WSET Level 3 Award in Sake | Napa, California

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An interactive online course designed to help anyone start talking about wine with confidence–even if you’re not a “wine person”.

WSET Level 3 Sake

WSET Level 3 Award in Sake | Napa, California

The beginning of the WSET certification path

WSET Level 3 Sake

WSET Level 3 Award in Sake | Napa, California

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BEGINNER

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4 WEEKS

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28 HRS OF STUDY

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4 LOCATIONS

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ONLINE

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CERTIFICATION

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You want to speak with confidence about the textures, styles and regions of wine.
You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
You need practical guidance on tasting and pairing that you can actually use.

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WSET Level 3 Award in Sake | Napa, California

Napa, California

Three-day course, 9 am to 5 pm each day

Sake is a fascinating and diverse beverage category that is as interesting and complex to study as any wine or spirit. This course will enhance one’s knowledge of the world of alcoholic beverages available to consumers.  Students will learn about the various production methods and their impacts on style, quality, and price. Students will also taste a wide range of sake styles to reinforce their learning, build their tasting skills and ability to assess sake. This course combines classroom and online study.

The Level 3 Sake course includes a complete study pack with an exclusive textbook and study workbook. Cost: $995 Includes: online study materials, samples, sake and food pairing, tuition and examination.

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TASTE & TALK ABOUT WINE LIKE A PRO

Module 1

Introduction To Wine

Module 2

The Influence Of Site, Grape Type, & Techniques

Module 3

Principle Wine Regions Of The World

Module 4

Tasting, Serving, Storing & Pairing

WHY ONLINE & WHY WITH US?

EASILY ACCESS GUIDED WEBINARS + EXPERTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

Wine 101 includes 8 hours of training, divided into 20 appetizer-sized videos, plus a tasting toolkit.

Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.

Ask questions and get answers with NVWA certified experts. Plus, engage with our +4,000 community.

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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

LEVEL UP YOUR WINE EXPERTISE LIKE A PRO

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You’ll receive a Welcome Email with everything you need to access our proprietary learning platform, community and course materials.

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WATCH THE MODULES

Dive right into your materials, interact with our community, and engage with your expert instructors–100% online and at your own pace.

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LEVEL UP LIKE A PRO

Celebrate finally having a clear path to certification, or simply savor being able to impress friends and family with your elevated wine knowledge.

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Toshio Ueno 酒匠 Master of Sake, SSI 日本酒学講師 Certified Sake Educator, SSI WSET Certified Sake Educator, Certified Master Sake & Shochu Sommelier, Jizake Educator. Born in Japan where his family has cultivated the Japanese wine grape Koshu for generations, Toshio grew up helping the business from a young age. Following his college education in the U.S. and employment at an international trading company in Tokyo, Toshio joined Chateraise, a pastry, and wine company as Director of Sales. There, he was put in charge of overseeing the personal wine collection of the company’s president, which intrigued him to enter the world of wine stewardship and research. Toshio joined Mutual Trading Company in 2002, where he currently holds the position of Manager.

What level of knowledge will you need to start this course? There are no prerequisites or prior knowledge of sake required to enter the program, however, students will be required to complete a monitored online study program, which will begin two weeks before attending the classroom-based element of the course. Textbook and online study are included.

Sessions:

  1. Sake Tasting Technique and Production
  2. Rice Options
  3. Water Options and Koji Options
  4. Yeast Options and Shubo Options
  5. Moromi Options and Pressing
  6. Finishing Options and Storage
  7. Speciality Sake Categories and Global Sake Industry
  8. Sake Outside Japan & Sake and Japanese Food Pairing

EXAM format: The WSET Level 3 in Sake examination is in two parts: first, a blind tasting of two (2) sakes and second, a theory examination consisting of multiple choice and written answer questions. Both parts require a passing grade to be awarded the Level 3 Award in Sake. The examination duration is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 11.5 × 2 in
Subject

Sake

Certification

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Level

Level 3

Region of Study

Japan

Course Format

In-Person

Course Type

Professional

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How We’re Different

We’re Premier, not Pretentious

We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.
(There’s a reason our unique approach is winning awards.)
WSET Educator of the Year 2016

AWARD WINNING!

WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.

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