Wine Tasting Courses to check out in Hong Kong

Veronica Yoo
11 April, 2021

There’s a saying “Beer is made by men, wine by God,” while there is no way in knowing how true this statement really is, Hong Kongers will say otherwise. And rightfully so. Hong Kong is the city of good food and good drinks. With the majority of the population identifying as a foodie, no food tastes as good as when it is accompanied by drinks. While cocktails are a great choice for a multiple of occasions, there’s no going wrong with going to a house party with a bottle of nice wine or enjoying dinner with a full-bodied glass of wine. If you enjoy quality wines and want to know how to differentiate your Sauv Blancs with Pinot Grigio simply by its taste, we list wine tasting courses to check out in Hong Kong. Whether you’re looking for a fun date idea or simply to enhance your knowledge of wines – there’s a course to suit all interests!

James Suckling Wine Central

If you’re a lover of wine, especially in Hong Kong, you’ve probably heard of the name James Suckling at least once. James Suckling Wine Central wine bar is the ultimate haven for people who love wine and experience great wine too. From prized rare bottles to affordable unusual finds, there’s a bottle to suit all taste buds. James Suckling holds Masterclass wine tastings where you can meet the man, James Suckling, himself! Hear first-hand about the wines and learn from his 40 years of experience as a wine critic.

James Suckling Wine Central; 2/F, 22 Staunton Street, Central; eventsAsia@jamessuckling.com; For more information call +852 2539 7999

Mandarin Oriental Wine Tasting Master Class

Mandarin Oriental is offering a Wine Tasting Master Class to expand your wine knowledge. In this 60-minute wine tasting MasterClass, Mandarin Oriental’s esteemed sommelier will introduce six different wines from both Old and New World – all while being accompanied with various snacks and palette cleansers. This exclusive Master Class is available to a minimum of two participants (HK$1,776) up to four participants (HK$ 3,552) making it the perfect atmosphere for an intimate conversation. While you’re at it why not book a staycation also!

Mandarin Oriental; 5 Connaught Road Central; mohk-restaurants@mohg.com; For more information call +852 2825 4000

The Fine Wine Experience

Located in Sai Ying Pun, The Fine Wine Experience boasts itself as Hong Kong’s largest selection of fine wines at retail. Their exquisite wine list features wines that cost a few hundred to tens of thousand dollars – proving that fine wine can be enjoyed at all price points. If you’re hoping to get a taste of some of their wine’s, check out their tasting series or blind tasting to expand your wine knowledge. Tickets range in price depending on the wine you try but make sure to make a booking quick as they sell out quickly!

The Fine Wine Experience; Shop A, 165-166 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun; For more information call +852 2803 0753

Asia Wine Service & Education Centre

If you’re out for more extensive training on everything wine, from differentiating different regions of wines to learning how to become a Sommelier, check out Asia Wine Service & Education Centre, also known as AWSEC. Established in 1994, AWSEC offers courses on wine education for all levels. They offer online courses, weekend courses and even a private tailor made for you! Here, you’ll find like-minded wine enthusiasts and mentors to truly expand your knowledge horizon.

Asia Wine Service & Education Centre; Room 1501 & 1503-8, 15/F, Kai Tak Commercial Building, 317-319 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan; info@awesec.com; For more information call +952 2937 9100

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