The Certified Sake Sommelier course takes place over two days.
Extensive Introduction to Sake (Day 1 – Module 1)
On day 1 we cover the following:
Working Professionally with Sake (Day 2 – Module 2)
On day 2 we consider the wider aspects of the sake industry including:
Over the two days, we taste a wide variety of Sake types and designations.
The second day culminates with an exam, comprising of: multiple-choice questions, written questions and a tasting test. Once you have successfully passed the Certified Sake Sommelier course, you will be qualified as an official ‘Sake Sommelier’ from the Sake Sommelier Academy. You will be presented with an official SSA certificate and a lapel pin.
With the knowledge acquired during the course, you will be able to further expand your career in the sake service industry and feel comfortable conducting in-house sake training and educational programmes to both members of the public and of the beverage industry.
Sake Sommeliers will be eligible to attend the London Sake Challenge as tasting judges, enter the coveted Sake Sommelier or the Year competition.
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.
I had heard great things about the CSS course from people who had taken it before, but I didn’t realise how lucky I was to secure a place on it until the terrific two-day course came round.
The course was taught in a convivial atmosphere at the impressive Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge, and over the two days I and my fellow students were given a thorough and enjoyable training about the fundamentals of sake. The presentations were informative and entertaining, and on the practical side there was an awesome tutored tasting for the whole group in the hotel’s restaurant on the first day, enabling us all to train our palates while becoming fast friends. At the end of the course the traditional ceremony they put on is a wonderful touch and a fitting way to end the programme."