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The Introductory Saké Professional course is the first step to entering the saké sommelier world.
This course represents a unique opportunity for saké enthusiasts or front-of-house staff to further their understanding of saké from its origins and serving etiquette to its ingredients and production, as well as an introduction to the differences between various types of saké.
This course includes a range of the finest sakés available and guests receive a certificate from the Sake Sommelier Association (SSA) for their participation.
For individuals new to saké study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of saké. You will explore the main types and styles of saké through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe sakés accurately, and make food and saké pairings.
Exclusive mirin-making session – roll your sleeves up and make your own mirin (味醂; a sweet cooking condiment similar to saké) to take home!
For individuals seeking to develop their expertise in saké, this qualification will provide you with a detailed understanding of the production methods that affect the style, quality and price of saké. Upon completion you will be able to assess sakés accurately, and use this information and your understanding of sakés to make authoritative recommendations.