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WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

Image of sake poured in a traditional sake cup with blue rings with rice on the side. Logo that says WSET Wine & Spirit Education Trust and text that says WSET Level 1 Award in Sake.

All WSET textbooks and study guides are in an eBook format.

In-class

Course details

This beginner level course is for enthusiasts exploring sake for personal interest or professionals working with sake. You will build your confidence when tasting sake, buying a bottle or pairing sake with food.

Prerequisite: None

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake provides a hands-on introduction to the world of this diverse Japanese beverage. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas.

This 6-hour course provides a hands-on introduction to the world of sake and sake and food pairing.

You'll learn:

  • The main types and styles of sake
  • The basic principles of sake production
  • The main types and styles of sake
  • Factors affecting the flavour of sake
  • How to serve sake
  • How to describe sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)

Upon successful completion of a 30-question multiple-choice exam you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

All WSET textbooks and study guides are in an eBook format.

View the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake specification for more information about the course.

The course will be delivered by IWEG's Certified WSET Sake Lead Educator and Sake Samurai, Michael Tremblay.

Upcoming courses

Saturday, March 4th, at 9:30 am - 4:30pm. Exam at 3:30pm.