JSA Sake Diploma International | JSA清酒文憑考試及課程
Since its foundation in 1969, the Japan Sommelier Association (J.S.A.) has been furthering better understanding of wine and other beverages and for their promotion in Japan.
Today, the world surrounding washoku (Japanese food meeting the standards and essence of the dietary culture of Japan) and sake/shochu is changing as never before. UNESCO's recognition of washoku as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013 has sparked an international rise in popularity and the number of Japanese restaurants are increasing in all major cities across the world. Culinary tech-niques of washoku are being incorporated by chefs overseas regardless of the cuisine and their restaurants have sake/shochu in their wine lists.
For Japanese cuisine to be served to meet this increasing interest overseas and at even higher standards, we see a need for sommeliers and those in related professions to gain more knowledge and a deeper understanding of sake/shochu and to improve their sommelier skills of sake/shochu. Thus, we have launched a new certification, J.S.A. Sake Diploma International, which is a qualification for sake/shochu.
To provide an exten-sive source of information worldwide - specifically from the standpoint of a sommelier, we have compiled the J.S.A. Sake Diploma textbook in both Japanese and English. The new exam will be conducted in both Japanese and English. Together with this textbook, we will be introducing and spreading the information on a global scale.
3 Attractive Features
１.Sake-brewing techniques and processes —how they affect the taste
２.Theoretical / systematic approach to sake tasting
３.Sake and food pairing theory with extensive guide for international cuisines
Date of the exam: Saturday, October 17, 2020
■ Time Schedule
|10:00-11:00||Written Exam (60 mins)|
|11:00-11:45||Tasting Exam（Sake: 4 items / Shochu or Awamori: 2 items)|
|11:45-12:05||Short Essay Exam|
|12:10||End of the exam|
*Questions for the exam are mainly taken out of the English version of J.S.A.SAKE DIPLOMA Textbook.
Regular Course Coverage:
Please contact us for further details.
|Date||Time||Last Enrollment Date|
|17 Oct 2020 (Sat)||10:00 - 12:30||15 Sep 2020|
Exam Fee: HK$1800 (English version textbook included)
Part 1 Course Fee: HK$4500
Course content covers Sake production, history & development, Main production area and tasting.
More than 40 sakes will be guided as in tasting sessions.
|10, 15, 17, 22 & 24 Sep
(Tue & Thu; 5 sessions, Total 15 hours)
**2 sake pairing dinner included
|19:00 - 22:00||Micky Chan|
Part 2 Course Fee: HK$4000
Course content covers Sake service and storage, food pairing, Shochu, Shochu tasting and service.
Two sake pairing dinner / service experience dinner are included.
More than 25 sakes and shochu will be tasted in this regular course.
** 10% discount will be gained for enrolling both Part 1 & 2 course
|7 - 9 Oct 2020
(Wed - Fri; 3 sessions, Total 9 hours)
|19:00 - 22:00||Micky Chan|
Pre-exam preparation course Fee: HK$2500
Course content covers Exam format explanations, time allocation startegy suggestions, tasting training & Mock exam.