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Remarks: SSI International Shochu Kikisake-shi exam fee and certificate fee included; Total 16 hours course time, around 25 tasting samples

SSI International Shochu kikisake-shi Course

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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).

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:

    1. Be able to provide the most suitable shochu to the customer, and to suggest the most delicious way to enjoy it
    2. A big step up in career, as there is a great demand of shochu professionals who excels in selling and product development
    3. Be able to use the correct vessels and pair with food, bringing high level of enjoyment even in private occasions

    Course outline:

    - 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

    4 Jun - 2 Jul 2024

    5 Sessions (Every Tue)

    19:00 - 22:00

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

    Benny Lee

    Traditional Chinese study materials and exam.

    16 hours of teaching; around 25 shochu samples


     Exam Style Time Coverage

    Paper 1 - 1st Exam


    50 Mins

    The basic knowledge of alcoholic beverages

    Paper 2 - 2nd Exam


    50 Mins

    Knowledge of Shochu & Awamori

    Paper 3 -  3rd Exam

    Tasting 50 Mins Tasting, servicing & promotion


     Date Time Last Enrolment Date

    20 Jul 2024 (Sat)

    10:00 - 13:00

    4 Jul 2024

    18 Aug 2024 (Sun)

    10:00 - 13:00

    1 Aug 2024

    13 Oct 2024 (Sun)

    10:00 - 13:00

    26 Sep 2024

    Tuition Discount

    Details Terms

    Early Bird Discount
    - HK$400

    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)


    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.