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Sake Awards
Level 1&3

We here at Palate Partners are thrilled to be able to offer WSET's newest addition to their Award qualifications - Sake!

WSET® is currently working on developing their intermediate level 2 course, but we offer both the introductory Level 1 and the advanced Level 3 courses. 

WSET® Level 1 Award in Sake

Level 1 in Sake Info

WSET® Level 1 Award in Sake


For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of sake. You’ll explore the main styles and types of sake through sight, smell and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET® certificate and lapel pin.


  • The basic principles of sake production

  • The main types and styles of sake

  • How to serve sake

  • Factors affecting the flavor of sake

  • How to describe sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)

WSET® Level 3 Award in Sake

Level 3 in Sake Info

WSET® Level 3 Award in Sake

Advanced class for individuals seeking to develop their expertise in sake, this qualification will provide you with a detailed understanding of the production methods that affect the style, quality and price of sake. Upon completion you will be able to assess sakes accurately, and use this information and your understanding of sakes to make authoritative recommendations. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET® certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET® certified logo.

This class is offered as a special class through our school on a limited basis, if you would like to be alerted when the next class is available, please sign up for notifications here.


  • ​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

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