Hello and welcome to the Sake Sommelier Association (SSA), we are delighted you are interested in exploring one of history's three great ferments. Most people are familiar with wine (fermented fruit) and beer (fermented cereal), but only a few understand the metamorphosis from humble rice into intriguing Sake.
With increasing availability of Sake in the UK and specialist interest growing, we have created courses to open up the world of Sake to you. Our teacher is fully accredited by Sake Service institute of Japan, holding higher certificate in Sake Education. Regardless of the course you choose, our aim is ensure you become comfortable recognising, purchasing and indulging in all major styles of Sake.
The world's premier
Sake education specialist
The Sake Sommelier Association (SSA), is the first organization in the UK to offer sake education outside of Japan, we are base in London and provide Sake sommelier certification all over the world.
Candidates passing the Introductory Sake Sommelier and Certified Sake Sommelier will become a sake sommelier (this certificate is accredited by the SSA).
Our courses have drawn positive comments from many experts in the trade, including international world champion sommelier and hotelier Gerard Basset (the only person to hold simultaneous Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and Wine MBA qualifications) who qualified in our inaugural Sake Sommelier course. The course also draws amateur sake lovers as well as professionals from many European countries with representatives from Gordon Ramsay restaurants and others.
For details of courses, please click here. You can choose and enrol any course you would like.
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