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Vinotopia Asia is honoured to collaborate with Sake Fever to offer the most internationally recognised Sake Professional Qualification - International Kikisake-Shi course established by the Sake Service Institute (SSI) which was founded in 1991 with the goal to educate and promote the understanding of Sake culture globally.

Our center is conveniently located on the Hong Kong Island and we aim to provide quality program with hand-picked Sake that are most appropriate to the course syllabus, Our experienced tutors will not only cover the course materials but will also be sharing industry insights and personal stories.

Successful Kikisake-shi will be granted a certificate and certification badge from SSI INT’L.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the different types of Alcoholic Beverages

  • History of Sake

  • Raw material / Ingredients that make Sake

  • Production process of Sake

  • How to taste Sake

  • Serving of Sake

  • Etiquette of Sake

  • Ritual of Sake

  • Understanding of Sake Labels

  • How to promote Sake

Assessment / Examination

Done in three parts with 3 Papers.
Paper 1 : Covers fundamentals of food and beverages including alcoholic beverages (MC with Short Written Question)
Paper 2 : Covers Sake production and the development of sales promotion (MC with Short Written Question)
Paper 3 :  Covers drafting of tasting notes, and service knowledge (Blind tasting with Short Written Questions)

70% correct to pass


21 Hours


HKD 7400 / person

Early-bird Special : $6980 (3 weeks before course commencement date)

Exam only: $1280

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​Course Schedule

SSI002 Cantonese class (Every Saturday 12:00 – 7:00pm) 9/3, 16/3, 23/3

Exam T.B.A

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*** Tailored private classes for 6+ pax are available upon request.
Please contact us on (852) 3897 9611 / (852) 9730 4028 or by email

Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business. 根據香港法律,不得在業務過程中,向未成年人售賣或供應令人醺醉的酒類 。

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