Full Course Details

Course Prerequisites

This course starts at the beginning and there are no prerequisites.

Course Date & Time

  • April 2, 2018
  • 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Exam)
  • NOTE: Arrive by 8:00 for prompt 8:30 start time
  • NOTE: No local take-out options – bring a lunch

Course Overview

  • Conducted in English
  • 8 Hours
  • History of Sake
  • Sake Ingredients
  • Sake Production
  • Reading Sake Labels
  • Serving Sake
  • Sake Tasting and Analysis


  • Exam Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • 1 Hour
  • 100 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Passing Score: 75

Sake Tastings

Throughout the day during this course, we will taste a total of 15 sakes to illustrate the different styles and nuances of sake. Below is an overview of the sakes featured in this Sake Adviser course:

Tasting Session 1 (Kikusui Junmai Ginjo, Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo)
Tasting Session 2 (Oze no Yukidoke Junmai Ginjo, Tamanohikari Junmai Daiginjo, Nanbu Bijin Daiginjo)
Tasting Session 3 (Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai, Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai, Suigei Tokubetsu Junmai)
Tasting Session 4 (Hakkaisan Honjozo, Kikumasa Taru, Tengumai Junmai Yamahai)
Tasting Session 5 (Born Muroka Nama Genshu, Kikusui Funaguchi)
Tasting Session 6 (Dassai Sparkling Nigori, SCB Crème de Nigori)

***Sake subject to change depending on availability

Course Location Information

Break Thru Beverage Orlando

502 Support Lane, Suite #100, Orlando, FL 32809


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Instructor: Ami Nakanishi

Vice President, New York Mutual Trading, Inc.
Master Sake Sommelier, Sake Service Institute
Certified Sake Educator Level 3, Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Sake Sommelier & Shochu Sommelier, Sake Service Institute


Sara E. GuterbockSara Guterbock

  • Fine Wine & Sales Education Director
  • International Sake Sommelier
  • Certified Sake Educator, WSET
  • Japanese Portfolio Manager at Mutual Distributing Company, North Carolina