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VSF x British Sake Association - WSET L3 Sake 4-Day Weekend Course

Learn everything about sake !!


The WSET Level 3 Award in Sake is the highest sake qualification accredited by the UK Government, and is supported by Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (MAFF) as well as the Sake Samurai Association. 


In this course, you'll taste sakes hailing from Japan's different regions using different water sources, different rice varieties, different yeast strains and different production methods, so as to have a thorough understanding of the huge array of sake styles and flavour profiles.


Some of the sakes will be brought in from Japan direct and aren't even available in the UK! 


Upon completion of the course, you will be able to assess sakes accurately and use this information to make authoritative recommendations. 


The course will be co-taught by Marie (Chairman of The British Sake Association) and Tony (VSF's Marketing Director) - both are WSET Certified Educators for Sake - and we've had excellent track records: Most students have passed with "distinction" or "merit"


Why learn with VSF?

  • Our course lasts 4 full days, i.e. 33% longer than the official version (which would be 2 full days & 2 half days)
  • The course fee includes WSET's official study materials, classroom tuition, revision, sake samples, examination, certification, postage** and a two-week online pre-study programme
  • We provide unlimited study support & exercise corrections via email/WhatsApp outside of the classroom
  • You'll be entitled to 1x FREE ticket (worth up to £45) for our wine/spirits/saké tasting events
  • Students passing the exam with “merit”/“distinction” will receive, respectively, a £15/£25 voucher for purchasing sake and/or books at VSF Shop
  • Post-exam celebration with the educators at a sake bar/restaurant and practise your sake tasting skills! (optional)


What will you learn?

  • The main techniques that are used in the production of sake and how they influence style and quality
  • The principal and specialty 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
  • How to taste saké, and evaluate quality, identity and price, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)

Where? at a location in Central London - exact location to be communicated by email


When? 4 full days in total (33% longer than the official version)

Dates: Spring/Summer 2024 (tentatively)

Day 1: (Sat) 09:30-17:30
Day 2: (Sun) 09:30-17:30

Day 3: (Sat) 09:30-17:30
Day 4: (Sun) 09:30-17:30 (including final revision and a 2.5-hour exam)


Course Materials: Study Pack (posted to your address in advance)


Limited spaces. This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Act now to avoid disappointment.


How much? £818 only (£788 per person for two or more persons booking together)


**International Shipping: The course fee includes FREE shipping of your Study Pack (and, if you pass, your certificate and lapel pin) to a UK address. If you are living outside of the UK, £20 will be  charged for overseas postage.


    Please register as soon as possible as candidates are required to complete a two-week online pre-study programme.


    WSET will also roll out the Level 2 Sake course in Spring/Summer 2024. Stay tuned!

    VSF x British Sake Association - WSET L3 Sake 4-Day Weekend Course

    PriceFrom £788.00
      • We're happy to send the WSET study pack to you for free if you are living in the UK. For overseas participants, there is an addtional international shipping charge of 20 GBP.


      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
      • WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits
      • WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits
      • WSET Level 1 Award in Sake
      • WSET Level 3 Award in Sake

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