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Sake Scholar Course Toronto

Monday-Wednesday, June 10-12, 2019 9:30AM-4:30PM The Independent Wine Education Guild (IWEG)

The course will feature a full three days of class, curated tastings and an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals. The Sake Scholar Course covers the 47 prefectures that comprise Japan, exploring the regionality of each through the lens of sake and shochu, and by exploring their history, geography, ingredients, and sake making techniques. There will be numerous curated tastings of hard-to-find sake to support and explore the presence of regionality (or absence of) at the macro and micro levels that can exist within the realm of Japanese sake. The core body of knowledge is crucial to understanding Japan’s key producing regions and learning about some of its principal sake breweries. The course will ultimately complement your sake knowledge and enhance your ability to sell, purchase or simply enjoy sake.

This is an advanced program of study. As such, a thorough understanding of sake is required (see pre-requisites below). The examination consists of a 100 question Multiple Choice test with a minimum 75% mark to pass.

Sake Scholar Course Cost: $800 CAD Instructor: Michael Tremblay

Monday, June 10 - 9:30AM-4:30PM @IWEG
Tuesday, June 11 - 9:30AM-4:30PM @IWEG
Wednesday, June 12 - 9:30AM-4:30PM @Ki Modern Japanese + Bar
There will be a small reception to conclude the end of the course at Ki.
Final Exam (online) June 25

Course Prerequisites: A minimum of one of the following: Sake Professional Course (SPC) Advanced Sake Professional (ASP) WSET Level 3 Award in Sake International Kikizake-shi (SSI) Sake Diploma (J.S.A)
Textbooks: Course textbooks will be mailed two weeks prior to class. An in-class tasting manual will also be provided.
Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)
Exam: The examination consists of a 100 question multiple choice paper. A minimum score of 75% or higher is required to pass.