Company Introduction

The Independent Wine Centre (IWC) provides an unparalleled standard of wine education in the Asia Pacific region. We work with the food and beverage industry as well as the general public.
IWC Diary
28 July 2008
Simon's interview on TV3 'Sunrise' in New Zealand
IWC Wine Appreciation I (品酒初級班) - Group A (5,12 Aug 08)
IWC Wine Appreciation I (品酒初級班) - Group B (7,14 Aug 08)
IWC Wine Appreciation I (品酒初級班) - Group C (19,26 Aug 08)
IWC Wine Tasting - Drink Pink - (23 Aug 08)
IWC Wine Tasting - Aging Red Wine ??? - (30 Aug 08)
Enrollment Form
Job Opportunities
Simon's interview on TV3 'Sunrise' in New Zealand
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IWC Wine Appreciation I (品酒初級班)
"Great course. Very informative and taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with plenty of good wines to try. Perfect for someone who enjoys their wine and would like to know more." - Annabel d'Avillez
Course Introduction: The most complete introductory wine course for the contemporary wine consumer.
Course Approach:
IWC Wine Appreciation I is designed to provide the most comprehensive foundation for wine-tasting at all levels, both professional and social. The course focuses on refining your sensory evaluation techniques and developing your sensory awareness.
Pre-requsites: All you need is a passion for wine.
The basics of wine, origins of the main tastes and styles in wine, and how to recognize them.
4 contact hours spread over two weeks.
Assessment: Continuous class assessment.
Study Progress:
When you successfully complete IWC Wine Appreciation I, you'll receive an IWC Award Certificate and can progress to IWC Wine Appreciation II.
Group A : 7:00-9:00pm (5, 12 Aug 08)
Group B : 7:00-9:00pm (7, 14 Aug 08)
Group C : 7:00-9:00pm (19, 26 Aug 08)
Course fee HK$1,600 is inclusive of course notes, tuition and international wines for tasting
Session Plan of IWC Wine Appreciation I
Week 1 - Introduction to Wine, basic elements in wine, wine styles and grape varieties
Week 2 - Understanding wine quality, wine countries and regions
IWC Wine Tasting - Drink Pink (23 Aug 08)

Rosé is a vastly underrated but delicious wine category. It has a wide range of colours, tastes and styles. Many countries produce super-value rosé which are perfect for Hong Kong's hot Summer.

This is a comparative tasting of different rose styles from around the world.

You will be surprised at their diverse differences and how delicious they are!

4:30-6:00pm (23 Aug 08)
Course fee HK$ 780
IWC Wine Tasting - Aging Red Wine ??? (30 Aug 08)

Not all wines are made to age, what taste good today may deteriorate in 5 years.

We will taste a range of international wine styles and give you definitive tips to judge the right cellaring time.

Tasters are encourage to bring their cellar list for group discussion.

The highlight of the tasting are: Treasures from Simon Tam's cellar

4:30-6:00pm (30 Aug 08 )
Strictly 12 seats available
All inclusive course fee HK$ 1,200
Enrollment Form
For online subscription, click here
Enroll: IWC Wine Appreciation I (品酒初級班) - (Group A - 5, 12 Aug 08)
  IWC Wine Appreciation I (品酒初級班) - (Group B - 7, 14 Aug 08)
  IWC Wine Appreciation I (品酒初級班) - (Group C - 19, 26 Aug 08)
  IWC Wine Tasting - Drink Pink - (23 Aug 08)
  IWC Wine Tasting - Aged Red Wine ??? - (30 Aug 08)
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For further inquiries, please visit our web site or email or telephone :(852) 2549 0181
Please kindly make cheque payable to "Independent Wine Centre" and send to
1603, Skyline Centre, 71 - 77 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, HK
Course vacancies are filled in the order of received payment and a place will not be reserved until payment is received
Job Opportunities

Marketing Administrator

- F.7 or above
- 2 to 3 years experience in similar post
- Assist in all project development/marketing activities
- Liaison with clients and suppliers
- Proficient in computer softwares
- Good command of English & Cantonese; fluent Mandarin is a bonus

Applicants please email application letter with CV, availability & salary expected to:

Course Coordinator

- Degree holder, Marketing / Hospitality degree is preferred
- Good command of English, Cantonese & Mandarin
- 3 years or above of experience in wine & spirit industry
- Good interpersonal and communication skill
- Self-motivated, independent and responsible
- Proficient in computer softwares

Applicants please email application letter with CV, availability & salary expected to:

Please kindly reply 'NO' if you do not wish to receive further information on wine tasting seminars.