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