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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

November SSA Happy Hour | Nov. 05, 2020

Date | Thursday, Nov 5th, 2020Time | 5:00 pm PT // 8:00pm ETLocation | Zoom – Register now! This year we’re thankful for all our wonderful students and sake! Bring a glass of your favorite sake, shochu, or cocktail and come hang with us! Connect with Sake School of America (SSA) alumni and talk sake with some of our instructors. We’ll […]

Tatsuriki Brewery Tour & Yamadanishiki Terroir Talk | Oct. 28, 2020

Date Guest Speakers Time Registration WED 10/28 w/ Ryusuke Honda,Mr. Kimura 5pm PT | 8pm ET(10/29 9am JST) CLICK Here Come visit Honda Shoten’s Sakagura (Sake Brewery, where they make Tatsuriki sake) and see the Yamadanishiki Toku A region rice field, now in season for harvesting. Joining us will be the Kuramoto (brewery owner), Mr. […]

Izumibashi Brewery: Sustainability & Modern Agriculture | Oct. 21, 2020

Date Guest Speakers Time Registration WEDS 10/21 w/ Yuichi Hashiba, Kayoko Abe 5pm PT | 8pm ET(10/22 9am JST) CLICK Here Join Sake School of America as we learn more about Izumibashi Brewery, their approach to sustainability, and modern agriculture. Leading the presentation and talk will be Izumibashi’s president, Yuichi Hashiba, and Izumibashi Brand Ambassador, […]