Welcome

As the only Certified Sake Sommelier course provider in the UK, we welcome everyone who wants to learn about sake.

Many of our alumni have gone on to hold key roles in the food and beverage industry worldwide, rapidly making our certificate a highly recognised and well respected passport in this growing global market.

With the increasing availability of sake and specialist interest in the beverage, our Certified Sake Sommelier course is now offered in many countries in Europe, America, the Middle East, and Asia.

Our designated educators, who all share our expertise and passion for sake education, will welcome you on our international courses.

Please go to the “International Sake Education / Courses Worldwide” page and click on your country to view their contact details.

The world’s premier
Sake education specialist

The Sake Sommelier Academy (SSA), is the first organisation in the UK to offer sake education outside of Japan. We’re based in London and provide Sake Sommelier certification all over the world. Candidates passing the Introductory Sake Sommelier and Certified Sake Sommelier become a Sake Sommelier and receive a certificate approved by us. Our Advanced Sake Sommelier course in Japan provides first-hand experience of sake making and culture.

Our courses have drawn positive reviews from many experts in the trade, including international world champion sommelier and hotelier Gerard Basset, the only person to hold simultaneous Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and Wine MBA qualifications, who qualified in our inaugural Sake Sommelier course. The courses also draw amateur sake lovers as well as professionals from many countries, with representatives from Gordon Ramsay restaurants and others.

For details and enrolment,
click here.