Come for the first ever dedicated sake festival in Vancouver on September 29th! Most of the importers for sake in BC will be in attendance. The Sake Association of BC (SABC) currently represents 12 importers in our market. There will be over 100 sake to sample and many brewery representatives will make the journey from Japan for this special event!
I am honoured to do the trade seminar with my good sake buddy, Miki Ellis! If you are trade and are interested in our sake talk/tasting, please contact the SABC.
Happy Spring Sake Friends! The nearly month-long Cherry Blossom Festival is about to kick off this week in Vancouver and one of the premier events is the Sakura Days Japan Fair at the beautiful Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. This year, there will be 4 sake seminars (2 each on Saturday and Sunday) sponsored by the newly formed, Sake Association of BC.
Dates and Times: Saturday, April 5: 2pm & 3:30pm (seminar/tasting is an hour) Sunday, April 6: 2pm & 3:30pm (seminar/tasting is an hour) Price: $10 (this is on top of the Japan Fair entrance fee)
Learn about sake from 3 certified Advanced Sake Professionals (ASP) and taste 5 unique varieties. Your sake guides will be myself, Miki Ellis from Miku/Minami Restaurants, and Iori Kataoka from Shuraku/Zest Japanese Restaurants. There will be much fun and discussion! Tickets for the tasting are a mere $10 on top of entrance fee to the Fair. You need to pre-register for the event on the same day you are attending. Come by to the entrance area of Visitor Centre Classroom where the seminar will take place, and book a spot. Registration opens at 10am, both days. Only 20 attendees per class, please bring a government-issued photo id. You must be 19 yrs of age or older to attend. Here’s a link for more info.