The WSET Level 1 Award in Sake is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of sake. It is designed to provide a sound but simple introduction to sake. The qualification will assist those who need a basic familiarity with the main styles and categories of sake, for example, people who work with sake as part of a larger beverage portfolio, in the retail and hospitality sectors. Successful candidates will be able to list the principal categories of sake, and state their defining characteristics, and know the key principles involved in the storage and service of sake. They will consequently be in a position to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for the service of sake.
- Learning Outcome 1 List and state the purpose of the main ingredients and the main production steps used to make sake.
- Learning Outcome 2 Name the principal and some specialty categories of sake and state their key characteristics.
- Learning Outcome 3 Know and recognize the processes and principles involved in the storage and service of sake.
Exam Format: The WSET Level 1 Award in Sake assessment is a closed-book examination of 45 minutes’ duration and consists of 30 multiple-choice questions worth one mark each. You must achieve a 70% to pass the exam and earn your certificate.
Location: Napa Valley Wine Academy 2501 Oak Street, Napa CA 94559