The Certified Sake Sommelier


Our flagship course, the Certified Sake Sommelier, is a fantastic way to expand both your sake knowledge, and your sommelier skills. The course is accessible to both trained professionals, and sake connoisseurs.

The Certified Sake Sommelier course provides an unbeatable level of sake education and practical knowledge. Whether you are working with customers in a restaurants, distributing sake to clients, or impressing friends over dinner, this course will be perfect for you.

Immersive yourself in the fine-points of serving sake as a Sake Sommelier; study how to identify sake labels and learn how to introduce sake to customers or peers in this multi-day course.

The Certified Sake Sommelier course is an advanced-level qualification in Sake offered by the Sake Sommelier Academy. It is ideal for candidates currently employed in the Food & Beverages and/or Hospitality industry. The course gives the candidate the essential knowledge and skills to advise and provide appropriate Sake service.

Practical information

Available dates

  • Where
    Restaurant DIM Dining – Vrijdagmarkt 7, 2000 Antwerp.
    We can also arrange a private course and run it at your preferred venue.
  • Duration
    2 Days ( 17 hours in total )
  • Course outline
    – The history of sake
    – Sake production
    – Sake terminology and classifications
    – Sake tasting by category
    – Maturity, temperature and aromatic profiles
    – Understanding sake labels
    – Sake tasting by type
    – How to introduce sake to customers
    – Professional issues including purchasing, storage and sake vessels
    – Umami and its relationship to Sake
  • Examination
    – Section 1: 50 multiple-choice questions
    – Section 2: Short answers
    – Section 3: Practical blind tasting test
  • Language
    We run our courses in Dutch. Please contact us for more details.
  • Price
    Only € 650
    Incl.: Study material, 2 lunches, tasting of 20 sakes, official certified certificate.
  • Course Materials
    All study materials will be provided on the day of the course.
  • And finally, some fine print...
    – You must be of legal drinking age (18+ years old) to attend this course.
    – Act now to avoid disappointment. Do spread the word and let’s explore the world of sake

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