Join the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association and Tokyo Weekender for an evening of good taste: a chance to educate your palate and deepen your understanding of Japan’s national drink.

When you’re ordering some sake to go with your meal, do you still feel a bit bewildered by the sheer variety on the menu? Would you like to know how to tell a ginjo sake from a junmai? Let this night be the first step in your journey towards sake enlightenment.

The first part of the evening is an interactive lecture and tasting delivered by renowned wine and sake consultant Kenichi Ohashi, who will explain the features and flavors that can be used to distinguish Japan’s celebrated sakes. During Ohashi’s talk, you will learn about the subtleties of the sake making process and delve into the taste profiles of the many different types of nihonshu. While you listen, you will have the opportunity to follow along with your taste buds, sampling an array of rare sakes.

After the lecture, the evening of good taste will continue. Mingle with other guests as you enjoy a tasting menu of light dishes, accompanied by a sake lineup that will let you put your newly attained sake savvy to the very best use. The night’s education and festivities will be held in the sophisticated surroundings of Cafe Serre, close to Ginza Itchome Station (see map below).

Places for are limited to the first 100 respondents, so if you’d like the chance to upgrade your understanding of this unique and versatile beverage, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. To reserve your place, please send an email to [email protected].

An Evening of Good Taste

Time: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, from 19:00 to 21:30
Location: Cafe Serre, 104-0045 Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Tsukiji 1-13-1, Ginza Shochiku Square 2F