I hope you’re all enjoying the nice summer we’re having! I wanted to send you a note about some upcoming sake seminars happening at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby for their Nikkei Matsuri event. The festival will have lots of things to see, eat, taste and learn about–in particular for us, sake geeks–there will be sake!
The Sake Association of BC (SABC) is sponsoring four seminars during the weekend festival for a mere $20 per session. The hour-long seminar will feature five sakes to taste and discuss, as well as a great introduction to a bit of sake history and the grades/styles of sake available. By the end of the tasting, you will have no problem ordering sake from a restaurant or purchasing sake at your local liquor store.
Here’s a link to the details and for ordering ahead of time via the SABC’s website. Tickets are also available at Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro, Viti Wine and Lager, and Artisan SakeMaker. You can buy tickets on the day of the seminar, but the last seminars sponsored by the sake association during the Cherry Blossom Festival were sold out, so best to get them early.
I hope to see you at the tastings!