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Become a Sake Sommelier

Our flagship course, the Certified Sake Sommelier is a fantastic way to increase both your sake knowledge and sommelier skills. Designed to take place over a few days, the Certified Sake Sommelier covers modules such as:

  • The History & Culture of Sake
  • Sake Tasting
  • Sake Production
  • How to Introduce Sake to clients & customers
  • Umami
  • And much more!

Upon passing the examination, students receive their lapel pin and certificate, and can proudly use the post-nominals “CSS”.

The Certified Sake Sommelier is accessible to both trained professionals and sake connoisseurs. The course focusses not only providing an unbeatable level of sake education, but also on how to practically make use of that education – whether working directly with clients in restaurants, with product lines in distribution, or with friends over dinner!

What will I learn?

An Introduction to Sake Production

Learn about sake ingredients and their function in brewing.

Study the History and Culture

Discover the history of sake brewing and its place in Japanese society.

Introduction to Tasting Sake

Learn the fundamental steps of tasting sake and how to differentiate between different designations.

Serving Etiquette

Discover how to serve sake like a professional!

Interactive Learning Experience

Formalise your sake experiences with workshop-based learning; and further your passion for sake in our short-format course.

Earn a Lapel Pin and a Professional Qualification 

Advance your career in food and beverage or just learn some new tricks to show off to your friends – our courses are well know globally for their high standards

Sake Sommelier online

The Certified Sake Professional course is a registered trademark ®

We are delighted to offer the Certified Sake Sommelier course online. Our Sake Educators replicate the in-classroom experience with interactive video conferencing, tasting samples mailed to your door and study notes emailed pre-course.

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We also offer the Certified Sake Sommelier course in person.

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 can apply for a judgeship at the London Sake Challenge as tasting judges and will be eligible to take part in the Sake Sommelier of the Year.


Push the limits and reach the peak of sake service


A challenge of the finest quality


Become a Sake Sommelier


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