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 entire course was superbly delivered and excellent in design, engagement elements, and content. I couldn’t have asked for a better session!"
I had an intense but wonderful weekend. I feel like everyone at the Sake Sommelier Association really went out of their way to make the course interesting for me. Even as a WSET 3 certificate holder, I feel that the course enriched me in many ways. I appreciated in particular was how close to the actual culture of sake it felt in comparison. I hope I will be able to create the same feeling for my students in the future."
While I have taken sake courses before, this one featured new information that I had never learned, including the history of sake, specifics about the brewing process, specialty styles and recommended sake serving information. After the course, I felt energized to tell friends and family about the sake information I learned and to help others enjoy sake."
The Educators at Sake Sommelier Association are not only truly passionate about sake education but also well-rounded professionals willing to transmit their broad and rich experience to their students. Sake and its importance in the Japanese Culture is at the heart of the Sake Sommelier Association curriculum. This is definitely the right place to start your sake learning journey, be it to quench your curiosity or to become a Certified Sake Sommelier!"
Despite taking the course online, the instructors managed to make me feel like I was really in the classroom with them learning everything I need to know about sake. In each module and workshop of the course, the passion and dedication they have and all their professionalism was noticed."
The Certified Sake Sommelier online course is the best online professional course that I have ever attended. The teachers are well prepared and have a passion for sake. Classes are insightful and very informative. I strongly believe that this course is a must for people
wanting to peruse a career in the beverage industry.