Remarks: SSI International Shochu Kikisake-shi exam fee and certificate fee included; Total 16 hours course time, around 20 -30 tasting samples
SSI International Shochu kikisake-shi Course
SSI International conducts research on alcoholic beverages with a main focus on methods of providing Japanese alcoholic beverages, Sake and Shochu, to the world. Through educational campaigns, we aim to diffuse and expand Japanese sake and food culture internationally and to support, inherit, and develop relevant industries.
Aiming at nurturing human resources capable of promoting adequate knowledge of Japanese alcoholic beverages to consumers of various countries, we implement qualification tests and certify those who meet our standards as INTERNATIONAL KIKISAKE-SHI (SAKE SOMMELIER/SOMMELIERE).
Highly receommeded for：
- People who sell sake to consumers of various countries
- People who give lectures on sake to consumers of various countries
- People who struggle with the Japanese language but would love to learn about sake in another language
International Shochu Kikisakeshi Course Introduction
‘Shochu Kikisakeshi’ is the professional who is able to understand the needs of customers, so as to provide and suggest them with the most suitable shochu, and the correct ways to enjoy it.
International Shochu Kikisakeshi certification is suitable for the following individuals:
People who work in food & beverage industry, alcoholic drinks & food wholesale & retail industry, travel industry; Shochu enthusiasts, etc.
Merits of certification:
- Be able to provide the most suitable shochu to the customer, and to suggest the most delicious way to enjoy it
- A big step up in career, as there is a great demand of shochu professionals who excels in selling and product development
- Be able to use the correct vessels and pair with food, bringing high level of enjoyment even in private occasions
- Product characteristics of shochu, The 4 main types
- Ingredients & production of Honkaku Shochu
- Ingredients & production of Awamori
- Ingredients & production of Ko-rui Shochu
- Rules & regulations of Shochu
- Shochu label reading
- Main production regions of Shochu
- History of Shochu
- Servicing & promotion of Shochu
- Shochu tasting
Semester Time / Venue Tutor
31 Oct 2022 - 28 Nov 2022
5 Sessions (Every Mon)
19:00 - 22:15
16 hours of teaching; more than 20 shochu samples
Exam Style Time Coverage
Paper 1 - 1st Exam
The basic knowledge of alcoholic beverages
Paper 2 - 2nd Exam
Knowledge of Shochu & Awamori
Paper 3 - 3rd Exam
Tasting 50 Mins Tasting, servicing & promotion
Date Time Last Enrolment Date
10 Dec 2022 (Sat)
10:00 - 13:00
23 Nov 2022
18 Dec 2022 (Sun) [FULL]
10:00 - 13:00 [FULL]
30 Nov 2022
14 Jan 2023 (Sat)
10:00 - 13:00
28 Dec 2022
5 Feb 2023 (Sun)
10:00 - 13:00
18 Jan 2023
Early Bird Discount
Successful enrolment at least 2 weeks before class commence
- 3 or more registered for the same course together
(Add 3 quantity of the course to enjoy automatic discount)
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 email@example.com
Adverse Weather Policy
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
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?
Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.