Mission Statement

SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA is an education and training center of Sake, Shochu, and Japanese liquors, for Sake professionals and enthusiasts to expand knowledge and to explore further enjoyment of the category.

SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA aims toward fostering higher appreciation and memorable drinking and dining experiences. We are fully committed in educating trade professionals and enthusiasts alike, to promote Sake in faraway countries at the same level of understanding and of enjoyment as is in its homeland of Japan.

In the 1980's in Japan, Jizake fine artisan Sake climbed to popularity as consumers discovered tantalizing flavors and aromas from microbrewers crafted in remote breweries, some with legendary tales which date back centuries. When this best kept secret arrived in U.S. during the 1990's, Americans too were quickly enamored, charmed by "the novel Jizake", the finesse, and pure joy.

Nowadays, with a variety of specialized foods covering the spectrum, from casual dining, trendy Sushi bars, authentic Izakayas, to fancy Kaiseki as well as Western cuisine, there is a Jizake suitable for any dish and shochu, Japanese Ji-Beer, Umeshu, and other interesting brews.  The world of Sake is a joyful exploration into Japanese culture, cuisine, and the brewing art.

SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA is endorsed by the Sake Service Institute International (SSI), the largest organization of sake sommelier certification in Japan.

 
 

- CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS -

Certified Sake Adviser
Certified Sake Sommelier
Certified Shochu Adviser
Certified Beer Adviser

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