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SASA Introductory Exam

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Join us on the 31st of March 2023 for the SASA Introductory Exam. It is aimed at any service professional looking to learn the basic skills of professional beverage service. It will require a basic knowledge of wine, South African wine regions, and wine service.

How it Works:

The examination consists of two sections:

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

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.

Cape Town:

Date: 31 March 2023

Venue: Culture 'The Wine Library'

Time: 10:00 am

Exam fee: R500


Date: 31 March 2023

Venue: Swiss Hotel School

Time: 10:00 am

Exam fee: R500


Date: 31 March 2023

Venue: TBC

Time: 10:00 am

Exam fee: R500

If you would like to sit the exam, click here.

To become a SASA member click here.

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