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WSET Level 3 Award in Sake

$795 tuition (payment plans available)

The WSET Level 3 Award in Sake is designed to give a thorough understanding of sake and its commercial importance in the world market. Students will learn how base ingredients and production methods influence styles as well as principles involved in the storage, selection and service of sake. Successful candidates will be able to describe the characteristics of the principal sake categories and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and value. 


The course includes approximately 16 hours of classroom instruction including lecture, discussion and tasting of approximately 40 sakes using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. In order to be successful in this course, students should also budget time prior to class for reading, studying, tasting and completion of homework assignments.


Course tuition includes all tasting fees, course books, exam fees and course certificate.


Who should attend:This advanced level course is appropriate for beverage professionals seeking a strong foundation in sake knowledge as well as serious sake enthusiasts. 

About the exam: The certification exam at the end of the course includes blind evaluation of 2 sakes as well as a written theory exam. Students who successfully complete this exam are awarded the WSET Level 3 Award in Sake.


About the instructor: Marcus Pakiser is Director of Saké Category NW States at Youngs Market Company. Marcus has 23 years of experience in sake production, sales and education and is Portland's most enthusiastic and knowledgeable sake champion. In October 2015, Marcus was awarded the title of "Sake Samurai" by the Japanese Brewing and Shochu Association, an international award held by fewer than 50 people worldwide. He holds the WSET Level 3 Award in Sake with Distinction as well as the Advanced Sake Professional Qualification. 

Friday-Sunday, October 6, 7 and 8, 2017, 9:00-5:00pm

Certification Exam: Sunday, November 8, 2:00pm

Registration deadline: September 1, 2017

16 (of 16) Spaces Available. 

215 SE 9th Ave #204

Portland OR 97214