Tasting Trendies Sake Awards 

"More than a Competition"

Vision: Let's Taste Sake

Mission: Respect Brewer's Mission & Listen to Customer's Feedback

Believe: Interactive Learning & Balance makes Life Sweet


Tasting Trendies Sake Awards  TTSA 2018

Tasting Trendies Sake Awards  TTSA 2019

Entries of Tasting Trendies Sake Awards TTSA 2018 which has been successfully held on Apr 28, 2018 has increased to 122 and 1/3 of the entries came directly from the Sake breweries. Increasing number of enquiries from Users to us for Suppliers of Entry have made us become a bridge between Users and Suppliers. Result implies that HK customers' taste will be changed after having proper "education" and knowledge about the different varieties and styles of Japanese Sake.  Differences in Results between of 2017 and 2018 reflected our missions & value in TTSA.
TTSA Results facilitate drinkers to find their preferred type of sakes more easily; help suppliers discovering various consumers' tastes and understanding the trends.. TTSA Winners has told you their feedback in this video. Totally 250 medals of TTSA Tasting Trendies Sake Awards have been presented; our Awards Ceremony & the first TTSA Pavilion 2019 has been successfully held at the ProWine Asia@HOFEX 2019, which is Asia's leading Food & Hospitality Trade Show at HKCEC. It is significant that four TTSA Trophies were presented by Mr Tsukasa Hirota, Deputy Consulate-General, Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong at the big Trade Show in Hong Kong on May 8, 2019. Products showcased at TTSA Pavillion were extremely eye-catching and well received.

The First Sake Competition in Hong Kong.


Awards Ceremony of TTSA 2017 was held in HOFEX, ProWine (Asia's leading food and hospitality trade show). Highly exposure in online & offline media coverage. Trophy presented by SP guest:

Mr. Simon WONG, JP, Chairman of HK Federation of Restaurants & Related Trades (in 2017)

Mr. Lee Yuk Fat, FPVCB(Hon), Chairman of Pok Oi Hospital (in 2018)

First-ever Judge Panel.
1. Expert group
Kikisake-shi (Sake sommelier), Sake Importers / Retailers.
2. User group  Original!

Executives in Top Management CEOs, Top management from global enterprises, Association Chairmen, Professional, Media representatives.

The Results are more pertinent.

Results calculated by CPA Firm.

Trophy: Champion, 1st & 2nd Runner up have been presented to Winners of top 3 highest score.

Gold, Silver, Bronze medals have been presented to winning sakes that got prescribed score.

Our Judge Affairs Director is Mr. Tomy FONG, the first BJCP International Beer Judge from Hong Kong has been qualified as a "Certified" Judge; also a Kikisake-shi, wine expert, Food Pairing Business Development Advisor of Food & Beverage businesses.

We endeavor to explore a new market segment by EDUCATING Consumers. We arranged an elite class to User Group Judges before the Judging.

We hold subsequent events named TTSA Tours, namely TTSA Winning Sake Showcase at the Washu Fes HK 2018; dinning events of Sake x Various Cuisine to promote culture & variety of Japanese sake to public.

TTSA accepts all types of sake & Umeshu. Start from 2019, we will also accept your Shōchū & Awamori.
Hong Kong is the World's 2nd large Importer in terms of sake import volume. Hong Kong is the first free wine port among major economies; the gateway into trade with China.

Enter TTSA 2020 Now!

Important Dates:

Application Deadline        : 20 May, 2020
Samples Delivery Period  : 20 May - 10 June, 2020
Judging Date                       : 20 June, 2020 (Sat)

Award Ceremony               : November 2020 (exact date

                                                to be confirmed)


Enrollment & Payment Method

Account Payee: KSOARTS Limited
Account Payee Address:

Room 1202, 12/F, On Hong Comm Building, 145 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Bank Account Number: 390-492999-001
Beneficiary Banker: Hang Seng Bank 024
Bank Headquarter Address:

83,Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

District of Banker: Hong Kong

1. Please check the amount of payment from the ENTRY FEE table and arrange your payment by transfer or remittance.

2. Please EMAIL us
i) your completed application form and;
ii) a copy of your remittance or bank deposit slip.

3. Please prepare Two(2) Bottles of 720ml or volume equivalent as ENTRY SAMPLES (Samples deliver to Hong Kong are duty free). You will receive our email to confirm your payment and delivery samples details.

1. Junmai Daiginjo
2. Junmai Ginjo 
3. Daiginjo
4. Ginjo
5. Junmaishu
6. Honjozoshu / Futsushu
7. Yamahai / Kimoto
8. Muroka Nama Genshu
9. Koshu (Aged at room temperature)
10. Low temperature aging, ice cold temperature aging
11. (Shizuku sake, Joso, Tobingakoi, Fukurotsuri, Nakadori, Centrifuge)
12. High rice polish rate (Rice polish lower than 30%)
13. Low rice polish rate (Rice polish higher than 70%)
14. Pasteurization (Pasteurization only once, Pasteurization after bottled, Micro-carbonation effect etc) 
15. Sparkling Sake / Doburoku
16. Umeshu / Fruit Sake
17. Shochu / Awamori
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TTSA 2019 Awards Ceremony & tour of Winning Sake Pavilion

Deputy Consulate-General of Japan
Toasting on stage
TTSA Trophies
Award winner receiving certificates
Award winner receiving certificates
Award winner receiving certificates
Award winner video shooting
Award winner in TTSA Pavilion
Award winner in TTSA Pavilion
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TTSA 2018 Awards Ceremony & Tour of Winning Sake Counter

Even Japanese newspaper report TTSA's Ch
Winning sake tasting in TTSA counter
TTSA's Champion
Tomy on stage
Tomy introducing winning sake
Tomy introducing winning sake to customers
Tasting the winning sake
Mr.KuninoriMatsuda visit our counter
Great honor that Mr.Kuninori Matsuda, the Ambassador & Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, visited our counter and showed his interest and support to TTSA.
Presenting awards certificate
Photo together
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TTSA 2017 Awards Ceremony

Guests from F&B trrade insustry
Guests from F&B trade industry at Awards Ceremony
Awards Ceremony in action
Awards presenter Mr. Simon Wong, JP
Awards presenter Mr. Simon Wong, JP was giving out an speech
Awards certificate presenting
Awards certificate presenting to the Winners
The Champion of TTSA 2017
Group photo
Awarded winning sake showcase
Awarded winning sake showcase in ProWine Asia, Hofex
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Expert Group

TTSA 2017 Honorary Advisor
Founder of Hong Kong Wine Academy
Deputy Director & Executive Editor of

Umai Magazine

Mr. Benny LEE

Head Judge of TTSA 2017 ~ 2019
WSET Sake Educator
SSA Certified Sake Sommelier
Sake Service Institute (SSI) Kikisakeshi
Shochu Kikisakeshi and the official lecturer of SSI and SSI International

Mr. Calvin NG

SSI International

SSI Shochu

SSA Sake Sommelier

TTSA 2018 & 2019 Judge

Ms. Crystal CHAN


level 3 distinction
SSI International

Author of

food & wine cookbook

"Sommelier Kitchen"

TTSA 2018 & 2019 Judge

Mr. Derek LEUNG

SSI International

Restaurant Manager at Sushi Masataka

TTSA 2018 Judge


Mr. Micky Chan


WSET Sake level 3
SSI International


TTSA 2018 & 2019 Judge

Ms. Bowie MAN

SSI International


TTSA 2017 Judge

Mr. Randy Au

SSI Honorary 


TTSA 2017 Judge

Mr. Tony LEE

Japanese Sake Expert

TTSA 2017 Judge


Mr. Andrew LAM

SSA Certified Sake Sommelier

SSI International KiKisake-shi

SSI International Official Lecturer

2019 International Kikisake-shi, HK regional, Winner

2019 World Kikisake-shi Competition, HK representative

TTSA 2019 & 2020 Judge


Mr. Tomy FONG

Co-Founder of TTSA

SSI International KiKisake-shi

Beer Recipe Creator & Brewing Affairs Director of MiMi Beer

Certified BJCP Beer Judge

Certified Whisky Ambassador

TTSA 2020 Judge


User Group

Mr. Albert LEUNG

SSI International Kikisake-Shi

Representative of DYNAOX Hong Kong Corp., Ltd.

TTSA 2017 ~ 2019 Judge

Ms. Carmen WONG

Sake distributor
Founder of

Carmen W Biz Ltd.

TTSA 2018 & 2019 Judge

Mr. Ivan SEAN

Director of

iSake Hong Kong

Founder of Washu Fes Hong Kong

TTSA 2018 & 2019 Judge

Mr. Terry LAI

Founder of Japanese Sake Co. Ltd.
Founder of Premium Japanese Sake Shop

TTSA 2017 ~ 2019 Judge



Food Critic
Author of


TTSA 2018 Judge

Mr. Bryan PENG

Assistant Director
Hong Kong Quality Assurance

TTSA 2018 Judge


Documentary Photography
Travel Expert

TTSA 2017 ~ 2020 Judge

Mr. Gabriel KUNG

General Manager - KKH

TTSA 2017 ~ 2019 Judge

Mr. Hays WAN

Logistics Manager

TTSA 2017~ 2020 Judge

Mr. Henry HO

President of Hong Kong Wine Chamber of Commerce

Director of Sunglory Holdings International Limited

TTSA 2017 & 2018 Judge

Mr. Leo LEE

Honorary Advisor of KsoArts Ltd.
Director & Managing Partner of Benington Capital Limited

TTSA 2017 & 2018 Judge


Co-founder of 211 Foundation
Management of Personal Retail Wealth & Enterprise Financial in Asia-Pacific of a Global Financial Institution

TTSA 2017 & 2018 Judge

Mr. Murphy MA


TTSA 2018 & 2019 Judge

Ms. Perrin LAM


TTSA 2018 & 2019 Judge

Mr. William YUE

Management of a Global Enterprise

TTSA 2018 Judge

Mr. YU Kong Keung

Consultant of The Ass For HK

Catering Services Management LTD

TTSA 2018 Judge

Ms. Hidy CHAN

Professial Advisor (Account) of Silk Road Development Association

TTSA 2017 Judge

Mr. Roy LO

Managing Partner of ShineWing(HK)

CPA Limited

TTSA 2017 Judge

Mr Sam TAM

Founder & Chairman of the Board of Go Fun Group Holding Limited
Chairman of the Board of Director of The HK Federation of Commerce For SME

TTSA 2017 Judge

Mr. David TSAI


Partner of

Benny Kong & Tsai Solicitors

TTSA 2017 & 2019 Judge

Mr. Simon WONG

President of Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants & Related Trades
Chairman of Kampery Group
Owner of Chateau Le Cleret

TTSA 2017 Judge

Ms. Doris LI

Media Company
Senior Reporter

TTSA 2017 Judge

Ms. Jessica Shek

Media Company
Senior Reporter

TTSA 2017 Judge

Mr Kenneth Young

Media Company

TTSA 2017 Judge

Ms. Rebecca LIU

Media Company
Event Manager

TTSA 2017 Judge



TTSA 2017 Judge

Mr. Sam CHAN

Vice President
European Gourmet Association

TTSA 2017 Judge

Mr. Derik WONG


TTSA 2017 Judge

Mr.Cyrus WONG

Executive Director, Amen Florist & Decor Limited

TTSA 2019 Judge

Ms. Crean NG

Industry Professional Judge Panel

TTSA 2019 Judge

Mr. Sammy SO

Chairman of Dramovie Group Limited

President of ITAccountants


Chairman of IPOAllianace

Founder of www.IPO-Go.com

TTSA 2019 Judge

Mr. Wilson CHAK

Marketing Director

SSI International Sommelier

SSI International HK - Proctor

SSI International Lecturer

TTSA 2020 Judge

Dr. Carol POON

Scholar, Researcher &


President, Society of Intra-Cultural Studies

TTSA 2020 Judge

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Awards certificate presenting

Awards certificate presenting to the Winners