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Remarks: SSI International Sakasho exam fee, certificate fee and workshop fee included; Total 18 hours course time. *Please note that candidates must be an International kikisake-shi or International Shochu kikisake-shi (SSI INT’L certified)

SSI International Sakasho Course

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Workshop
考試

Course Introduction

 

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).


International Sakasho Course Introduction

What is Master Sommelier of Sake (Sakasho)?

‘Sakasho’ is a specialist in sales promotion planning with advanced tasting ability. The ability is cultivated by basic training using odor and taste training, tasting by raw materials and manufacturing method of sake and shochu, and comparative tasting by type. In addition, a large number of tasting samples will be used in the seminar, and by intensively tasting these, we will realize the acquisition of sales promotion planning ability utilizing advanced tasting.

Curriculum

Approximately 18 hours for two consecutive days of training. We use many items including sake and shochu.
It is a fulfilling curriculum that includes basic training aimed at improving the sense of smell and taste, improving the ability to identify the characteristics of sake and shochu, and comparative tasting of alcoholic beverages.


What is an Examination Course?

A course where you can receive direct guidance from a full-time instructor with the teaching materials and experiences unique to attending the venue. Questions can be resolved immediately on the spot, and then aim to pass the exam.

Eligibility to take the exam: International kikisake-shi or International Shochu kikisake-shi (SSI INT’L certified)

Language: Traditional Chinese

Examination deadline: Within one year from the month following the date of attendance at the time of initial application


Semester

 Semester Time / Venue Tutor

25 & 26 May 2024

2 Sessions (Sat & Sun)

10:00 - 18:00

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

Online lecture by SSI Director - Nakata Taku

Traditional Chinese study materials and exam; 16 hours of teaching

Workshop

Weekdays: 

 Theme  Time / Venue Tutor 

Advanced Knowledge and Tasting of Sake

29 Apr 2024(Mon)

19:00 - 22:00

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

Benny Lee

Shochu Foundation Part 1

6 May 2024 (Mon)

19:00 - 22:00

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

Benny Lee

Shochu Foundation Part 2

13 May 2024 (Mon)

19:00 - 22:00

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

Benny Lee

Sakesho Advanced Tasting Workshop

3 Jun 2024 (Mon)

19:00 - 22:00

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

Benny Lee

Sake Fault Workshop

17 Jun 2024 (Mon)

19:00 - 22:00

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

Benny Lee

Sakesho Exam Revision

24 Jun 2024 (Mon)

19:00 - 22:00

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

Benny Lee
Weekends: 
 Theme  Time / Venue Tutor 

Advanced Knowledge and Tasting of Sake

11 May 2024 (Sat)

14:00 - 17:00

HKWA -- 1/F, Everglory Centre, 1B Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Benny Lee

Shochu Foundation Part 1

18 May 2024 (Sat)

14:00 - 17:00

HKWA -- 1/F, Everglory Centre, 1B Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Benny Lee

 

Shochu Foundation Part 2

8 Jun 2024 (Sat)

14:00 - 17:00

HKWA -- 1/F, Everglory Centre, 1B Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Benny Lee

Sakesho Advanced Tasting Workshop

15 Jun 2024 (Sat)

14:00 - 17:00

HKWA -- 1/F, Everglory Centre, 1B Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Benny Lee

Sake Fault Workshop

22 Jun 2024 (Sat)

14:00 - 17:00

HKWA -- 1/F, Everglory Centre, 1B Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Benny Lee

Sakesho Exam Revision

29 Jun 2024 (Sat)

14:00 - 17:00

HKWA -- 1/F, Everglory Centre, 1B Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Benny Lee

Exam

 Exam Style Time Coverage

Paper 1 - 1st Exam

Written

50 mins

Basic knowledge of sake & Shochu

Paper 2 - 2nd Exam

Written + Tasting

50 mins

4 types of sake classification

- Positioning map creation

- Coaxial graph creation

4 types of shochu

- Positioning map creation

Paper 3 -  3rd Exam

Written + Tasting 50 mins

Recognition of samples by raw material and manufacturing method of sake

Recognition of samples by raw material and manufacturing method of shochu

Paper 4 -  4th Exam

Written 50 mins

Recognizing the deterioration of sake

- Devising a method of serving

Recognizing the deterioration of sake

- Devising a method of serving

* Pass criteria: 70% or more correct answer rate for each exam

 

 Date Time Last Enrolment Date

6 Jul 2024 (Sat) 

10:00 - 15:00

4 Jun 2024

*Eligibility to take the exam: International kikisake-shi or International Shochu kikisake-shi (SSI INT’L certified)

Tuition Discount

Details Terms

Early Bird Discount
- HK$800

Successful enrolment at least 2 weeks before class commence

Group Discount
- 9%

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

FAQs

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 enquiry@hkwineacademy.com

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.

根據香港法律,不得在業務過程中,向未成年人售賣或供應令人醺醉的酒類。