Certified Sake Adviser | IN-PERSON COURSE | Brooklyn, NY | September 9, 2024


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Take your sake education to the next level and get certified as a Sake Adviser. Our course is open to hospitality industry professionals as well as serious sake enthusiasts. Students are introduced to sake through lecture, hands-on tastings, and small group discussion opportunities. Learn the history of sake, key ingredients, sake tasting techniques, and how sake is classified. During this course, you’ll taste and examine over a dozen sake as an introduction to different sake varieties.

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Sake Adviser

Prepare yourself for a career in the restaurant, beverage, or food industry with our Certified Sake Adviser course. This course provides 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 who have successfully completed the Certified Sake Adviser are eligible to enroll in our advanced sake certification course, Certified Sake Sommelier.

Course Date and Time

Monday, September 9, 2024

  • In-person Lecture: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET

Monday, September 16, 2024

  • Online Exam:  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Along with the in-person sake lecture and instructions, students will receive a preparation quiz which should be reviewed before attending class.

Class Location:

Brooklyn Kura Taproom
Industry City
34 34th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
(347) 766 – 1601

Parking: Industry City has on-site outdoor parking available. Daily rates range between $15 – $20. See parking map here!
Shuttle Bus: Industry campus shuttle takes you from the local 36th Street subway stop to the front doors of IC seven days a week. Click here for the live shuttle tracker.

For any class-related questions, please contact Sake School directly at info@sakeschoolofamerica.com


There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Important Notice

  • You must be age 21 or over to take this course and exam.
  • Registration will close when the course reaches capacity or the enrollment deadline (Aug. 23, 2024) has passed. Please be advised, late registration may incur additional charges for textbook rush order shipment fees.


Monday, September 16, 2024

  • Online Exam: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET | 10:00 am – 11:00 am PT

The 1-hour online exam is comprised 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.

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 before the course if they have questions about their course materials.

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