will be introducing and spreading the information on a global scale.

Module 1: Sake Knowledges (15 hours)

Module 2: Sake and food, Service, Shochu (9 hours in restaurant)

Module 3: Sake tasting in examination format

Please refer here for course schedule.


日本酒侍酒研究會(SSI) 國際唎酒師課程

香港葡萄酒教育中心在日本清酒教育擁有領先地位,而我們亦十分榮幸把最獲尊重的日本清酒課程帶給專業清酒愛好者。

「唎酒師」是在日本清酒界最享負盛名的專業資格,自日本酒侍酒研究會(SSI)於1991年成立以來,考取了日本清酒唎酒師人數已接近三萬人。一直以來這個資格只為日本國內市場而設,不諳日語人士在上課及考試語言問題影響下,無從入手。

有見及此,日本酒侍酒研究會(SSI)於2009年成立了SSI INTERNATIONAL,更推出了可於日本國外上課及考試的「國際唎酒師」課程及資格,本中心於2014年夏季獲得日本酒侍酒研究會(SSI)授權,成為首個機構於香港舉辦「國際唎酒師」課程。課本以繁體中文/英文編寫,授課語言則為廣東話/英語,報讀人士可選擇以繁體中文或英文考試,這對日本清酒有興趣,及在業界希望考取「唎酒師」資格的人士,實為好消息。

課程內容
成功唎酒師條件
食品及酒精飲品基本知識
清酒歷史
清酒原料
清酒釀造
品評清酒
清酒侍酒及推廣
清酒酒標

考試
卷一 食品及酒精飲品基本知識(筆試)
卷二 清酒技術知識及訂立推廣計劃 (筆試)
卷三 如何推廣品嘗的清酒、侍酒知識 (盲品及筆試)

最新課程

Sake Service Institute (SSI) International Kikisake-shi Course

Hong Kong Wine Academy has a leading role in Japanese Sake education in Hong Kong, and we are proud to present the most respected Japanese Sake course to Sake connoisseurs.

'Kikisake-shi' is Japanese sake industry's most prestigious professional qualifications, since Sake Service Institute (SSI) was founded in 1991, nearly thirty thousand candidates acquired this qualification. Originally, it is only designed for the Japanese domestic market, those who do not understand Japanese language are unable to enroll.

In view of this, Sake Service Institute (SSI) launched SSI International in 2009, 'International Kikisake-shi' course and examination are available outside Japan. Our Academy is proud to be first organization authorised by SSI International, in bringing this course to Hong Kong. The textbook is written in Traditional Chinese / English, teaching langauge will be in Cantonese / English, and candidates are free to choose to take the examination in Traditional Chinese or English. This is certainly a good news for sake lovers and professionals who would like to acquire "Kikisake-shi' certification.

Course Content:
Requirements for success as a Kikisake-shi
Alcoholic Beverages: The Basics
Sake History
Ingredients of Sake
How Sake is Made
Sake Tasting
Serving Sake
Sake Labels

Examination :
Paper 1 Basic knowledge of food and beverages including alcoholic beverages (Written)
Paper 2 Technical knowledge of sake and the formation of sales promotion (Written)
Paper 3 The formation of sales promotion through sake tasting and the knowledge regarding service (Blind tasting and written)

Coming courses


WSET

WSET®Sake Courses

Please refer here for course details.


WSET® Level 1 Award in Sake $1800
Date Time Lecturer
1/9 (Sun) 11:00 - 19:00 Benny Lee
1/10 (Tue) 11:00 - 19:00 Micky Chan

All inclusive Fee: HK$1,800

Early bird discount*: 10% (full payment received at least 2 weeks before class commence)

Group discount*: 10% (3 or more registered for the same course together)

* Total 15% off for students eligible for both early bird and group discount.

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WSET® Level 1 Award in Sake Examination
Date Time Last Enrollment Date
5/8 (Mon) 19:30 - 20:30 11 Jul
24/8 (Sat) 11:30 - 12:30 1 Aug
22/9 (Sun) 11:30 - 12:30 29 Aug
12/10(Sat) 11:30 - 12:45 18 Sep
22/10 (Tue) 19:30 - 20:45 27 Sep

WSET® Level 3 Award in Sake $8600
Date Time Lecturer
10/8(Sat), 11/8(Sun), 24/8(Sat), 25/8(Sun) (Total 4 sessions) 13:00 – 19:00(with one hour lunch break) Micky Chan

All inclusive Fee: HK$8600

Early bird discount*: 10% (full payment received at least 2 weeks before class commence)

Group discount*: 10% (3 or more registered for the same course together)

* Total 15% off for students eligible for both early bird and group discount.

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WSET® Level 3 Award in Sake Examination
Date Time Last Enrollment Date
9/7 (Tue) 19:30 - 22:00 14 Jun
     

SSI International Kikisake-shi Course $7600
Date Time Lecturer
3/8(Sat), 4/8(Sun), 17/8(Sat) 14:00 - 19:00 Benny Lee
14/9 (Sat), 15/9 (Sun)& 28/9 (Sat) 14:00 - 19:00 Benny Lee
13/10 - 27/10 (every Sun) 14:00 - 19:00 Benny Lee

All inclusive Fee: HK$7,600

Early bird discount*: 10% (full payment received at least 2 weeks before class commence)

Group discount*: 10% (3 or more registered for the same course together)

* Total 15% off for students eligible for both early bird and group discount.

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SSI Examination
Date Time Last Enrollment Date
28/7 (Sun) 10:00 - 13:00


JSA Sake Diploma Module 1
Date Time Lecturer
11/7 - 8/8 (every Thu) 19:00 - 22:00 Micky Chan

All inclusive Fee: HK$3000

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JSA Sake Diploma Module 2
Date Time Lecturer
7/8, 14/8, 23/8 19:00 - 22:00 Micky Chan

All inclusive Fee: HK$3000

Class will be held in restaurant.

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JSA Sake Examination
Date Time Last Enrollment Date
7 Oct 10:00 - 12:30 10 Sep

JSA Sake Diploma Module 3 tasting
Date Time Lecturer
16/9 (Mon) & 18/9 (Wed) 19:00 - 22:00 Micky Chan

All inclusive Fee: HK$ 2500

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JSA Sake Module 3 Examination
Date Time Last Enrollment Date
TBA TBA TBA

JSA Sake Diploma Module 1 - 3 Sake Knowledges, Industry situation, Sake Service, Shochu
Date Time Lecturer
23 - 28/9 19:00 - 22:00 Micky Chan

All inclusive Fee: HK$ 7200

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JSA Sake Module 3 Examination
Date Time Last Enrollment Date
TBA TBA TBA