Welcome to the Independent Sake Education Network


Welcome to the Sake Sommelier Academy, since 2000 we have steadily been building a network of over 500 Sake Educators and professionals. We are proud to now be able to offer courses in 13 countries spread over three continents.

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.

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

With the Tokyo Olympics approaching, the continued rise in popularity of Japanese cuisine, and sake exports at record highs there has never been a better time to become a Sake Sommelier.

The world’s premier Sake education specialist

The Sake Sommelier Academy (SSA) was the first organisation in the UK to offer sake education. We’re based in London and since then have expanded to provide Sake Sommelier certification all over the world. We offer a comprehensive list of courses to suit all levels.

Our courses offer an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals while at the same time receiving serious career development, drawing sake lovers as well as professionals from around the world.

For details and enrolment, click here.