Like sushi and sashimi? Take our one-day saké course to learn all the basics about saké and get top tips to pair your favourite Japanese dishes with the right saké!!


  • Ideal for those pursuing an interest in saké
  • No previous experience of sake tasting is necessary to register on this course
  • Taught by Marie, our WSET Certified Educator for Sake. Track record for Level 1 Sake: 100% pass rate, with most students getting over 90% and many getting full marks!
  • 8 premium sakés will be tasted as part of the course
  • The course fee includes WSET's official study materials, tuition, examination and postage
  • You'll enjoy an exclusive discount on the sakés presented in class
  • Exclusive mirin-making session – roll your sleeves up and make your own mirin (味醂; a sweet cooking condiment similar to saké) to take home!
  • 1 x FREE ticket (worth up to £45) for VSF's wine/spirits/saké tasting events
  • Students passing the exam will receive a £15 voucher for purchasing saké and/or books at VSF Shop
  • Post-exam celebration with the Educator at a saké bar/restaurant and practise your saké tasting skills! (optional)


Where? Central London (Zone 1/2)


19 April 2020 (Sun) 09:00-17:00 (open for registration now)

(including an exam comprising 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes)


Optional: post-exam drinks & dinner at a saké bar/restaurant with our Educator


How much? £238 only (£218 per person for two or more persons booking together)


Course Materials: All study materials will be provided on the day of the course.


International Shipping: The course fee includes FREE shipping of your certificate and lapel pin (if you pass the exam) to a UK address. If you are living abroad, we'll send you a separate payment link via PayPal for overseas postage (£10). All study materials will be provided on the day of the course and hence will not be sent by post in advance.


Special Package:

"From Zero to Hero" (WSET Levels 1 + 3 Award in Sake): £976 only (save £80; original price: £1,056) for one person, or £926 per person only for 2 or more persons booking together (save £80 per person; original price: £1,006 per person). Please choose the date for your Level 1 course during registration. You may take Level 3 within 15 months (open-dated) after completion of your Level 1 course.


And finally, the fine print...

  • You must be of legal drinking age (18+ years old) to attend this course
  • Both the course and the examination will be conducted in English – so a good level of English is beneficial
  • Act now to avoid disappointment. Do spread the word and invite your friends and colleagues to tag along!


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WSET Level 1 Award in Sake + Mirin-Making Session (1-Day Weekend Course)

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    • The price is inclusive of the UK VAT (20%)
    • We're happy to send your certicificate and lapel pin (if you pass the exam) to you for free. Please choose "Click & Collect" to avoid the addition of any shipping fee during the check-out process. We'll send your certicificate and lapel pin to you by post nonetheless.


    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)


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