The Sake Sommelier Association (SSA) is the first organisation in the UK to offer sake education outside of Japan. It is based in London and provides Sake sommelier certification all over the world.
These 3-level courses are suitable for Sake beginners, enthusiasts and professionals. The first “Introductory Sake Professional” course covers history, culture of Sake and production process offering an unique opportunity for students to advance their understanding of sake where they will taste various types and styles of Sake.
In the next level “Certified Sake Sommelier” course, students will learn further aspects of Sake including its variations and production methods as well as how to work with Sake. Other factors that affect Sake such as maturity, temperature and aromatic profiles are also introduced to help students gain further understanding of the magical drink.
The “Advanced Sake Sommelier” course is a study trip which takes place in Japan. This course offers you a unique insider’s view of Japan by visiting carefully handpicked Sake breweries in stunning suburban villages and beautiful, traditional cities. You will be able to see, touch and feel authentic Sake making processes under the guidance of Toji (Sake master).