AWSEC - Courses - WSET – Our most popular course for wine lovers & people in the trade Details
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, click to see the details
Dear AWSEC students,
Please be informed that the AWSEC office and reception will be closed for renovation from July 1st to August 10th.

During this period our classes and classrooms will operate as normal and some temporary arrangements have been made to minimise disruption, as per the following :
- A temporary reception desk where you can enrol, make payments, and make enquiries is available on Room 1501, Riesling (Mon to Fri 10:00 – 17:00) or Room 1609, 16th Floor (Mon to Fri 17:00 – 21:00, Sat & Sun 10:00-18:00)
- The AWSEC hotline will remain unchanged at 2837-9100.
- Client Services staff will be on duty as normal, but will be stationed on 16th Floor. You will be able to contact them for assistance by calling 2837-9100.

Following services will be suspended:
- Certificate pick-up service
- Aroma kit purchase
- Textbook collection before courses start (Your textbook will be distributed on the first session)
- Library service
- Zoom service

Please do not hesitate to call us with any queries or concerns you may have. Thank you in advance for your help and understanding.

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WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

  • Best way to start the journey in understanding Sake
  • Perfect for non-trade beginners and those starting a career in the beverage industry
  • Interactive & fun learning while gaining an internationally recognised qualification
  • AWSEC is one of the first APPs in the world to provide WSET qualification in Sake

This course will give you a clear understanding of the main styles / types / key factors affecting flavours & aromas of Sake. You will follow WSET’s renowned Systematic Approach to Tasting to explore these characters in a systematic way. An internationally recognised qualification with certificate and lapel pin will be awarded upon passing the straightforward exam.

Students will also gain insight into Sake and food pairing techniques. As Japan has a food-rich culture, it's no surprise that Sake goes well with many types of food. Our upgraded WSET Level 1 Award in Sake class will guide you through Sake pairing with a range of selected food and snacks -- to learn the key principle of Sake and food pairing by experiencing them yourself!


  1. The basic principles of sake production
  2. The main types and styles of Sake
  3. Factors affecting the aroma and flavour of Sake
  4. How to describe Sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)
  5. How to serve Sake

Examination: A closed-book examination that consists of 30 multiple-choice questions worth one mark each

Exam Duration: 45 Minutes

Passing Grade:  70%

Enquiry | Booking:  +852 2964 0188 |

Address: Room 1501 & 1503-08, 15/F, Kai Tak Commercial Building, 317-319 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Entrance on Morrison Street)

$2,000 $3,800
2 Persons Discount
Early Bird
2 Persons Early Bird
(Paid 1 month before course starts)
Code Date Time Language Fee Examination Date Registration
WSFC2108 Aug 30
Sep 6, 13
7:30pm - 9:30pm Cantonese HKD 2000 Sep 13 08:30pm-09:30pm Enrol
(Consecutive Course)
Oct 17
10:00am - 5:30pm English HKD 1,900 Oct 17 04:30pm-05:30pm Enrol