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The SSA Sunday Introduction to Sake Course

The SSA Sunday Introduction to Sake Course

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Duration
5 hours (including 2-course lunch)

Event Description

Our Sake Sommelier Association (SSA) Introductory Sake Professional course provides a fascinating introduction to the wonderful world of sake and is also a great way to meet new friends who share your interest in this fascinating beverage. On this 5-hour course (including two-course lunch), our fantastic Sake tutor and certified SSA Sake Educator Sarah will spend four hours covering the sake basics, going through a tutored tasting of eight sakes.

Additionally, this course includes a delicious 2-course Japanese lunch with a glass of sake at Suzu, a top Japanese restaurant in Hammersmith. The course and lunch will be hosted in a private room so you can enjoy sake in an authentic setting and put your food pairing knowledge to immediate use during lunch.

At the end of the course you have the opportunity to sit a short multiple choice test (no study required, you will learn everything you need to know during the course!). You will also receive a beautiful certificate and lapel pin to recognize your Introductory Sake Professional qualification at the end of the day.  

Our Introductory Sake Professional Course also makes a great Gift idea for any occasion.

What you'll learn:

  • Introduction to Sake Production: ingredients and their function in brewing
  • Sake Designations and rice polishing ratios
  • How to taste sake with tutored tasting of eight different sake across a range of styles
  • Sake history and culture in Japan
  • Practice your skills during practical tasting workshops during the course
  • Sake service etiquette
  • Food & Sake Pairing
  • Earn the Introductory Sake Professional (ISP) credential from the Sake Sommelier Association (SSA)
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