Course Date and Time

J.S.A Sake Diploma Prep Course
**Please note that this is an ONLINE COURSE  with 3 parts over 3 days.
Part 1: Aug 24, 2020: 9:00am – 3:00pm PST/ 12:00pm – 6:00pm ET
Part 2: Aug 25, 2020: 9:00am – 3:00pm  PST/ 12:00pm – 6:00pm ET
part 3: Aug 26, 2020: 9:00am – 3:00pm PST/ 12:00pm – 6:00pm ET

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Important Notice

  • Please register for the exam scheduled for October 19, 2020 separately.
  • Zoom link will be provided once you are registered.
  • Suggested Sake Samples List for tasting will be available for the tasting portion of the course.

Takeaways

Objective of this course is to thoroughly prepare qualified candidates to successfully pass the J.S.A Sake Diploma exam scheduled on October 19, 2020.

Prerequisites

Successful comopletion of International Kikisake-shi, WSET Level 3 in Sake, or Advanced Sake Professional Certification is required.

Examination

J.S.A Sake Diploma Exam is scheduled for October 19, 2020 in LA and in NJ. Please register separately for the Exam.

Instructor: Sachiko Miyagi

Born in the U.S. and raised in Japan, Sachiko is a bi-cultural and bilingual Sake and Shochu instructor at Sake School of America. Her passion in the beverage industry lead to her previous position as director of marketing at Cedar River Brewing Company, a craft sake brewery in Seattle. Since then she has spoken at educational opportunities nationwide such as an online seminar at Master Brewers Association of the Americas, at the Japanese Consulate in Seattle for JSS (Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association) and JETRO (The Japan External Trade Organization), workshops, sake pairings, and many more. She loves breaking down the barriers in understanding Sake and Shochu – highly complex beverages with deep traditions in the Japanese culture.

Master Sake Sommelier, Sake Service Institute
2020 Japan Sake & Shochu Academy Completion Certified
JSA Sake Diploma, Japan Sommelier Association
Certified Sake Educator Level 3, Wine & Spirit Education Trust 
International Kikisake-shi, Sake Service Institute International
Advanced Sake Professional, Sake Education Council
Sake Adviser, Sake Service Institute
Shochu Adviser, Sake School of America

Instructor: Rachel Fiekowsky

Rachel Io Fiekowsky is a New Jersey native originally coming from a background studying medical sciences. She fell in love with Japan at an early age and was determined to learn Japanese, so she did so while working on the side in restaurants between biology courses. Her curious nature, a love of Sake and Shochu, and a deep appreciation for Japan’s culture and cuisine earned her a place at New York Mutual Trading as a Japanese Beverage Specialist. She has been with the company since 2012.

Rachel spends each day looking for new ways to share her passion with the world, and consults regularly with all sorts – producers, distributors, small businesses and consumers – on the most fun and interesting ways to experience Japan in every glass.

JSA Sake Diploma, Japan Sommelier Association
International Kikisake-shi, Sake Service Institute International
Advanced Sake Professional, Sake Education Council
Sake Adviser, Sake Service Institute
Shochu Adviser, Sake School of America