所有參賽酒款會預先在預備區分類並倒進酒杯後，由專人送遞至各評委面前。此外，評委們禁止進入預備區。 評審時使用ISO葡萄酒杯，參賽酒款將在15-18℃ (生酒為5-10°C)進行盲品。
DipWSET, CS, CSW, 酒サムライ, きき酒師
JSS Overseas Support Desk (Asia), The ‘Future 50’ Wine & Sake Winner
Co-founder of the Hong Kong Wine Academy
Principal Lecturer & Wine and Sake Educator
Sake Samurai Mr. Micky Chan is a respected wine and sake expert who has diversified roles in the industry, including Educator, Writer, International Judge, Consultant, as well as serving as the Overseas Support Desk (Asia) for the Japan Sake & Shochu Makers’ Association.
As an Educator, he has co-founded the Hong Kong Wine Academy and is actively involved in delivering courses and training in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China.
As a professional Judge, Micky evaluates a few thousand bottles of wines and sakes yearly while judging in various international competitions including IWSC, IWC, Berlin Wine Trophy & Asia Wine Trophy and more.
Born in Yokohama, 1960. After graduating from the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Sophia University, he joined Seibu Department Store (in charge of liquor division as buyer). He started a new career as a liquor journalist and consultant in 1997. He had written several books including; “Textbook for Sake” (Doyukan), “Sake Guidebook” (Shibata Shoten), and “the SAKE BOOK (with English translation)” (Jitsugyo no Nihonsha). Judge of Prefectural Sake Appraising and Deliberating Fair. (Fukushima, Shizuoka, and Ehime Prefecture) A member of the judging committee for Protection of Geographical Identifications (Nagano and Saga Prefecture). Judge of international sake competitions; “The U.S. National Sake Appraisal” and “International Sake Challenge”. Chairman of the Sake Export Association.
In November 2004, she started her career selling Japanese alcoholic beverages at City Super Group in Hong Kong. She was a Manager of purchasing Japanese sake and other Japanese alcoholic beverages until May 2015. After leaving Hong Kong in the same year, she moved to Okinawa. Currently, she runs her freelance business “sakeand” and works as an overseas sake sales, overseas sales promotion coordinator as well as sake and awamori writer. Throughout her career, she works relentlessly to raise awareness of Japanese alcoholic beverages in the global market.
With more than 30 years of sake brewing industry experience, Ichishima Kenji is a consultant to those entering the sake industry from other industries and overseas. He also serves as a judge for international sake competitions such as IWC. He is dedicated to making sake one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world.