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SASA Introductory Sommelier Certificate

Aimed at any service professional looking to learn the basic skills of professional beverage service. Will require a basic knowledge of wine, South African wine regions and wine service. 

How it works

The examination consists of two sections:


  1. A closed book theory test with multiple-choice questions covering basic wine knowledge, basic wine service, general service etiquette, surface knowledge of other beverages, basic food and wine pairing and alcohol awareness

  2. An oral examination based on real-life service scenarios with a focus on basic wine knowledge and wine service 


The SASA introductory Sommelier Examination is open to all SASA members to sit without any prerequisites (i.e. having completed any other relevant wine qualification), under the condition that the member has accumulated in his/her own opinion enough experience elsewhere to attempt the examination.

Cost: R500

You must be a member to take this exam.

Click HERE to become a member.

Not sure if you're ready to take the SASA Introductory Sommelier Certificate? 

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