In an attempt to become a wine sommelier, I’ve signed up for seminars at the Chinese Cuisine Training Institute at the Hospitality Industry Training & Development Centre, which is part of the Vocational Training Council (VTC).
Our instructor is Mr. Nelson Chow, the manager (F&B Operations & Training) of the Chinese Cuisine Training Institute at the Hospitality Industry Training & Development Centre, and he’s also the chairman of the Hong Kong Sommelier Association. He’s won numerous accredited awards related to wine and a track record to boast about, but only those “in the know” are aware of it … because he’s so darn humble.
Anyway, he’s a great instructor. VERY knowledgeable, funny and eloquent in his speech. Our class is from 7-9PM, but he usually goes on until late. Very late. On our first lesson last week, the class was from 7:30 to almost 11PM. He’s just really passionate about the subject and you can just stay after class and grill him on everything you want to know about wine.
Apparently, this is the 1 and ONLY wine tasting facility for students in HK. Others wanted to copy and follow, but failed. Or so I was told anyway.
Oooo … so fancy
There’s only about 12 students in the class, so its quite cozy. Definitely check it out if you want to learn a thing or two about wine!
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