Nihonshu (sake) has been my hobby for a few years and finally, after a lot of dithering, I decided to get myself a sake qualification🍶
There are a lot of courses and qualifications available that come at varying prices and with varying time commitments.
I chose the Sake Service Institute's International Kikisake-shi (国際唎酒師) because the SSI offers a correspondence course that meant I could study at home at my own pace. It also sounds kind of cool😎
The course comes with a 300 page textbook but thanks to participating in numerous online events over the past 18 months, and the Monday night Taste With The Toji sessions in particular, not a lot of the information was new to me so the main challenges were finding time to complete the assignments and deciphering some of the slightly dodgy English in the textbook🤣