Sake Connect: What’s Happening in Sake Education – JAN to FEB 2019

Each month Sake School of America updates you on educational and social opportunities in the US for sake enthusiasts and sake professionals. Communicate, grow, and level up your knowledge of sake through coursework, seminars, and events that suit your interest.

Japanese Food Expo 2019 – Los Angeles, CA

Date: February 2, 2019

Visit the Sake School of America booth at this year’s Japanese Food Expo! Our team is excited to represent sake at an event that showcases delicious new Japanese products and old favorites! This event is open to people of all ages and lets you explore Japanese cuisine and beverages from your favorite makers.

  • Date: February 2, 2019
  • Time: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Place: Hilton Los Angeles – Universal City
  • Fee: $30-$60


WSET Level 1 Award in Sake – Seattle, WA

Date: February 2, 2019

Ready to jumpstart your career as a sake professional? The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) offers this introductory sake certification. Wine enthusiasts may already be familiar with WSET’s extensive series of wine courses. The WSET Level 1 Award in Sake provides you with the information needed to understand sake production, tasting characteristics, and serving techniques all in a 1-Day intro to sake course.

  • Date: February 2, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Place: Sushi Kappo Tamura
  • Fee: $265 (includes course materials, sake samples, certificate and lapel pin)


WSET Level 3 Award in Sake – Seattle, WA

Date: February 3-5, 2019

Join us in Seattle for our advanced sake course to develop your sake product knowledge. You will cover advanced tasting and serving techniques and gain the ability to speak with confidence about a range of sake to clients. Beyond certification, students will have the opportunity to network with peers in the restaurant and hospitality community in this 3-Day sake certification course.

  • Date: February 3-5, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm ( Feb. 3-4), 9:00am – 1:00pm (Feb. 5)
  • Place: kamonegi
  • Fee: $900 (includes course materials, sake samples, certificate and lapel pin)


Fukushima Sake for Valentine’s Day – New York, NY

Date: February 8, 2019

Enjoy this FREE sake tasting and experience award winning sake from Fukushima prefecture. Participants will also receive a special 20% of discount on purchases of Fukushima sake. This is the perfect opportunity to sample lesser known breweries and expand your sake tastes.

  • Date: February 8, 2019
  • Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Place: Landmark Wine & Spirits
  • Fee: FREE (sake tasting participants can receive 20% off purchase of Fukushima sake)
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