New Zealand School of Wines and Spirits

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

A beginner level introduction to sake for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in sake.


For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of sake. You’ll explore the main styles and types of sake through sight, smell and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion of a closed book examination, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

Course Tutor is Fumi Nakatani who hold the WSET Level 3 Award in Sake and is a WSET Qualified Educator.