A beginner level introduction to Sake for those starting a career in the beverage industry or just an interest to learn more about Sake

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 flavors and aromas.  Upon successful completion of a short exam you will receive a WSET certificate & pin.


San Francisco
October 1, 2017 from 9AM-5PM,
Takara Sake 708 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
Cost: $450


A qualification for professionals or sake enthusiasts.

For individuals seeking to develop a more in-depth expertise in sake, this qualification will provide you with a detailed understanding of the production methods that affect the style, quality and price of sake. Upon completion you will be able to assess sakes accurately, and use this information and your understanding of sakes to make authoritative recommendations. Upon successful completion of the exam you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

The WSET Level 3 in Sake examination is in two parts: a blind tasting of 2 sakes and a written theory examination. Both parts require a pass grade in order to be awarded the Level 3 Award in Sake. The examination duration is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

The Level 3 Sake course includes a complete study pack with an exclusive textbook and study workbook.

Upcoming Classes:

San Francisco
March 10-11 from 9AM-5PM (Saturday & Sunday)
Exam March11 from 5:30PM-8PM
Takara Sake 708 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
Cost: $1,200
Register by February  20, 2018

You can also take Level 1 and 3 together and save $75

October 21-22 from 9AM-5PM (Saturday & Sunday)
Exam October 22 from 5:30PM-8PM
Pabu Izakaya, Franklin St.  Boston, MA
Cost: $1,250
Register by October4, 2017