WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

Melbourne Wine School is proud to offer the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Sake.


Join Melissa Mills, founder of Sake Connect and winner of the International Wine Challenge Award in Sake 2017, as she guides you through a hands-on introduction to the world of sake. You will 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.

For individuals new to sake, this qualification provides a beginner level introduction to sake, great for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in sake. 

Further information about this course can be found via the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake specification.


Course Overview: The WSET Level 1 Award in Sake covers topics such as:

  • The basic principles of sake production

  • The main types and styles of sake

  • How to serve sake Factors affecting the flavour of sake

  • How to describe sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)

Course Duration: The WSET Level 1 Award in Sake is a day-long course that runs from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Assessment: Students will sit a closed-book, multiple choice exam consisting of 30 questions. This exam will be sat at the end of the day's course.

Successful completion of the exam will lead to the internationally recognised WSET Level 1 Award in Sake. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

Entry Requirements: You must be of legal drinking age (18) to participate in this course. 

Cost: $295 (inclusive of WSET study guide, and examination fee).

Location: All classes are held at The Circle Collingwood, which is accessible by public transport and car.  Nearby train, tram, and car parking spaces can be found here.

Address:  The Circle Collingwood, 4 Bloomburg St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Upcoming Sake Courses


Full Day Course: May

Dates: Sunday 2nd

Class Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Limit to 10 Students!


Cost: $295


The Circle

4 Bloomburg Street



Sake Barrel Shrine

Licence No. 36149925

WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence:

  • To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $19,000)

  • For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $700)

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