Take an in-depth, intimate tour of the making of Japanese sake (nihon-shu) and experience several premium sakes in a professionally guided sake-tasting experience.
Learn about the making of sake from the growing of the rice, to polishing the grains, to fermentation and bottling. This guided tasting will introduce five different styles of sake and provide detailed tasting notes and education.
A Professionally Guided Tasting Experience
The tasting will be led by professional sommelier Patricia Wamhoff. Patricia has more than 20 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry and is a certified sommelier, having completed the Advanced Sommelier exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers. She has developed a focus on sake and earned a Level 3 Award in Sake from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and is a recent graduate of the Sake Scholar Course.
Each taster will receive a "tasting map" to take notes and record your experience, and a personal serving of a light snack for use between tastings.
This 2-hour event is limited to just 20 people who will experience a closely guided tasting to develop an appreciation and knowledge of the nuances of sake production and flavor expressions. Each registrant may add up to 3 additional guests at regular pricing.
There will be a waitlist for this event so reserve your spot even if it is full. If interest is strong enough, we may open a second session the following week.
COVID vaccines are required to attend this intimate event. Please bring proof of vaccination.
Part 1 of a 4-Part Sake-Tasting Series Made Possible by the Center for Global Partnership
JAS has received a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) to offer four sake-tasting events in 2022. Each will offer a different sake experience in a different format... small, large, intimate, open, indoor, outdoor, focused, wide. Our aim is to offer a wide variety of experiences and Japanese sakes - both nihon-shu and other alcohols - and see what works best. If all goes well, we hope to add the best sake-tasting experiences as regular JAS events. We hope you can join us for one or all!
"Japan America Society of St. Louis" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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