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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!

The Certified Sake Sommelier course is a registered trademark ®


We offer the Certified Sake Sommelier course in person. Our Sake Educators offer courses in a variety of languages and across different cultures to make classroom learning easier for you.

We also offer the Certified Sake Sommelier course online.

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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