Course Date and Time

May 20, 2019: 8:30am – 5:00pm (Lecture & Exam)

Course Location

New York Mutual Trading – 77 Metro Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094

Important Notice

  • Registration will close when course reaches capacity or the enrollment deadline (April 29, 2019) has passed. Please be advised, late registration may incur additional charges for textbook rush order shipment fees.

Takeaways

Prepare yourself for a career in the restaurant, beverage, or food industry with our Certified Sake Adviser course. This course provides the fundamental background knowledge on sake production, history, and types. Students will gain the ability to speak about basic varieties of sake, including popular brands, with confidence.

Note: Students that have obtained Certified Sake Adviser are eligible to enroll in our advanced sake certification course, Certified Sake Sommelier.

Prerequisites

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Examination

The 1 hour written exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions covering the textbook and lecture content. Blind tasting exam is not included at the Sake Adviser level.

Note: The examination requires a minimum mark of 75% to pass.

Agenda

Main Concepts:

    • The history of sake in Japan
    • Sake ingredients and brewing processes
    • Sake terminology and reading sake production labels
    • The principles behind the storage, selection and service of sake
    • Overview of sake tasting and analysis

Study Support:

  • All students will receive a review guide for course preparation support. We encourage students to contact us in advance of the course if they have questions about their course materials.

Instructor: Ami Nakanishi

Ami Nakanishi is the Vice President at New York Mutual Trading Co., a Master Sake Sommelier, Sake Sommelier, and Shochu Sommelier.

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

 
 

Instructor: Timothy Sullivan

With his first sip in 2005, Timothy Sullivan simply fell in love with premium Japanese sake.  This inspired him to start the first sake blog in the United States: UrbanSake.com, America’s most popular sake blog & education website. His passion for sake has grown this site into America’s leading resource for sake related news, events and education.  In 2007, the Japanese Sake Brewer’s Association awarded Sullivan the title of “Sake Samurai” in recognition of his work to promote sake outside of Japan.

Founder, UrbanSake.com, America’s foremost sake website
2007 Sake Samurai, Japan Sake Brewer’s Association
International Sake Sommelier, Sake Service Institute
Certified Sake Educator Level 3, Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Co-founder, SakeJourneys.com
Official Brand Ambassador, Hakkaisan Sake Brewery