酒ソムリエ協会
Sake Sommelier Academy®  酒ソムリエ協会
酒ソムリエ協会

酒ソムリエ協会はヨーロッパにおける日本酒業界で非常に権威のある団体です。私達は海外で、日本酒の教育・普及促進に尽力しています。酒ソムリエアカデミーのコースでは参加者の方々に日本酒の非常に深い文化的歴史を学んでいただき、世界規模での日本酒の需要と消費の拡大に貢献いただける機会を提供しています。英国で唯一、酒ソムリエを育成できることで、私達は日本酒への理解・教育・幅広い認識の促進に大きく役立っていければと考えています。
日本人、外国人の垣根を超えて、世界の仲間といっしょに日本酒についての勉強をしたり、素晴らしさや美味しさを分かち合うことができたら楽しいですね。

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Become a Sake Sommelier
酒ソムリエアカデミーの卒業生

With more than 2,000 Sake Sommelier Alumni from across the world, many have gone on to hold top positions throughout the beverage industry.

From winning titles; Best Sommelier of the World (Gérard Basset, Class of 2009), Sake Sommelier of the Year (Joshua Kalinan, Class of 2011) to drinks purchasing for the Jason Atherton group (Laure Patry, Class of 2009) and judging international competitions (Christine Parkinson, Class of 2010) becoming a Sake Sommelier opens the door to many new opportunities and experiences. Some leave so inspired they go on to create their own sake-related companies such as Maximilian Fritzsch CEO of Tokuri, Germany (Class of 2013) and Oliver Hilton-Johnson founder of Tengu Sake (Class of 2011).



MSS Alumni

The Master Sake Sommelier program attracts some of the best & brightest in the World of Sake. Our alumni continue to shape and create innovation across the Food & Beverage industry with their fantastic skills. The Sake Sommelier Association is incredibly proud to showcase the following students as having earned the world's highest sake qualification:





Alejandro Escariz


Jean-Marc Dizerens


Fabio Ota




Guilherme De Macedo


Henrik Levinsen


Lorenzo Ferraboschi




Tommy Thommasen





Joshua Kalinan Sinnathamby


Philipp Reinstaller


Sean Ou




Sebastian Fun Zhong Chen


Danny Leong


Tack Wai Cheong




Charly Iten


Metodiyka Krumova Popova


MySake - COMING SOON!

The first social network specifically for Sake Sommeliers, MySake aims to connect sake professionals and enthusiats across the world - providing an unparalleled network of sake lovers!


FOUNDER PROFILES

XAVIER CHAPELOU


Recognised as one of the world’s leading non-Japanese sake experts, Xavier has built an encyclopaedic knowledge of Japanese sake through his experience in both retail & fine restaurant consultancy. By learning first-hand from brewery professionals, his appreciation and passion for sake spread into teaching, driven by an ambition to pass his knowledge to others. With this goal in mind, he co-founded the Sake Sommelier Association. His efforts were noticed by distinguished drinks magazine Imbibe in 2013, when he was nominated for “Educator of the Year”. His contribution for bringing sake to the sommelier world has also been featured in the press many times, for publications such as: The Times, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, Asahi TV, BBC Radio 4, Channel 4 TV and more.

KUMIKO OHTA


Kumiko grew up in Japan surrounded by rice fields and sake-brewing culture. A thirst to learn more drove her to visiting breweries as soon as she could, and lead to a life-long passion with sake. This culminated in her becoming an Authorised Sake Lecturer, obtaining the Higher Certificate in Sake Education. After relocating to the UK, Kumiko has tirelessly championed sake. A co-founder of the Sake Sommelier Association, her efforts where recognised by Nikkei in 2008 when she received the prestigious “Woman of the Year” award. Since then she has redoubled her efforts, constantly looking for new ways to showcase and promote sake.