Florida Wine Academy is an Approved Course Provider for the Sake Sommelier Association. We are very proud to offer, for the first time in the United States, the Certified Sake Sommelier course. The Certified Sake Sommelier course takes place over two days.

We are going to cover these topics:
  • The history of sake
  • Sake production
  • Sake terminology and classifications
  • Sake tasting by category
Also, we consider the wider aspects of the sake industry including:
  • Maturity, temperature and aromatic profiles
  • Understanding sake labels
  • Sake tasting by type
  • How to introduce sake to customers
  • Professional issues including purchasing, storage and sake vessels
  • Umami and its relationship to sake

Over the two days, we taste more than 30 sakes from different makes and designations.

There’s a test on the second day with multiple-choice questions, written questions and a tasting test. On successful completion of the course, you’ll be presented with an official SSA certificate and lapel pin, qualifying you as a Certified Sake Sommelier.

With the knowledge acquired during the course, you should be comfortable conducting in-house sake training and educational programmes to the public and the beverage industry.

The educator for this course is Guilherme  Macedo.  Mr. Macedo is a Certified Sake Sommelier and a Sake Educator by the Sake Sommelier Association (SSA). He is a Japanese Sake Adviser,  International Kikisake-shi by the SSI (Sake Service Institute), and Certified Sake Professional (CSP) by SEC, USA. He has the WSET Level 3 in Sake certification and has travelled extensively to Japan.

Mr. Macedo is also a Certified Sake Professional by the Sake Education Council, having studied with John Gaunter. Additionally, Mr. Macedo has the WSET Level 1 in Spirits, Court of Master Sommelier Level 1 and passed the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits with distinction.

Cost: $ 745

Date: February 28 & 29th, 2020, from 9am to 4pm

Florida Wine Academy
1 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 1440 (14th floor) – SunTrust International Center
Miami, FL. 33131

More information: info@floridawineacademy.com