10. January 2019 - 18:30 till 20:00
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Understanding & Appreciating Japanese Saké / Sake / Rice Wine | VSF Wine Education | Thursday, 10. January 2019

Saké is a versatile beverage that can complement food just as well as wine. It is also an excellent drink to be enjoyed on its own. No wonder, then, that this national drink of Japan is growing in popularity in recent years.In the workshop "Understanding Saké", a saké expert from VSF Wine Education will demystify the wonderful world of this Japanese you can expect:

6 x different styles of saké (Junmai Daiginjo, Ginjo, Nama, Futsushu, Honjozo, Umeshu)
1 x tasting plate to highlight specific characteristics in each saké

What you will learn:

How saké is made
The meaning behind saké quality grades and styles
The customs and traditions associated with drinking saké
How food pairings can complement or change your perception of a saké’s flavour
The proper way to taste saké and how to choose bottles that best suit your taste

Level: Beginner-Intermediate (no prior knowledge is required)Style: Guided Saké TastingFood Served: Guided Tasting PlateGood for: Saké Enthusiasts, Saké Curious, Food Pairing EducationYou can also purchase your newly found favourite saké on-site at discounted prices (10% off). Whether you are a saké enthusiast or an absolute beginner, this is a great chance for you to taste different styles of saké hailing from Japan in one go!Tickets:
At the door: £45 / personEarly bird tickets (limited quantities): £30 / person
Please arrive at 18:15 for a sharp start at 18:30. The event lasts at least 1.5 hours with plenty of time for questions and answers!
To ensure quality, we set the number of participants to max. 12 persons per session. For queries, please email us at info@ are encouraged to take the Overground (Rotherhithe Station) or Underground (Canada Water Station) to arrive at the venue. Anyone under the age of 18 years old will not be permitted entry.

About VSF Wine Education
VSF Wine Education is the first and only wine school in London with an East-Asian touch. Accredited by the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) as an Approved Programme Provider, the school has been actively cultivating wine, spirits and saké appreciation and enjoyment in London.
Apart from running training courses, VSF Shop () sells a wide range of sakés, from the highly sought-after Dassai (獺祭) and Tatenokawa (楯野川) to artisanal labels such as Konishi (小西酒造), Aizu Homare (会津ほまれ) and Hayashi Honten (林本店).