Certified Sake Sommelier

Certified Sake Sommelier®

Become a Sake Sommelier

Our flagship course, the Certified Sake Sommelier is a fantastic way to expand both your sake knowledge and sommelier skills. The Certified Sake Sommelier is accessible to both trained professionals and sake connoisseurs alike. The course provides an unbeatable level of sake education and practical knowledge - whether you are working with customers in restaurants, distributing products to clients, or impressing friends over dinner!

This multi-day course covers the broader aspects of the sake industry.

  • What Will I learn?

    Train as a Qualified Sake Sommelier
    We offer the only official Certified Sake Sommelier ® qualification.
    The History and Culture of Sake
    Discover sake's role in Japanese society, as well as its booming popularity in the rest of the world.
    Sake Production
    Learn the in-depth details about sake ingredients and how the beverage is brewed.
    Sake Tasting and the Science of Umami
    Practice your tasting and identification skills, with a mind on how to best pair sake with various cuisine.
    How to Work with Sake
    Learn from industry professionals on how best to store and purchase sake.
    Train in an Interactive, Experiential, Environment with a Focus on Workshops
    Our highly qualified Sake Educators pride themselves on providing a study environment where everything taught has a practical, usable, learning outcome.
    Serving Etiquette
    Immersive yourself in the fine-points of serving sake as a Sake Sommelier; study how to identify sake labels and learn how to introduce sake to customers or peers.
    Sake Cocktails
    Open your palate to the wide range of uses for sake in cocktail making.
    Earn a Lapel pin and Certification
    Our Certified Sake Sommelier qualifications are well known throughout the hospitality industry across the world, and passing students also receive lapel pins to proudly display their new-learnt skills.
  • How to Study In Person

    How the academy works

    Follow these steps to become a Sake Sommelier in-person

    • 1. Choose your course

      The Sake Sommelier Academy offers the Certified Sake Sommelier in classrooms around the world.

    • 2. Choose where to study

      Find your closest accredited Partner School.
      Our Partners offer courses in a variety of languages and across different cultures to make learning easier for you.

    • 3. Receive prestudy and registration material

      Time to get ready for the course! You'll receive prestudy and registration materials.

    • 4. Study to become a Sake Sommelier

      Now it's time to learn! Your educator will explain everything you need to know and what to expect so that you can ace the course exam. Good luck!

    • 5. Receive your certificate and lapel pin

      Congratulations you are now a Sake Sommelier! You've earned your certificate and lapel pin!

  • How to Study Online

    How the academy works

    Follow these steps to become a Sake Sommelier online

    • 1. Choose your course

      At the Sake Sommelier Academy, we offer the Certified Sake Sommelier via our online webinar.

    • 2. Choose where to study

      Find your closest accredited Partner School.
      Our Partners offer courses in a variety of languages and across different cultures to make learning easier for you.

    • 3. Receive samples and notes

      We make learning easy, with tasting samples mailed to your door and study notes emailed pre-course.

    • 4. Study to become a Sake Sommelier

      Now it's time to learn! Your educator will teach you through an interactive webinar.

    • 5. Take the Exam

      Once you've learnt everything required for the course, it's time to take the course exam! Your educator will explain everything you need to know and what to expect. Good luck!

    • 6. Receive your certificate and lapel pin

      Congratulations you are now a Sake Sommelier! You will receive your Certified Sake Sommelier certificate and lapel pin in the post!

Sake Sommeliers will be eligible to apply to one of our famous Sake Challenges as tasting judges as well as enter the coveted Sake Sommelier of the Year competition.

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

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