The Certified Sake Sommelier course takes place over two days.

Introductory sake sommelier (Day1/Module 1)
On the first day, we cover the basics including:
  • The history of sake
  • Sake production
  • Sake terminology and classifications
  • Sake tasting by category

Certified Sake Sommelier (Day2/Module 2)
On the second day, we consider the wider aspects of the sake industry including:
  • Maturity, temperature and aromatic profiles.
  • Understanding sake labels
  • Sake tasting by type
  • How to introduce sake to customers
  • Professional issues including purchasing, storage and sake vessels
  • Umami and its relationship to sake.

Over the two days, we taste a wide variety of sake makes and designations.

There’s a test on the second day with multiple-choice questions, written questions and a tasting test. On successful completion of the course, you’ll be presented with an official SSA certificate and lapel pin, qualifying you as a certified Sake Sommelier.

With the knowledge acquired during the course, you should be comfortable conducting in-house sake training and educational programmes to the public and the beverage industry.

New course will be held on the 27th – 28th March.
Contact shane@sakesommelierassociation.com  to book your place.  Last places available.