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Certified Sake Sommelier

Become a Sake Sommelier

The Certified Sake Sommelier course takes place over two days.

Extensive Introduction to Sake (Day 1 – Module 1)

On day 1 we cover the following:

  • The history and culture of Sake
  • Sake production
  • Sake terminology and classifications
  • Sake tasting by designation

Working Professionally with Sake (Day 2 – Module 2)

On day 2 we consider the wider aspects of the sake industry including:

  • Maturity, temperature and aromatic profiles.
  • Sake tasting by type
  • How to introduce sake to customers
  • Professional issues including Sake labels, storage and Sake vessels
  • Umami and its relationship to Sake.

Over the two days we taste a wide variety of Sake type and designations.

There’s an exam at the end of second day with multiple-choice questions, written questions and a tasting test. Once you have successfully passed the Certified Sake Sommelier course, you will be qualified as an official ‘Sake Sommelier’ from the Sake Sommelier Academy. You will be presented with an official SSA certificate and a lapel pin.

With the knowledge acquired during the course, you will be able to further expand your career in the sake service industry and comfortable conducting in-house sake training and educational programmes to both members of the public and of the beverage industry.

  • Sake Sommeliers will be eligible to attend the London Sake Challenge as tasting judges and join the Japan and the world sake network, MYSAKE.

Contact:  bookings@sakesommelierassociation.com to book your place.

Price: £575  (Exclusive £545 offers to UK students who have completed the Introductory Sake Professional Course.)

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Once you have successfully passed the Certified Sake Sommelier course, you will be certified as an official ‘Sake Sommelier’ from the Sake Sommelier Academy.

Sake Sommeliers will be invited to attend the London Sake Challenge as tasting judges and will be eligible to take part in the Sake Sommelier of the Year.

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