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While there are still disputes about the origins of sake, it is believed this Japanese rice wine dates back to the Nara period, between AD 710 and 794. Sake has played an important role in Japanese culture since, from religious ceremonies to entertainment. Today, this ancient drink is enjoying widespread appreciation in places far from where it originated.

Delve into the wonderful world of sake with Yoshihiro Sako, sake sommelier and brewer, as he explains the basics of this traditional Japanese beverage.

What you'll learn in the What is sake lesson

  • How to pronounce sake
  • The health benefits of sake
  • How serving temperatures affect sake flavor

Who the Sake basics course is for

This online course is for Servers and bartenders, up your customer service skills with expert coaching!


Yoshihiro Sako

Yoshihiro Sako is a Kikisake-shi certified sommelier and the Director of Sake at Yuzuki Japanese Eatery in San Francisco.

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