Sake: Beyond the Basics

Dive into the world of sake with this lecture and go beyond the basic distinction of ​junmai​ and ​honjozo​. Deb Mortillaro, certified sake sommelier, will guide us through how five elements - the ​rice, the region, the water, the yeast, and the brewer - combine to create unique flavors, even within the same grade of sake. We will learn how those elements are reflected in the labels so you can become a more confident sake connoisseur. This class is a practical tasting, covering Ishioka, Mighty Peak Tokubetsu Junmai; Housui, Fragrant Water Tokubetsu Junmai; Echigo Ikarashi-Gawa, Blue River Ginjo; and Hakuyou, White Sun Junmai Ginjo.