The Sake Education Council

Future events

  • Certified Sake Professional Course and Exam

    Starts > December 04 - 2017

    Ends > December 06 - 2017

    Location > MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

    The content of this intensive sake course will be identical to that of the Sake Professional Course held each January in Japan, with the exception of visiting sake breweries.
    For more information and a view of the daily syllabus, please go here.
    Testimonials from past participants can be found there as well.
    The cost for the three-day class, including all materials and sake for tasting, is US$899. Participation is limited and reservations can be made now to secure a seat; full payment will be requested at a later date, please send an email to

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  • Certified Sake Professional Course in Japan

    Starts > January 15 - 2018

    Ends > January 19 - 2018

    Location > Tokyo, Japan

    This is it:  the most comprehensive sake course in existence. Three days of lectures covering the same content as the US-based courses, with tastings of upward of 100 sake, with evening meals accompanied by Japan’s best stuff, followed by two full days of sake brewery visits. “No Sake Stone Remains Left Unturned” in this full-sake immersion program. Email for more information and details.

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  • Sake Brewery Tours

    Starts > February 18 - 2018

    Ends > February 23 - 2018

    Location > Niigata, Japan

    Take your sake appreciation to the next level and visit Japan for five days of sake brewery visits. No test, no pressure, just sake breweries, sake, and fun activities peripheral to sake.
    Special SPC Alumni discount.
    Learn more here: 

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  • Advanced Sake Professional Course in Japan

    Starts > February 20 - 2018

    Ends > February 24 - 2018

    Location > Tokyo, Japan

    The next Level II (ASP) course will, as usual, be centered in Tokyo with bus and train trips to several kura that are within a day trip of Tokyo.
    If you are indeed interested, please read go to this page, which presents more detailed information about the ASP “Level II” course. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Please send an email at to confirm attendance.

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For past event please visit