The Advanced Sake Sommelier offer a unique insider’s view of Japan by visiting carefully handpicked sake breweries in stunning suburban villages and beautiful traditional cities. You will be able to see & experience the authentic sake making processes under the guidance of the Tōji (the master brewer).
This course allows you to learn about this magical drink in depth and to discover places that aren’t in your ordinary guidebook. Enjoy this incredible country as a sake professional and culinary tourist at the same time – this course promises to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Our group is limited to a small number of people in order to ensure an intimate and interactive setting.
The standard educational path for SSA Students is to earn their Certified Sake Sommelier qualification before embarking on the Advanced Sake Sommelier course – in order to ensure they have a thorough knowledge of sake.
However, the SSA strongly believes in flexible learning, as every student is unique. We therefore welcome students who wish to join the Advanced Sake Sommelier course first to witness how Sake is made in Japan and engage in the authentic culture; before studying for the Certified Sake Sommelier course.
The Advanced Sake Sommelier course is a tour of Japanese breweries steeped in the rich history of sake. Students get exclusive access to not only observe, but also to take part in the brewing process. All accommodation and transport is provided, not to mention all authentic Japanese meals which are enjoyed with sake! The fun-filled schedule includes surprises from the organisers that add an exciting cultural flavour to your trip. High-quality photos are taken throughout to capture the wonderful experience, and everyone receives an SSA Sake Sommelier-branded cap! Extremely good value for money – I cannot recommend this course highly enough!"
Advanced SSA course that takes place in Japan, gives a totally different angle on the world of sake and its history. Being able to participate in sake making and see the process how this drink is made, how much patience, time and hard labour is put into it, made me want to appreciate the art and learn more about this magical liquid. The whole trip was organised and well timed. Great culinary experience! Great accommodation and some leisure time."