Brewery Spotlight: Asamai Shuzo | May 20, 2021

Date Guest Speakers Time Registration THU 05/20 w/ Toshio Ueno, Eda Vuong, Asamai Team 5pm PT | 8pm ET(05/21 9am JST) CLICK Here Join Sake School of America as we learn more about Asamai Shuzo, the brewery behind Amanoto sake. We’ll dive into Akita Prefecture, also known as Bishu no Oukoku (kingdom of beautiful sake), […]

Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute: Touan | May. 13, 2021

Date Guest Speakers Time Registration THU 05/13 w/ Toshio Ueno, Eda Vuong, Noguchi TeamSpecial Guests: Phoebe Amoroso 4pm PT | 7pm ET(05/14 8am JST) CLICK Here We’ve been invited to explore Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute’s tasting room: Touan 杜庵 In this online event, we’ll discuss the sake and pairing experience you will receive when visiting, […]

Japanese Craft Spirits Festival| Feb. 28, 2021

Date Guest Speakers Time Registration SUN 02/28 w/ Toshio Ueno, Kota Kimura, Eda Vuong, & more! 4pm PT CLICK Here You may know Japanese whiskey but are you familiar with other traditional spirits of Japan? If not, I invite you to deepen your understandings of a 500-year tradition of spirits making in Japan, “Shochu” and […]

SSA Happy Hour | March 4, 2021

Date | Thursday, March 4th, 2021Time | 5:00 pm PT // 8:00pm ETLocation | Zoom – Register now! 2021 SSA Happy Hour Come join your fellow SSA alumni and Japanese beverage enthusiasts. Connect, collaborate and converse!  Whether you’re newbie or an old pro, this gathering is for all. We’ll chat about what’s going on in the world of sake, shochu, […]

Awamori Sunrise 2021 – Cocktail Recipes

Mexican Food Pairings Nick’s Food Pairing: Carnitas or Al Pastor Tacos w/ corn tortillas, Tortilla Chips and a mild or roasted salsa Hana Shimauta Highball Serves one 2 oz Hana Shimauta 4 oz Topo ChicoFresh Orange PeelIceCollins/ Highball Glass Preparations: Freeze or chill your Hana Shimauta and serving glass well. Add ice and Hana Shimauta […]

Awamori Sunrise 2021 – Winners

For each session of our Awamori Sunrise event and Shochu Month Special Webinar, we will be randomly picking one winner from those who answered all the quiz questions correctly. Those who have won will receive our Shochu Adviser course for free. Drumroll please… Our winner is… R. Sakai! Our winner is… B. Bell Our winner […]

Shochu & Thai w/ Chef Tina Termsomket| Feb. 24, 2021

Date Guest Speakers Time Registration WED 02/24 w/ Tina Termsomket, Toshio Ueno 5pm PT | 8pm ET CLICK Here Let’s talk shochu, awamori, and Thai food with award-winning chef, filmmaker, and sake sommelier Tina Termsomket! Tina is the owner of and project head of multiple restaurants and wines: Must be Thai, Pineapple Thai, Share Wine, […]