Tasting Set for Sake Courses

[Special Note: During the COVID-19 outbreak, this product remains available for UK delivery yet with possible delays]


Learn the art of saké tasting anytime, anywhere, even from the comfort of your home! Perfect companion to WSET Level 1 Award in Sake (Online) and other saké courses!


Wanna taste like a pro? We have carefully curated a set of 6 bottles of saké (fruity/floral/lactic/cereal/sparkling/cloudy/aged) for you to taste at home based on the requirements set by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) for their WSET Level 1 Award in Sake study programme.


Why should I get a tasting kit?

We have selected 6 sakés that are benchmark expressions of a wide range of saké styles. The tasting set allows you to train your palate and prepare yourself for saké tasting exams (e.g. WSET Level 3 Award in Sake, SSI International Kikisake-shi, JSA Sake Diploma, SSA Certified Sake Sommelier, among others).


How long can I keep the saké?

The sakés that we provide are freshly imported into the UK (within the past few months) and are non-rebottled (i.e. you have the full, unopen bottles, ranging from 300ml to 720ml). Once you receive the sakés, make sure you keep them refrigerated (upright if possible) to prolong their shelf-life. Generally, the most delicate styles (such as junmai ginjo and junmai daiginjo) should last around a year. Some robust junmai-shu and sakés that have high-strength distilled alcohol added such as futsushu/honjozo could last much longer. Koshu (aged sake) is deliberately aged for at least three years.


For open bottles, you may keep the saké for around 2 weeks in the fridge (depending on the style - shorter for the delicate ones, longer for the fuller-bodied sakes)


Any discount for VSF students?

If you have signed up for an online or classroom Sake course with us, you can enjoy a special discount. Please contact us by email for your unique discount code.


Can you send the kit to a non-UK address?

Unfortunately, we can only deliver the set to a UK address. Free Mainland UK delivery is included. For Scottish Highlands & Islands and international delivery, please contact us by email (info@vsf.wine) in advance. 


What are the sakés?

The sakes have been curated carefully in accordance with the specifications prepared by the WSET for their Level 1 Award in Sake programme, although you may also practise your saké tasting skills with this set for other sake courses. The styles typically include: Futsushu/Honjozo, Junmai-shu, Koshu, Sparkling Sake, Nigori, Ginjo, and Junmai Daiginjo. The exact sakés vary depending on the availability.


How much?

VSF Sake Students: £150 (with FREE UK Mainland delivery) - please contact us for your promo code

Non-Students: £166.67 (with FREE UK Mainland delivery)


**Due to Brexit, these tasting kits are sent out from London to UK-based customers only.

Tasting Set for Sake Courses

  • VSF Sake Students: £150 (with FREE UK Mainland delivery)
    Non-Students: £166.67 (with FREE UK Mainland delivery)

    The price includes FREE UK Mainland shipping. For the Scottish Highlands & Islands, please contact us in advance. Please note that this product can only be shipped to a UK address. Please allow around 5-7 days depending on your location. 


    VSF Wine Education is proud to run the following courses:

    • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
    • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines
    • WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
    • SkillsFirst Level 2 Certificate in Wine Service
    • WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits
    • WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits
    • WSET Level 1 Award in Sake
    • WSET Level 3 Award in Sake
    • SSA Introductory Sake Professional (ISP)

    For enquiries, please send us an email: info@vsf.wine

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