The Sake Sommelier of the Year was held from 2013-2018 in London, home of SSA HQ. The UK editions of the event were organised alongside the London Sake Challenge
In 2019 the Sake Sommelier of the Year was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hosted by Danny Leong, the event was hosted at the Japanese Ambassador's residence
The Sake Sommelier of the Year - North America 2024 is taking place in Arkansas, USA; alongside the Craft Sake Fest hosted by SBANA
The SAKE SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR is organised by the Sake Sommelier Association (SSA) promoting sake education globally. Based in London, the SSA is fully committed to promoting global education of sake with a classic sommelier training, as well as exciting projects such as the regional Sake Challenges and the Sake Sommelier of the Year competition.