Full Course Details

Course Prerequisites

  • Pass Certified Sake Adviser Exam
    • NOTE: Students that attended the Sake Adviser course will receive a $200 discount on the Sommelier course. Please contact Sake School of America prior to registration in order to receive the discount code. Thank you.
  • Pass Comparable Certification Course
    • Consult Instructor

Course Date & Time

  • August 28, 2017: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • August 29, 2017: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • August 30, 2017 (Exam): 9:00am – 12:30pm

Course Overview

  • 15 Hours
  • Requirements for Success as a Kikisake-shi
  • Alcoholic Beverages: The Basics
  • History of Sake
  • Ingredients of Sake
  • How Sake is Made
  • Sake Tasting
  • Serving Sake
  • Reading Sake Labels

Exam

  • Exam Date: August 30, 2017
  • Part I – General Information
  • Part II – Service
  • Part III – Blind Tasting
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Sake Tastings

<Junmai Ginjo>
Taisetsu Junmai Ginjo
Kikusui Junmai Ginjo
Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo

<Junmai Daiginjo>
Kubota Manju Junmai Daiginjo
Tamanohikari Junmai Daiginjo
Sharaku Junmai Daiginjo
Born Gold Junmai Daiginjo
Nanbu Bijin Junmai Daiginjo

<Tokubetsu Junmai>
Kamotsuru Tokubetsu Junmai
Suigei Tokubetsu Junmai
Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai

<Junmai>
Takenotsuyu Junmai
Fudo Junmai Extra Dry

<Honjozo>
Michinoku Onikoroshi
Hakkaisan Honjozo

<Namazake>
Funaguchi Kikusui
Born Muroka Nama Genshu
Shochikubai Organic Rice Sake

<Kimoto/Yamahai>
Kikumasamune Kimoto Junmai
Tengumai Yamahai Junmai

<Speciality Sake>
Kikumasamune Taru Sake
MIO Sparkling Sake
Shochikubai Nigori Silky Mild

*Sake will be subject to change depending on availability

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Course Location Information

Sushi Institute of America – Los Angeles, CA

843 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Course Location

Office Address: 843 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213-830-9557

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