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 […]

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… TBD Our winner is… […]

KUBOTA: Day in the Life of a Toji w/ Motoyoshi Yamaga | Feb. 18, 2021

Date Guest Speakers Time Registration WEDS 02/18 w/ Motoyoshi Yamaga,Kubota Team 5pm PT | 8pm ET(02/19 10am JST) CLICK Here Ever wondered what goes on in a sake brewery? What about the daily life of a Toji (Master Sake Brewer)? COME FIND OUT! We will be joined by Toji/Master Brewer Motoyoshi Yamaga who will show […]

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, […]

Awamori Sunrise | Feb/Mar 2021

View the Awamori Sunrisewith THREE amazing guest speakers. Date Guest Speaker Times Registration WED 02/10 w/ Nick Korn 3pm PT | 6pm ET CLICK Here WED 02/17 w/ Christina Veira 3pm PT | 6pm ET CLICK Here WED 03/03 w/ Kellie Thorn 3pm PT | 6pm ET CLICK Here What’s that on the horizon? It’s […]

Shochu Month Special Webinar| Feb. 03, 2021

Date Guest Speakers Time Registration WED 02/03 w/ Toshio Ueno, Kota Kimura 5pm PT | 8pm ET CLICK Here Come explore the delicious world of SHOCHU with Toshio Ueno and the Consulate General of Japan LA’s Kota Kimura. We’ll talk about the lesser-known Japanese spirit, shochu, and the different ingredients that it can be made […]

Kanzake: Warm Sake Seminar with Sake Discoveries| January 27, 2021

Date Guest Speakers Time Registration WEDS 01/27 w/ Chizuko Niikawa-Helton,Sake Discoveries, Sake Caliente 4pm PT | 7pm ET CLICK Here Don’t believe the anti-hot sake hype! Sake is a versatile beverage that can be enjoyed at various temperatures.  Join us as Chizuko, founder of Sake Discoveries + Sake Caliente,  shows us fun and unique ways […]

🎄🎁SSA Holiday Giveaway!🎁🎄

To show our appreciation to all our wonderful students, supporters, and budding sake lovers, we are giving away 15 SETS of Jeff Cioletti ’s Sakepedia: A Non-Traditional Guide to Japan’s Traditional Beverage and Jim Stewart’s Japan: Sake Breweries of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Kobe. For a chance to win these two books, follow the instructions below! […]

KUBOTA: Sake Blending and Tasting| Dec. 02, 2020

Date Guest Speakers Time Registration WEDS 12/02 w/ Yuko Sato,Kubota Team 5pm PT | 8pm ET(12/03 10am JST) CLICK Here Join us for another look inside Asashi Shuzo, the famed brewer of Kubota sake! We’ll be learning about how they blend their sake as well as how their sake tasting and product quality checks are […]