Sake courses

Sake – often misunderstood but delicious fermented rice beverage that is getting more and more attention as time goes by.

We are firm believers in the idea that the more you know about something, the more you can get out of it – be that professionally or personally. That’s why we offer three different sake courses – whether you want to further your career or simply want to learn more about sake we’re here to help. In addition, we also include free access to our own exclusively developed study guides for those taking any of the WSET courses.


WSET Level 1 award in sake
FROM £225

A great introduction to sake: whether it’s for your career or you’d just like to know more. You’ll learn how sake is made, how to serve it, the main types, styles and flavour, and you’ll also learn how to describe the taste.

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Introductory Sake Professional
FROM £95

A short, fun course accredited by the Sake Sommelier Academy and delivered by a Certified Sake Sommelier. Great for those who are interested in furthering their knowledge about sake. The first step into the world of the sake sommelier.

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Certified Sake Sommelier
FROM £585

This is a two-day course held over two weeks and ends in an exam. Those who pass will become qualified sake sommeliers and awarded a certificate from The Sake Sommelier Association. Great for professionals and those who are simply sake fans.


The Wine and Spirits Education Trust – is one of the world’s leading and best-known providers of wine and spirits education. John & several of his team hold The WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits, as well as being Certified Sake Sommeliers.

If you run a team in HOSPITALITY, we can provide certification training for them