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Remarks: Total 9 hours course time, 10+ Tasting samples

EWA Certificate in Sensory Appreciation

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Course Introduction


The Certificate is especially suitable for enthusiasts wishing to develop their sensory analytical skills as well as professionals who deliver whisky tastings and food pairing menus.


Workshop 1 - Flavour, where does it originate

Workshop 2 - Aroma Recognition & Sensory Evaluation

Workshop 3 - Seasons

Workshop 4 - Blind tasting


These workshops centre around the sensory enjoyment and analysis of whisky and whisky food pairing.  Candidates will learn about the origins of flavour origination in the production and maturation process before testing their aroma recognition ability and learning how to judge and score whiskies in an unbiased manner, using the newly created Edinburgh Whisky Academy Method of Sensory Analysis.  Candidates will be taught how to categorise certain styles of whisky with seasonal foods before culminating in a blind tasting where they will need to use the knowledge learnt from the workshops to create a distinct flavour profile and food pairing suggestion.



     Semester Time / Venue Tutor 

    7 May - 21 May 2024

    3 Sessions (Every Tue)

    19:00 - 22:00 

    WA503 - Rm 503, 5/F, Mary Building, 71-77 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

    Louis Lee

    *This course will be conducted in Cantonese, with English study materials and Exam.

    Tuition Discount

     Details Terms

    Early Bird Discount
    - HK$200

    Successful enrollment at least 2 weeks before class commence

    Group Discount
    9% off

    3 or more registered for the same course together (Add 3 quantity of the course and enter discount code: GROUP9%OFF during checkout)


    Refund Policy

    All fee and expenses are not refundable after order confirmation. If you need to refund for a specific reason before course commence, please provide relevant proof and contact us by email at

    Adverse Weather Policy

    If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or Black Rainstorm Warning is in force after 7:00 a.m. - the morning events that starts before 2:00 p.m. will be cancelled 11:00 a.m. - the afternoon event that starts between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. will be cancelled. 4:00 p.m. - the event that starts from 6:00 p.m. will be cancelled. The academy will re-schedule the event. If participants cannot join the event on the re-scheduled date, event fee will be refunded. When Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is hoisted during the event, the event must be terminated immediately and the Academy will arrange all participants to leave the venue. When Black Rainstorm Warning is in force, all participants of the event are advised to stay where they are until the warning signal is lowered.

    Who are your instructors?

    All our WSET® course lecturers had undergone the WSET® Educator Training Program, and only Certified WSET® Educators will teach courses above the Foundation level. Guided tasting courses are led by tutors with specific experience.

    What is the class size?

    Our maximum class size:

    Level 1:22 人

    Level 2: 14 人

    Level 3: 14 人

    Absent Arrangement

    We will try to arrange you to fit into another class of the same course to make up for the absent class. However according to the class size, wine tasting samples may be allocated at last priority. For better preparation, please let us know your absent arrangement as soon as possible.

    Why Hong Kong Wine Academy?

    Quality, Independent, and Commitment is our motto.

    Hong Kong Wine Academy is independent from wine trade and committed to offer high quality wine courses at reasonable price. All our WSET® course lecturers had undergone the WSET® Educator Training Program, and only Certified WSET® Educators will teach courses above the Foundation level. A single lecturer is assigned to follow the whole course for consistency. Also wine samples are carefully selected to reflect specific requirements of different courses.

    What is the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET® )?

    WSET® was founded in UK in 1969 to promote, provide and develop high quality education and training in wine and spirit industry. Since then, WSET® has grown into the foremost international awarding body in the field of wines and spirits. Recently, there are increasing number of consumers and enthusiasts attending the WSET® courses with the desire to enhance their knowledge. Hong Kong Wine Academy is a WSET® Approved Program Provider and is authorized to offer WSET® courses.

    Are there any prerequisites for taking the WSET® courses?

    No. However, we recommend those who intend to take the Intermediate Certificate course should have basic knowledge in wine and spirit, and those who intend to take the Advanced Certificate course should have good knowledge in wine and spirit.

    Can the courses be taught in other languages?

    Yes. In addition to Cantonese, we also teach courses in English and Mandarin on ad hoc based.

    Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.