Professional Qualifications

At Sommelier, we have some of the top wine professionals in Hong Kong & China. Our Wine Educators and Consultants are holders of some, if not all of the following international qualifications:


  Institutions Official Description Qualifications Our Team Holds
Wine & Spirit Education Trust
(WSET)
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications. Level 4 Diploma (Dip WSET)
Certified Educator
Level 3 in Sake
Court of Master Sommeliers
(CMS)
The Court of Master Sommeliers was established to encourage improved standards of beverage service in hotels and restaurants. Education was then, and remains today the Court’s charter. By 1977 the Court Of Master Sommeliers was established as the premier examining body for Sommeliers worldwide. Certified Sommelier (CS)
Society of Wine Educators
(SWE)
The Society of Wine Educators was founded in 1977. The Society of Wine Educators is a non-profit educational organization (501c3) whose mission is to advance wine education through professional development and certification. Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)
Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS)
Wine Scholar Guild The French Wine Society is the leading provider of French wine study and certification programs internationally. French Wine Scholar (FWS)
Sake Sommelier Association
(SSA)
The Sake Sommelier Academy (SSA), is the first organization in the UK to offer sake education outside of Japan, we are base in London and provide Sake sommelier certification all over the world. Certified Sake Sommelier