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WSET Level 1

Award in Sake

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Early-birdy special price


The Level 1 course is for those preparing for, or employees starting their first job in sake and wanting to climb the hospitality laddder

The Level 1 Award in Sake teaches you about how Sake is made, in a way that explains what you are tasting in the glass. This is one of the best ways to learn about sake. You’ll come out of the course with a great start to really understanding Sake


What you'll learn in the Level 1 course

  • The basic principles of sake production

  • The main types and styles of sake

  • How to serve sake

  • Factors affecting the flavour of sake

  • How to describe sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)


By the end of the course, you’ll be able to taste sake using a globally recognised approach, identify key styles of wine and characteristics of important grape varieties.


What's Included

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake course consisting of either a one-day session including the exam or two session via video conferencing with the

face-to-face exam a week later

WSET Level 1 Study booklet

Tasting of  Seven Sake Samples either in class or sent to you if class is via video conferencing

Small Group Size for Individual Attention

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Exam Fees


WSET Level 1 Award in Sake exam


WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Certificate & Lapel pin (after passing the exam)


Graduation Ceremony where you are presented with your WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Certificate & Lapel Pin


 A Vinum Vitae Certificate that you can post online (on request)


Comprehensive, Organised and Efficient Service from Vinum Vitae WSET Approved Programme Provider

Entry Requirements

There is no pre-requisite wine knowledge

required for this qualification


However, you must be over 18 years of age at the time of booking

Course Delivery

The Level 1 Award in Sake has a requirement of 6 hours of taught delivery, including the exam


The Level 1 assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions within 45-minutes. The pass mark is 70%

Special Consideration

If you feel you were at a disadvantage during the exam due to, for example, illness, you can submit a special consideration request to us. We will pass this on to WSET for their assessment. The form (on request) must be sent to Vinum Vitae within 5 working days after your exam date. Please see our APP Policies document for further information.

Exam Re-sit prices:

Level 1 Multiple choice $120


Classroom WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Course Information

For more information please download the documents below.


Courses and Dates 

Classroom WSET Level 1 Award in Sake


Starting July 2023

Course Code:

Bookings Close:


Exam Date:

Exam Results:

Special Price:



Early to mid July

13:00 15/07/23 or via RI Exams

6-8 Weeks

$309 Early-birds price

A minimum number of students are required for this course to go ahead

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