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Many congratulations to all the team at AWSEC for your contribution to the growth of the numbers of WSET students in Asia, and I was delighted that you were awarded the Riedel Trophy for the WSET International Educator of the Year at this year’s WSET Graduation Ceremony in London. I am sorry I can’t be with you for your celebrations, but I will raise a glass to the continuing success of AWSEC and I wish you all the best for the NEXT 20 years!

Ian Harris
Chief Executive
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

The Barossa couldn’t have asked for a better partner than AWSEC when we first launched our regional wine education programme in Asia. Ever since we were fortunate enough to have made a connection with Stephen and Jennie Mack we’ve been delighted with the friendship that has developed and the representation of our region in this important market. The whole team at AWSEC deliver a thoroughly professional experience in wine education and I congratulate them all on reaching this significant milestone as pioneers in their field. On behalf of the Barossa’s grape and wine community I’d like to acknowledge how well AWSEC supports our endeavours. The Barossa Wine School looks forward to many more milestones in our partnership with Stephen, Jennie, Corinne and the team.

James March
Chief Executive
Barossa Grape & Wine Association, Barossa Wine School

Wine Australia congratulates AWSEC on 20 years of education provision. Education is the key to understanding the complex world of wine and AWSEC have been at the forefront in providing education platforms to nature and empower generations of wine lovers.

Aaron Brasher Regional Director Wine Australia

The Wine Scholar Guild would like to congratulate AWSEC on its 20th anniversary. Business is like wine, the things worth keeping withstand the test of time.

Julien Camus
Wine Scholar Guild

On behalf of the Sake Sommelier Association we would like to extend our warmest wishes as you celebrate your 20th anniversary.

We look forward to continuing to work together in promoting sake education on a worldwide platform!

Xavier Chapelou & Kumiko Ohta
Sake Sommelier Association

The Bordeaux Wine School is very proud to be partner of AWSEC since the very beginning of our accreditation system which goes back to 2006. We thank Jennie, Stephen and their team for the wonderful work they do on training people to Bordeaux Wines and wish them a very happy birthday and some more successful years of training to come.

Cèline Lavergne
Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux / Bordeaux Wine School

AWSEC has been an extraordinary influence in shaping our booming markets and we are all indebted to the many talented tutors and administrators who fostered an AWSEC alumni that are amongst the most passionate and knowledgeable wine lovers in the Asian region. Where would we be without AWSEC? My warmest congratulations to the team on their 20th Anniversary!

Debra Meiburg MW

Congratulations to Jennie, Stephen, Corinne and the AWSEC team on your 20 years of Wine education and training of Hong Kong and more recently through other centres in Asia and China.

On an international level, your hard work and high standards have been recognised with AWSEC being awarded the WSET Educator of the year. This is a great achievement and honour deserving of further congratulations and celebration.

Your success is due to the vision and efforts of Jennie, Stephen and Corinne and the hard work, devotion and enthusiasm of a fabulous support team and teaching staff.

Enjoy your success to date and bright and exciting future that AWSEC will have.

Best wishes on your night of celebration.

Alison Eisermann M

Education is one of the most important ways we can have access, we or our children, to a better world. Investing in education is one of the wisest things humanity can do. These are indisputable facts. Therefore, it is also an indisputable fact that the wine world is a better place now than it was twenty years ago, since AWSEC decided to put its mark in the global wine education scene.

On the evening of the celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of AWSEC I will have to be in Greece, but I will raise a glass of Assyrtiko and wish another twenty great years to the fabulous team of AWSEC.

Konstantinos Lazarakis MW

I always love to come and teach at AWSEC. The courses are varied and extensive, the organisation is impeccable and the students are great fun and highly motivated. You have done an excellent job in wine education and the whole enthusiasm for wine in Asia is down in large part to you. They say the first 20 years is the hardest but I hope you and your team continue to provide the exemplary and thrilling service to wine education for the next two decades and beyond.

Matthew Stubbs MW

I would like to extend my most sincere congratulations on the 20th Anniversary of the Asia Wine Service and Education Centre (AWSEC).

On this occasion, I also would like to express my gratitude for AWSEC embracing Greek Wines and introducing them to Hong Kong. Thanks to the combined efforts along with Greek wine producers the unique flavours of Greece start getting known and appreciated by local consumers.

The Consulate General of Greece will always be supportive of your initiatives and efforts to create a sophisticated wine culture in Hong Kong through professional wine education.

I wish AWSEC every success for the future.

Christodoulos Margaritis
Consul General
Consulate General of Greece in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR

I’m extremely happy to congratulate AWSEC for such an outstanding business development. AWSEC has been a key partner of the Spanish Trade Commission in our own mission to foster Spanish wine awareness in Hong kong; from 2009 the Spanish wine import to Hong Kong has more than tripled. We’re happy with the results but we are also committed to keep working on our mission. I’m sure the Spanish wine history in Hong Kong will be a happy one, and I’m also sure that AWSEC will walk next to us.

Javier Sanz
Consul – Senior Trade Commissioner
Consulate General of SPAIN

HEPO’s first contact with AWSEC was two years ago, for a presentation of Greek wines during Vinexpo Asia Pacific. The next year, it was a road show tasting in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. I was surprised by this rare as well as successful blend of professionalism, accuracy, efficiency and friendly collaboration everybody in AWSEC showed to whatever we asked. Congratulations for the award and my best wishes for your anniversary and a continuity plenty of success.

Yorgos Papapanayotou
Head of Section
Hellenic Foreign Trade Board (HEPO)

Thanks to AWSEC for being one of the most valuable French Wines advocates for the last 20 years in Hong Kong and all around Asia. Happy 20th Anniversary!

Antoine Meunier
Senior Trade Adviser / Wine & Spirits Dept.
Ubifrance – Hong Kong Office
Consulate Gen