The WSET Level 1 in Sake is a beginner level introduction to sake for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in 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.

Learn about more about what we will cover during the class here: WSET Level 1 in Sake Specification (2022).

The price includes the WSET Level 1 in Sake study guide, tuition, all sakes, printed materials, exam, certificate and lapel pin (if you pass the examination). Mailing of Study Guide and result materials (certificate and pin) to continental USA is included in the price. For all WSET qualifications, we provide students with the proper ISO tasting glasses to use during class at no additional charge.

Class Format

In-person on Saturday, from 9am-3.30pm. Please select dates below.

The course instructor is Guilherme de Macedo, MBA, MSS, Kikisake-Shi, WSET Certified Sake Educator.


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 45 minutes. The assessment will take place on the same date as the class, at the end of the day. A total mark of 70% is required to achieve a pass. All students who pass will be issued with a certificate and will receive a lapel pin. Mailing of Study Pack and result materials (certificate and pin) to continental USA is included in the price.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the course and to participate in any alcohol tasting.


If you need to cancel or change the date of the course for any reason you can do so up to 13 working days before the course starts for a $25 administrative fee. Making changes to your registration within 13 business days of the class date will result in an administrative change fee of $175. No refunds are given for changes made within 3 business days of the class date.


  • September 9th, 2023, from 9am to 3.30pm – at 305 Wines in Miami

We are also offering the WSET Level 1 in Sake certification online. Click here.