WSET Level 1 in Sake
What you'll learn...

WSET Level 1 in Sake

$350+ GST

About this course

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 you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

How is this course evaluated?

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

What is included in the course?

All study materials, class instruction, tasting samples and exam fees are include in the course.


Students are required to bring 6 ISO tasting glasses to each class. Alternatively, a Cru Classe Tasting Kit can be purchased for $40 + taxes. Please indicate if you would like to purchase this Tasting Kit in your Booking Form and it will be delivered at the start of the course.

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Up to 1 month before 1st day of class commencement: 100% of course fee less $50 administration fee is refundable.
  • Up to 14 days before 1st day of class commencement: 50% of course fee less $50 administration fee is refundable.
  • After 14 days before 1st day of class commencement: No refund.

What are the benefits of learning with Cru Classe?

  • Cru Classe is a fully accredited Approved Program Provider for WSET.
  • Our principal instructor, Lara Victoria is one of Vancouver’s most highly and diversely qualified hospitality professionals. In addition to earning the WSET Diploma amongst her other qualifications, she is also a WSET Certified Educator for all levels of wines, spirits and sake certification.
  • We do not sell any beverage alcohol products, nor do we represent or work on behalf of any agency, winery, distillery or brewery, therefore the samples that we select for class cover an unbiased broad selection that are meant to benefit the students alone. We are also known to pour more samples of great quality products than required for the curriculum, to help our students learn better.
  • Given our small class sizes we can afford focused attention to all our our students’ learning needs. We are certainly proud of the fact that we have a very good pass rate amongst our students.

Course Curriculum

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

What you'll learn...

Along with the basic principles of sake production and the main types and styles of sake, students learn how to serve sake. Describe the factors affecting the flavour of sake and learn how to describe sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)

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