Watch: A Conversation with Toshio Ueno and Reiko Hirai

Watch and listen in on a conversation about sake styles as Toshio Ueno (founder of Sake School of America), John Sporing (founder of A Life Well Drunk), and Reiko Hirai, (founder of DC Sake Co.) dive into three delicious sake!

Toshio is the only one in the world to hold Master of Sake (酒匠), Master Sake Sommelier (日本酒学講師), and WSET Sake Educator diploma. In 2016 he was awarded the industry’s most prestigious title Sake Samurai from Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association.

In our Conversation with Toshio, he will guide us through three styles of sake:
Amabuki Yamahai Omachi Junmai Cup Sake (Earthy and Complex, high acid)
Amabuki Junmai Ginjo Himawari Cup Sake (Sunflower Yeast, Lighter, Fruitier)
Nanbu Bijin Shinpaku Junmai Daiginjo (Floral, fruity, clean, light, soft, elegant)