Course Prerequisites

  • None

Price

  • $265

Course Date & Time

  • October 22, 2017
  • 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Where: The Wine House: 2311 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064
  • Syllabus:
    • Exercise 1: What is Sake?
    • Exercise 2: Overview of Sake Production
    • Exercise 3: Categories and Grades of Sake
    • Exercise 4: Introduction to Tasting
    • Exercise 5: Making Different Styles of Sake
    • Exercise 6: Reading Japanese Kanji
    • Exercise 7: Specialty Styles of Sake
    • Exercise 8: Storage and Service of Sake
    • Exercise 9: Sake and Food

Course Description

The WSET Level 1 Award in Sake is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of sake. It is designed to provide a sound but simple introduction to sake. The qualification will assist those who need a basic familiarity with the main styles and categories of sake, for example people who work with sake as part of a larger beverage portfolio, in retail and hospitality sectors.

Successful candidates will be able to list the principal categories of sake, and state their defining characteristics, and know the key principles involved in the storage and service of sake. They will consequently be in a position to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for the service of sake

Exam

  • Exam Date: October 22, 2017
  • Closed book exam of 30 multiple choice questions
  • Bring picture ID to the exam to confirm your identity

Course Location Information

The Wine House

2311 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Course Location


Phone Number: 310-479-3731

Toshio Ueno

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Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan where his family has grown wine grapes for generations, Toshio Ueno grew up helping the business from a young age. After college studies in America, he joined a pastry and wine company, where he was put in charge, overseeing the personal wine collection of the company’s president. It was at this point when intrigue set in for him to enter the world of wine stewardship and research.

Toshio Ueno is currently Manager of Business Development in marketing Japanese foods and liquor to the mainstream American market. With his unique knowledge and expertise in both eastern and western liquors, Jizake and Shochu of the east, and wine and beer from the west, he aims to further promote Japanese food and liquor cultures to new, international audiences

MASTER OF SAKE, SSI

MASTER SAKE SOMMELIER, SSI

CERTIFIED SAKE EDUCATOR, WSET

ADVANCED SAKE PROFESSIONAL, SEC

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE, WSET

SAKE SOMMELIER & SCHOCHU ADVISER, SSI

BEER ADVISER, FBO CO., JAPAN

VICE PRESIDENT, SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA