Sake Adviser Certification Course

The Sake Adviser Certification Course is perfect for anybody that is interested in expanding their knowledge of sake. We cater to the hospitality industry professional as well as the everyday sake enthusiast. Join us as we explore the history of sake, sake ingredients, sake production methods, sake serving and food pairing, and the Sake classification system. During the Course of the seminar, you will taste 15 unique sakes that demonstrate the depth and breadth of modern Sake production.

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Sake Sommelier Certification Course

The Sake Sommelier Course is for Certified Sake Advisers that want to take their sake education to the next level. In the Sommelier course we will dive deeper into the intricacies and subtleties of this wonderful beverage. Join us as we taste and analyze 23 premium Japanese sakes. The Sake Sommelier training and exam is intense, fun, and extrememly educational.  It gives you all the knowledge and tools you need to be a successful Kikisake-Shi (Sake Sommelier).

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Shochu Adviser Certification Course

Are you fascinated by the world of Shochu? If so, then this class is for you. The Shochu Certification course is designed to educate not only the industry professional but also the Shochu enthusiast. Join us as we explore the history, ingredients, and production methods of Japans first distilled alcohol. Throughout the session you will sample 18 of Japans Premier Shochu, tasting Shochu distilled from Sweet Potato, Barley, Rice, Buckwheat, and Sugarcane!

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Ami Nakanishi

Vice President of New York Mutual Trading Co., Master Sake Sommelier, Sake Sommelier, Shochu Sommelier, WSET Certified Instructor


I finished the course with tons of knowledge, confidence and a deep appreciation for sake, and Japanese culture in general.

Mary Thompson, Director of Operations, 10 Grand Hospitality at The Line Hotel

I have always been curious about Sake and as a Wine educator wanted to know more about its process and style. To understand a product, you need to know its history, processes and styles, and this course covers all in a fun and entertaining program.

James King, Certified Wine Educator and Wine Judge Chief Educator & President, The Texas Wine School, Dallas

Ueno has an unparalleled understanding of sake, but it’s his ability to explain this often confusing subject that makes his expertise so worthwhile.

Robert Bath, Master Sommelier, Wine and Beverage Instructor The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena