WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

A beginner level introduction to sake for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in sake.
For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of sake. You’ll explore the main styles and types of sake through sight, smell and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
The Level 1 Award in Sake teaches you about how Sake is made, in a way that explains what you are tasting in the glass. This is one of the best ways to learn about sake. You’ll come out of the course with a great start to really understanding Sake.

Christine Parkinson, Group Head of Wine, Hakkasan

What you'll learn

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

Course delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of six-and-a-half guided learning hours with a WSET course provider.*

Available to study in these languages:

*Delivery will vary by course provider; however, this is the minimum requirement that should be met.

Assessment

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

Requirements may vary by course provider.

 

Course Information

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification below.