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 for a $35 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.

Printed Materials

All students will be sent printed study materials to the mailing address provided upon course registration and will receive tracking information when the materials have been shipped. We recommend adding the email address ‘’ to your safe sender list, in order to prevent any relevant communication going to spam. It is the responsibility of the student to liaise with USPS regarding any issue relating to the delivery of these materials. Florida Wine Academy is unable to replace printed study materials free of charge in the case that an issue arises with delivery. Kindly note that in the situation where a student wishes to cancel their course registration, the cost of the printed study materials is non-refundable.


Miami courses will take place at 305 Wines (8233 South Dixie Highway, Miami FL, 33143).

  • September 7th, 2024 – from 9am to 3.30pm – 305 Wines, Pinecrest

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