Wine Tasting Courses by Asia Wine Service & Education Centre (AWSEC)
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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  Why is Wine Tasting Essential for Good Health and Great Life?

  Wine tasting is an age old practice. The impeccable taste of wine and the out-of-the-world after-effect of it have driven people crazy to taste its varieties. While it can be debated that wine consists of alcohol and it inflicts damage to health, consuming wine in controlled amounts has its own benefits.

  Here are reasons why everyone should taste wine, especially those who have not taken a sip yet.

  · Red wine has significant level of Calcium that helps reduce risk of Osteoporosis. For people having low mineral bone density, red wine is undoubtedly a go-to option.

  · people love to stay healthy and for long. Well! Wine contributes to that. Red wines consist of phenols that make blood thin and reduce chances of blood clotting resulting in reduced risk of strokes.

  · It cuts down risk of colon cancer by a whopping 45%. It helps reduce breast and prostate cancer. The antioxidants fight free radicals that help in development of cancer.

  · Resveratrol present in red grapes (in turn, red wine) helps reduce short term memory loss. It also fights against cancerous cell and heart diseases.

  · Resveratrol contributes towards reducing development of cataracts.

  · It helps to lower risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and parkinson’s disease.

  · Resveratrol! Once again! It is the cure for minimizing possibilities of developing Type 2 diabetes.

  · Last but not the least, wine gives one the wonderful after effect that helps calm down or eventually doze off! It is certainly a necessity after a tiring days’ work, isn’t it?

  One can see that wine possesses several ingredients that help people get a wonderful, risk-free life! However, keep in mind to consume it in limited amounts, or else wine tasting could have adverse effects!

  Making of great tastes!

  Wine comes in different flavours and tastes that add to the experience of sipping. It is essential to know:

  1. Varieties of grapes: Wines are made from various types of grapes namely Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Riesling and others. Each of these contributes towards different tastes of wine.

  2. Methods of preparation: Grapes need to be grown in proper weather, soil and climate in order to attain great tastes. One needs to ferment the grapes for a proper time and feed yeast, cane and beet sugar into the fermentation tank to obtain amounts of alcohol.

  3. Storage and blending: Wines require storing, filtering and aging to get proper tastes. Blending of wine with varieties of alcohol gives its different tastes.

  4. Settling and filtering: Rackling soothes wine and they are stored for longer times to get great tastes. Makers perform final filtering to remove sediments before selling.

  5. packaging: The wine bottles need to have special corks for effective packaging.

  Not many people are aware of the nuances and proper methods that are part of each facets of making wine. It requires education and profound practice to attain great wines. If you’re an enthusiast of the same, you can enrol yourself for a wine tasting course in Hong Kong.


AWSEC’s Tutored Tastings cover a wide range of topics and run throughout the year. They are a wonderful opportunity to train the palate and really get to grips with specific regions and/or wine styles. Participants will have the chance to broaden their wine knowledge horizons. They will be guided through a range of carefully chosen wines, with descriptions of the region of origin, the background and production of each wine, the characteristics along with explanations of what creates the differences in style.


It is an educational and fun way to look into wine in depth and participants do not have to be enroled on one of our courses to attend.


Some of our Tutored Tastings are pitched at a more advanced level, however we encourage and welcome wine lovers of all knowledge levels.

Course Gallery:

A detailed look into the world of Blanc de Noirs.

The essence of Scotch Whisky comes from its ageing, greatly contributing to its unique style and flavour. Taste 5 Scotch Whiskies and experience how the styles are influenced by time. We will also taste the specially crafted A’bunadh from Aberlour and the Longmorn 16 years old.

Some of the best kept secrets in the wine industry are from California wineries that have a long track record of success, but are still ‘under the radar’ to typical wine lovers.

A detailed look into the world of Blanc de Blancs!

The type of cask used for Scotch Whisky maturation greatly influences its style and flavours. Taste 5 Scotch Whiskies from The Glenlivet and Scapa, including a Scapa predominantly aged in new American oak and a Glenlivet aged in French oak. Experience the importance of oak in Scotch Whisky with this comparative tasting.

Transport yourself to Italy with this tasting of 5 specially selected cheeses from 5 different regions, including Asiago from Veneto, Taleggio from Lombardia, Toma Piemontese from Piemonte, Pecorino Stagionato from Tuscany and Caciocavallo Peperoncino from Southern Italy.

A simple guide for you to learn how to appreciate wine in 1 hour!

A simple guide for you to learn how to appreciate Sake in 1 hour!

You would love to order that Gewürztraminer you see on the wine list or that fruity Valpolicella but you have never dared to ask, worried that you would stumble pronouncing such names when it comes to order the wine. Well fear no more.

Come and join us to learn how to use this Aromaster and train your nose to identify main grape varieties and wines . Our Professional Educator will guide you to use the sense of smell to identify and appreciate four specially selected wines.