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Free Celebratory Sake Tasting in Melbourne with Sakeshop

Melbourne editor editor

In accordance with the season, Sakeshop are offering up a free sake tasting event at their Sydney and Melbourne stores on Saturday the 1st of December. Drop in to any store, try some sake, and maybe find out which one you'd be interested getting as a Christmas gift or dinner entertainer. Open tasti… Read More

5 courses with matching sake dinner at Automata, Sydney

Sydney editor editor

On Tuesday December 4th, Fusion restaurant Automata in Chippendale, Sydney are hosting a sake dinner in cooperation with sake import/retail firm Black Market Sake: 5 courses with matching sakes designed by Matt Young of Black Market Sake and the kitchen staff of Automata; including head chef Sar… Read More

Tasting and matching ‘Soba and Sake’ with Jugemu & Shimbashi Restaurant Sydney

Sydney editor editor

Neutral Bay's Japanese mainstay Jugemu and Shimbashi are working together with Sakenet Australia to bring you a special 'soba and sake' event - bringing together sake and the classic Japanese noodle dish 'soba' - traditionally comprised of cold, buckwheat noodles served with a dipping sauce. Syd… Read More

Sake-matched five course plus dessert dinner at Melbourne’s Philippe Restaurant

Melbourne editor editor

Melbourne-based French restaurant Philippe, owned by renowned French-turned-local chef Philippe Mouchel, in collaboration with sake promoters Sake Connect, is hosting a special sake-matched five course plus dessert dinner on Friday the 30th of this month. A French-Japanese influenced fusion menu… Read More

Comic-Tie-in ‘Shima Kosaku’ – Charity Edition Sake from Dassai now on sale!

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A series of floods and mudslides caused by torrential rains devastated extensive areas of western Japan in July. Popular sake maker Asahi Shuzo are amongst those affected. Their brewing facilities in Iwakuni city, Yamaguchi Prefecture suffered heavy damage under the extreme conditions - an overflow… Read More

Izakaya Sake Night with Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery at Hiss & Smoke

Perth editor editor

A one-night only Izakaya Sake Night is coming to Perth Teppanyaki restaurant Hiss & Smoke! First session: 6:30-8:00pm (Please arrive at 6.30pm for an immediate start.) Second session : 7:00pm - 8.30pm (Please arrive at 7pm for an immediate start.) At this special event, you will be a… Read More

Free tasting of newly arrived Premium sparkling sake “Sorah” by Lion Oriental Foods

Perth editor editor

Hello sake lovers! Lion Oriental Foods Co. would like to invite you their special tasting event. You will be able to meet a very special guest direct from Tottori, Japan, Mr Tadashi Sano from Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery, and there will be a tasting session of a new "Sorah Sparkling" sake that wa… Read More

‘Best of Sake 2018’ with The Oak Barrel!

Sydney editor editor

Sydney independent brewery The Oak Barrel are running a recap evening for their top sake of year. Celebrate the best sake of 2018 with resident sake expert Daniel Zahrooni as he guides us through the wide range that will be up for tasting on the day, including "an industry-favourite daiginjo", "a f… Read More

Sydney – WSET Level 1 Award in Sake by Sakeshop

Sydney editor editor

Sakeshop will be holding WSET Level 1 Award in Sake on Saturday 2 February in Sydney. 6+ hours of sake discovery. Learn the lingo, how to taste and the foundation knowledge behind one of the world’s greatest beverages. The WSET Level 1 Award in Sake is an industry accreditation that will bene… Read More

[Only 2 spaces left!] Melbourne WSET Level 1 Award in Sake by Sakeshop

Melbourne editor editor

Sakeshop will be holding WSET Level 1 Award in Sake on Sunday 2 December in Melbourne (and apparently there are only TWO spaces left!!) 6+ hours of sake discovery. Learn the lingo, how to taste and the foundation knowledge behind one of the world's greatest beverages. The WSET Level 1 Award i… Read More

November SuperSake Summer Festival in Perth!

Perth editor editor

All Perth sake enthusiasts, rejoice! SuperSake Australia, a large, Perth-based importer of sake, in collaboration with local Teppanyaki restaurant Tsunami Ko, are holding the 2018 SuperSake Summer Festival on the weekend of the 24/25th of November next month. Sample over 50 different types of sa… Read More

Sake Matching Dinner in Perth – Tsunami Ko Restaurant

Perth editor editor

Perth teppanyaki restaurant Tsunami Ko are holding an exclusive Sake Matching Dinner on Thursday the 8th of November from 6:00PM to 8:30PM. "Chef Tetsuya has created a 6 course meal and our resident SSI certified sake Sommelier Ai Tsujino will match each course with a particular sake guiding… Read More

Sake tasting of 16 Sake breweries at Food & Sake Expo by JFC

Melbourne editor editor

JFC, a large Japanese general food importer, are holding the Food & Sake Expo this Sunday (October 28) at the Show Time Event Centre in Melbourne. 16 sake breweries and 35 food producers from Japan will hold stalls on the day - listed below. The expo will be open to the general public fro… Read More

Free Namazake tasting event with Sakeshop – Melbourne

Melbourne editor editor

Sakeshop, which you might remember from the recent Sydney Sake Matsuri, are holding a free tasting session for Namazake next Saturday the 3rd of November at their Melbourne store: details below. Namazake (nama meaning fresh in Japanese) is a type of unpasteurised sake which is scarcely available in… Read More

Free Namazake tasting event with Sakeshop – Sydney

Sydney editor editor

Sakeshop, which you might remember from the recent Sydney Sake Matsuri, are holding a free tasting session for Namazake next Saturday the 3rd of November at their Sydney store: details below. Namazake (nama meaning fresh in Japanese) is a type of unpasteurised sake which is scarcely available in Au… Read More

Event Recap: Sake Matsuri Sydney 2018 – A Sake Festival for the Ages

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The 2018 Sydney Sake Matsuri was held just this past Saturday at The Commune in Waterloo. With attendees numbering in the hundreds, a handful of the largest Australian sake importers and a couple brewery representatives directly from Japan presented the sake of a variety of Japanese breweries, as w… Read More

The future of Sake in Australia – interview with Yukino Ochiai of Deja Vu Sake Co

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When one goes to the liquor corner in stores like David Jones and Dan Murphy, they may find a wide range of Japanese sake’s on display. However, in a country that produces a very large amount of wines and beers, it would take a lot of work to get these sake’s on the shelves. Today, we’ll be talk… Read More

New Limited-Edition Sydney Saké Society Posters on Sale Now!

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The Sydney Saké Society, together with Sydney's premier digital print house, Carbon8, have teamed up to create three very special limited-edition posters celebrating our love for Japan's national brew. The A3-sized posters, designed by Sydney Saké Society's award-winning Head of Design, Mr Kevin… Read More

Sydney Saké Society are Finalists for the AGDA Design Awards 2018!

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The Sydney Saké Society was thrilled & honoured to find out that we were chosen as a finalist in TWO (!!) categories for the prestigious ADGA Design Awards 2018.  AGDA is the peak national organisation representing the Australian communication design industry. The Sydney Saké Society are fin… Read More

October Sake Appreciation by The Oak Barrel

Sydney editor editor

Want to learn more about saké? Sydney based The Oak Barrel will be running a series of evening tastings as an introduction to saké from how it is made, the various grades to how it is drunk and the complex world of styles. Saké is completely unique in the alcohol world but very under represen… Read More

Workshop “Saké to Tsumami #2 – Onigiri (Rolling riceball, met a Saké”

Sydney editor editor

A cooking class and Saké tasting by Fumiko Yonao who is a Saké expert arrived from Japan in June this year. Fumiko had held lots of Saké workshops in Japan (especially in Osaka). Her first workshop "Saké to Tsumami - Gyoza" was very successful, and this is her second workshop in Australia". *Tsuma… Read More

Japanese sake breweries gather in Sydney for a specialised business discussion hosted by JETRO

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On the 21st of June, 2018, JETRO (Japan External Trade Organisation) held a Sake Masterclass & Showcase event with co-host Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association at the Shangri La Hotel in Sydney. This is the first business discussion event ever to be held in Australia which specialises in … Read More

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