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Remarks: Total 3 hours course time included the WoP - Initiation Level Exam; Around 8 tasting samples

Wines of Portugal Ambassador – Initiation Level

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Course Introduction


Target audience:

  • wine-savvy public, but without knowledge or very basic knowledge about the wines of Portugal.
  • importers, agents, Sommeliers, restaurant a wine shop owners, retailer, distributors

To provide to the trainees general knowledge about Portuguese wines with a strong focus on the 10 grape varieties:

  1. Alvarinho
  2. Arinto
  3. Fernão Pires
  4. Encruzado
  5. Touriga Nacional
  6. Touriga Franca
  7. Aragonez
  8. Trincadeira
  9. Castelão
  10. Baga

The trainees should have a general idea about Portugal, they should understand the climatic, territorial and wine diversity of Portugal, they should know the existing regions (all) and the characteristics of the main ones (Vinho Verde, Porto & Douro, Bairrada , Dão, Lisbon, Tejo, Península de Setúbal, Alentejo), recognize the Fortified classic Portuguese wines, the 10 priority grape varieties and get basics of harmonization with Portuguese wine.

Course Outline

  • General introduction of Portugal
  • Climatic influences & terroir
  • Wine regions
  • Grapes varieties
  • Vinification
  • Portuguese wine styles
  • Portuguese wines & food pairing
  • Wine tasting session

Source Structure

  • Number of wines for tasting: 12
  • Materials provided: PowerPoint presentation, Wines of Portugal booklet
  • Test: 15 questions test. Pass with 55% correct answers. 
  • Certificate - It confers certificate and title of "Wines of Portugal Ambassador".


 Semester Time / Venue Tutor 

11 Sep 2024 (Wed)

19:00 - 22:00 

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

Mabel Lai

Tuition Discount

Details Terms

Group Discount
- 9%

- 3 or more registered for the same course together
(Add 3 quantity of the course to 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.