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WSET Level 1 - Sake - Calgary

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We are very excited to announce the Sake Qualifications to be held in Calgary, Alberta!

Location to be announce shortly!!

Our Statera Sake Instructor is Mariko Tajiri and she has worked with Sake for over 10 years across Canada, talking, teaching and guiding people through the amazing but sometimes intimidating world of Sake. In 2016, Mariko became a WSET Certified Level 3 Award in Sake Assessor and Instructor.

She started her Sake career as her grandfather’s sake mule, carrying bottles as big as herself as a kid.(She boasts, I am Japanese after all!) During the instructor course in Japan, being the self professed super geek that she is, her favourite part was visiting the National Research Institute of Brewing in Hiroshima and talking to PhDs about esters and different smells in Sake. She is also proud to say that she’s never done a sake bomb…yet!

The WSET Level 1 Award in Sake is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of sake. It is designed to provide a sound but simple introduction to sake. The quali cation will assist those who need a basic familiarity with the main styles and categories of sake, for example people who work with sake as part of a larger beverage portfolio, in the retail and hospitality sectors.

Successful candidates will be able to list the principal categories of sake, and state their de ning characteristics, and know the key principles involved in the storage and service of sake. They will consequently be in a position to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for the service of sake. 

Class Schedule:

Class will be a one day intensive, exam held at the end of day.
Class Date: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.

Class Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Class instructor: Mariko Tajiri

Registration deadline is Friday March 16th, 2018

$350.00 / student + GST

What's Included:

  • A new revised Workbook.

  • ISO Tasting glasses and all tasting samples provided


This Class will be Held in Calgary, Alberta.

Location to be announced shortly.  Please contact us for more details.

To register, or for more information:

Earlier Event: January 21
WSET Level 3 - Sake
Later Event: April 11
WSET Level 3 - Wine