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NYC: Become a Certified Sake Sommelier this Summer with SSA!

August 18, 2014 - August 20, 2014

Become a CERTIFIED SAKE SOMMELIER this summer with the Sake School of America!

If you work in the food or beverage industry or are a serious sake enthusiast, it’s the perfect time to become a Certified Sake Sommelier. This training and exam is intense, fun and extremely educational. It gives you all the knowledge and tools you need to be an effective Sake Sommelier. Conducted in English, this seminar is lead by Sake School of America Executive Instructor and master sake sommelier Toshio Ueno. See below for full course details.

(enter Course #: SSM-003 English on registration page)

Sake Sommelier Course Topics:
Requirements for Success as a Kikisake-shi
Alcoholic Beverages: The Basics
Sake History
Ingredients of Sake
How Sake is Made
Sake Tasting
Serving Sake
Sake Labels

Sake Sommelier Exam Topics:
Part 1 – General Information
Part 2 – Blind Sake Tasting
Part 3 – Service

Course Fee:
$750 – For SSA Certified Sake Advisers
$950 – For those with a compatible certification

Course Prerequisites:

Pass Sake Adviser Exam
Compatible Certification – Contact Sake School of America to inquire if your certification meets our Prerequisite.

Course #: SSM-003 English

Lecture Dates:
August 18 (Monday) Time: 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM
August 19 (Tuesday) Time: 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM

Exam Date:
August 20 (Wednesday) Time: 12:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM

New York Mutual Trading, Inc.
77 Metro Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Note: Shuttle bus from Manhattan will be provided

Toshio Ueno
Master Sake Sommelier

ueno Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan where his family has grown wine grapes for generations, Toshio Ueno grew up helping the business from a young age. After college studies in America, he joined a pastry and wine company, where he oversaw the personal wine collection of the company’s president. With his unique knowledge and expertise in both Eastern and Western foods and alcoholic beverages, he aims to further promote Japanese food and beverages to international audiences.

(enter Course #: SSM-003 English on registration page)

About the Sake School of America
SSA_logoSAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA is an education and training center of Sake, Shochu, and Japanese liquors, for Sake professionals and enthusiasts to expand knowledge and to explore further enjoyment of the category.

SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA aims toward fostering higher appreciation and memorable drinking and dining experiences. We are fully committed in educating trade professionals and enthusiasts alike, to promote Sake in faraway countries at the same level of understanding and of enjoyment as is in its homeland of Japan.

In the 1980’s in Japan, Jizake fine artisan Sake climbed to popularity as consumers discovered tantalizing flavors and aromas from microbrewers crafted in remote breweries, some with legendary tales which date back centuries. When this best kept secret arrived in US during the 1990’s, Americans too were quickly enamored, charmed by “the novel Jizake”, the finesse, and pure joy. Then came Shochu, Ji-Beer, and now, a resurgence of Junmai and Honjozo Sake.

Nowadays, with a variety of specialized foods covering the spectrum, from casual dining, trendy Sushi bars, authentic Izakayas, to fancy Kaiseki, there’s a Jizake suitable for any dish and Nigori Sake, shochu, Japanese Ji-Beer, Umeshu, and other interesting brews. The world of Sake is a joyful exploration into Japanese culture, cuisine, and the brewing art.


August 18, 2014
August 20, 2014


New York Mutual Trading, Inc.
77 Metro Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094 United States
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213- 830-9557

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