Portland, OR – September 14 – Sake professionals and dedicated sake enthusiasts are invited to attend the WSET Level 3 Sake Certification Course this November 2015.
The rigorous 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 30 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.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 13, 14 and 15, 2015, 10:00am – 5:30pm
Where:The Wine & Spirit Archive
828 SE Ash Street #204
Cost: $685 (payment plans available)
Includes all course materials, exam fees, certificate fees, and shipping costs
About the WSET
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the educational affiliate of the prestigious Master of Wine Program and is the “gold standard” in wine and spirits education. The WSET has been a leader in beverage training since 1969 and currently offers programs in 62 countries. Last year the WSET trained over 61,000 students. The Level 3 Award in Sake is WSET’s newest qualification.
About Marcus Pakiser, Course Instructor:
Marcus Pakiser is Director of Sake 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 will be awarded the title of “Sake Samurai” by the Japanese Brewing and Shochu Association, which is 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.
For more information contact: Mimi Martin, Director
The Wine & Spirit Archive
firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-764-7698