WSET SAKE

Levels 1 & 3

Overview of Levels 1 and 3

Grape Experience offers the two WSET Levels of Sake courses:  Level 1 and Level 3.  There is no Level 2.  Level 1 is a fun one-day introduction to sake, while Level 3 offers a more in depth study of this beverage.  All courses are taught by sake experts and led by the renowned WSET Certified Sake Educator, Marina Giordano.

WSET LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN SAKE

A beginner level sake class for people working in a career in the beverage industry or anyone who has an interest to learn about sake. This qualification offers an exploration around the main styles and types of sake through sight, smell and taste to understand the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. Upon successful completion of a short exam you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

For the complete specification for this course click here

Level 1 details and upcoming classes

What You’ll Learn

  • The basic principles of sake production
  • The main types and styles of sake
  • How to serve sake
  • Factors affecting the flavor of sake
  • How to taste describe sake using WSET’s Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake®

San Francisco Bay Area

Sake Level 1 San Francisco

September 26, 10AM-4:00PM
Roka Akur Restaurant
801 Montgomery St.
San Francisco
Register by September 20, 2021

Cost is $425.00

 


 

Boston

Sake Level 1 Boston

October 31, 2021, 10AM-4PM
Exam at day’s end

Enroll by October 15, 2021
Commonwealth Wine School, 81 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA
Price includes all study materials, sake samples, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $425.00

 


 

Online

WSET D6 Class Sake Level 1 - Online

Level 1 Sake Online
Runs  November 8 – December 5, 2021
Exam Online December 12, 2021 or in person at a date to be arranged
Enroll by October 31, 2021
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $335.00


 


WSET LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN SAKE

A course for both professionals and sake enthusiasts. Designed for anyone seeking a more in-depth experience, this sake course provides a detailed understanding of the production methods affecting style, quality and price. You will be able to assess sakes accurately and use this information to make authoritative recommendations.

The 2 hour and 15 minute examination has two parts:

  • Blind tasting of two sakes
  • Written theory examination

Both parts require a pass grade to achieve the Level 3 Award in sake. You get a complete study pack with an exclusive textbook and study workbook, as well as access to an online study program prior to the in-person class meeting. Upon successful completion of the exam you receive a WSET certificate, lapel pin, and may use the associated WSET certified logo.

For the complete specification for this course click here

 

 

Level 3 details and upcoming classes

What You’ll Learn

  • The main techniques used in sake production and how they influence style and quality
  • The principal and specialty categories of sake
  • The sake industry and commercial importance of sake in the Japanese and export markets
  • The principles behind the storage, selection and service of sake
  • How to taste sake, and evaluate quality, identity and price, using WSET’s Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake®

San Francisco Bay Area

SAKE LEVEL 3 San Francisco Via Zoom

October 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 2021 from 1-4pm

In Person Tasting Review & Exam November 14 from 10AM – 3PM
Register by October 1, 2021
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage 
Sakes to be purchased on your own with recommended samples and providers

What You’ll Learn

  • The main techniques used in sake production and how they influence style and quality
  • The principal and specialty categories of sake
  • The sake industry and commercial importance of sake in the Japanese and export markets
  • The principles behind the storage, selection and service of sake
  • How to taste sake and evaluate quality, identity and price, using WSET’s Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake®

Classes will be held in five 3 hour sessions on Zoom. There will be 1 in person theory review and tasting session prior to examination date.

FAQs

Can I join from any location?

Yes, but you must sit for the exam at one of our exam locations, San Francisco or Boston.

Do I have to log on at a specific time?

Yes, You will need to log in to the link provided at the specified time.

Is Sake included in cost?

No, but we will provide you will a suggested tasting list and guide you through tasting in class.

Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

 

Cost is $725.00

 


 

Boston

SAKE LEVEL 3 Boston Via Zoom

October 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 2021 from 1-4pm

In Person Tasting Review & Exam November 21 from 10AM – 3PM
Register by October 1, 2021
Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage 
Sakes to be purchased on your own with recommended samples and providers

What You’ll Learn

  • The main techniques used in sake production and how they influence style and quality
  • The principal and specialty categories of sake
  • The sake industry and commercial importance of sake in the Japanese and export markets
  • The principles behind the storage, selection and service of sake
  • How to taste sake and evaluate quality, identity and price, using WSET’s Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake®

Classes will be held in five 3 hour sessions on Zoom. There will be 1 in person theory review and tasting session prior to examination date.

FAQs

Can I join from any location?

Yes, but you must sit for the exam at one of our exam locations, San Francisco or Boston.

Do I have to log on at a specific time?

Yes, You will need to log in to the link provided at the specified time.

Is Sake included in cost?

No, but we will provide you will a suggested tasting list and guide you through tasting in class.

Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

 

Cost is $725.00

SAKE LEVEL 3 Boston

November 6-7, 2021 from 10AM-4PM
Exam Monday, November 8 from 10:00AM-1PM
Commonwealth Wine School, Cambridge, MA
Classes Can also be done via Zoom where students purchase their own Sake and come in person to the final date which will be a review session and exam

Register by October 25, 2021 to ensure you have materials and Online resource access before the first class

Cost is $1,150.00

 


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