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Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Asia Wine Service & Education Centre (“AWSEC”) has been providing wine education to the trade and the public for over 16 years. Our extensive range of services is all delivered by our experienced, knowledgeable and highly qualified team of wine educators. Headquartered in Hong Kong, AWSEC designs and provides top quality wine and spirits education and training in Asia, e.g. mainland China and India, and the courses are available in English as well as some local languages.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Asia Wine Service and Education Centre, Asia’s premier wine education centre welcomes you to a new month of wine packed courses and special events. This October we have four fantastic classes for wine lovers and wine experts alike.

Another month is yet upon us so that means more unique and exciting classes, workshops and tutored tastings for you to enjoy.

October sees the continuation of the ASWEC Beginners Courses with both English (September 30th and October 7th) and Cantonese (October 10th and 17th) classes. For those without any knowledge of wine and would like to garner enough information to make good wine choices in future, this is an ideal course for you. We will teach you; understanding wine labels and wine lists, wine etiquette, major grape varieties around the world, basic wine tasting techniques, major wine producing countries of the world and the basics in matching food and wine.

 Ever wanted to try Australia’s most expensive wine? No, we are not talking about Penfolds Grange – but you can try that too! On Saturday October 8th we will host a Vertical Tasting of Penfolds Grange and Torbreck The Laird Wines. Come and taste with us these iconic Australian wines where we have both the 2005 and 2006 Torbreck The Laird and 1995-1998 & 2001 Penfolds Grange. This is a chance not to be missed and maybe one of the only opportunities to taste these matured and ready to drink vintages. Torbreck The Laird 2005 is the most expensive Australian wine currently on the market so we suggest you come and join us putting it up against the Grange.

Wine names are often daunting and at times can create difficulty in ordering that favoured wine in a restaurant for fear of embarrassment. But fear no more! On Thursday 13th October we will be hosting our Wine Pronunciation Workshop. Come and join us to learn and practice the pronunciation of the main grape varieties, wine regions and wine names you are most likely to encounter. All students will receive a certificate and a pocket sized pronunciation handbook – not to mention we will be serving some lovely wine throughout the class.

Finally in October we have two Expert Tastings. On Monday 24th October we will host a Champagne and Sparkling Wine class where wines will be tasted with expert guidance on how to identify the key elements of each wine. On Saturday 29th October we will do the same with Fortified Wines. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from the Diploma Tutor. As these tastings fill up fast it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

We hope you can join us for one or all of our featured events in September and look forward to seeing in the not-too-distant future. Details and prices of all events are below:

AWSEC Beginners Course:

English: 30th September and 7th October – 7:30 – 9:30pm

Chinese: 10th October and 17th October – 7:30 – 9:30pm

Cost: $1,280 per person

Vertical Tasting of Penfolds Grange and Torbreck The Laird

Saturday 8th October – 6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost: $4,800 per person

Wine Pronunciation Workshop

Thursday 13th October – 7:30 – 9:00pm

Cost: $280 per person ($380 special price for two)

Expert Tasting

Monday 24th October – 7:30-9:30pm – Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Saturday 29th October – 7:30-9:30pm – Fortified Wines

Cost: $480 per person for each session

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