WSET Level 3 Award in Sake
What you will learn
The WSET Level 3 Award in Sake allows you to delve deep into this fascinating product and gain a new specialism. Through a combination of online and classroom-based learning, the course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the factors that account for the style, quality and price of sake as well its cultural and commercial importance in the Japanese and export markets. The qualification is ideal for anyone who is required to make professional evaluations of sakes regarding their quality and value, or for enthusiasts keen to immerse themselves in a new subject. Prior to arriving in the classroom, you will complete a monitored online learning module which has been designed to give you a strong grounding in the terminology and culture of sake - perfect preparation if you are new to the subject. In the classroom, our specialist educators will work with you to develop your knowledge and understanding of sake. Your sake tasting skills will be honed through tutor-led tastings of a carefully selected range of sakes, including some rare, specially imported bottles. Throughout the course, you'll cover: - The main techniques that are used in the production of sake and how they influence style and quality - The principal and speciality categories of sake - The sake industry and the commercial importance of sake in the Japanese and export markets - The principles behind the storage, selection and service of sake - Tutored tastings of approximately 37 sakes - How to taste sake and evaluate quality, identity and price, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT) On successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to describe the characteristics of the principal sake categories and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and price. If you work with sake, you will be in an excellent position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of sakes in a broad variety of situations.