En masse forskellige flasker sake i forbindelse med sake-kursus på Hotel- og Restaurantskolen.

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

A beginner level introduction to sake from WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

This introductory 1-day course will teach you about the different types of sake and the production of them and you will try the different main types of sake.

What you’ll learn:

  • The basic principles of sake production
  • The main types and styles of sake
  • How to serve sake
  • Factors affecting the flavor of sake
  • How to describe sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake (SAT)

The course consists of both theoretical sessions and tasting sessions.

You can read the formal description of the course here.

Find out if this course is right for you. Take the Level 1 Award in Sake quiz here.

This course is provided by Scandinavian Wine Academy – Denmark (Vinakademiet). Read more about details and terms here.

Dates are coming

Kom i gang

1 day
2.200 kr.

Practical information

The exam

The exam consists of a 30-question multiple-choice test at the end of the day.

It takes 70% correct answers to pass the exam.


The course fee is 2.200 DKK (The fee covers all course material, all sake samples, exam fee and lunch/coffee.

Where and when

The course will be held at our premises at Hotel- og Restaurantskolen, Vigerslev AllĂŠ 18, 2500 Valby.



  • The course fee must be paid no later than 3 weeks before the first course day.

  • Cancellation of registration later than 3 weeks before course start is not possible, and the full course fee will be charged.

  • In the case of too few students we reserve the right to cancel the course.


Questions regarding the content and organization of the course: Thomas IlkjĂŚr, info@vinakademiet.dk or +45 6146 7401.

Questions regarding registration and payment: Hotel- og Restaurantskolen - see contact information on the bottom of the page.

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Useful information

Food on the school

While taking a course at the school, you have several options for lunch.

  • The Restaurant. Employees, pupils, and course participants can eat a lunch menu made by our gastronomy pupils, and served by our waiter pupils.
  • Spisehuset. This is our canteen where you will find affordable green food.
  • Kaffebaren. This is the place to buy sandwiches, salads, fruit, and coffee.
  • Madboderne. When our pupils have made food, bread, ice cream, and cake - this is where you can taste it for yourself.
  • Bar' Kaf. If you have an urgent need for coffee, you will be served barista- quality coffee by our receptionist pupils.

Smoke-free school

We have smoke free time at the school for everyone. That includes all social events, and it also applies outside of the school. 

The restriction bans all tobacco products including cigarettes, e-cigarrettes, and chewing tobacco.


If you have lessons in the kitchen, you have to wear an approved uniform. 

You can bring your own or borrow one from the school. 

Read more about uniforms.


Reach out to our course-department:

Anna Fie Bak Johansson
Course administrator

Anna Fie Bak Johansson

M: fbj@hrs.dk

Contakt me if you have practical questions about specific courses, like signing up, cancelling, class sizes, waiting lists etc.

Lene Vietz
Projekt- og kursuskonsulent

Lene Vietz

M: lmv@hrs.dk T: 22464613

Contact me with general questions about courses, teambuilding-options and events.

Marie Haahr Jensen
Faglig teamleder

Marie Haahr Jensen

M: mhj@hrs.dk T: 26708200

Contact me if you have ideas for new courses or collaborations, or if you want to arrange a tailor-made course for your organisation.