28th Oct – Grand Tasting of Sake (event update): Umami workshop, Wagyu beef, prizes and more! (PAST)

Welcome back

To celebrate the long awaited resumption of LIVE events, we are very excited to be hosting a Grand Tasting of Sake! At least 80 different sakes will be available for tasting (free pour).

EVENT UPDATE: Tickets are selling fast, and on top of the 80+ sake on offer we have more exciting news to share if you are still thinking about joining us. (Details on booking can be found at the bottom of the post.)

Satomi Dosseur from Enshu Sake will be hosting an “Introduction to Umami” session during the Tasting – come and learn what the elusive “fifth taste” actually is, where to find it and experience a taste of umami with Satomi’s expert guidance. Places are limited and on a first come first serve basis on the night.

We will also be introducing you to a new sponsor, who will be sharing some wonderful Wagyu beef products to sample!

Our sponsors are generously donating great prizes for the raffle draw on the night – we won’t reveal all the surprises, but here is a sneak peek of just a few of the fabulous items up for grabs such as a £50 voucher from VSF, goodies from the wasabi company, 1.8L isshobin of shochu from our own Marie Cheong-Thong (The Larder at 36), Wagyu beef and much more!

Entry to the tasting includes one free ticket for this amazing prize draw, and additional tickets can be purchased on the night to increase your odds – all proceeds go to charity.

Sponsor list preview (more to come):

Tengu Sake

Enshu Sake

Akashi Tai



Kanpai Sake Brewery

The Pure Wine Guide


Wasabi Company


The Larder at 36

The tasting is an Official Event of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2021 – click the image below to visit the official Season of Culture website!

Date: Thursday 28th October 2021
**Please note change of date from previous announcement**

Time: 6:15pm to 8:30pm

Location: St Mary’s Church Hall, Putney SW15 1SN
(just over the bridge, on the south side on the left coming from Putney Bridge station)

Cost: £38 BSA members
£48 non-members and guests

A raffle will be held (with proceeds to charity) with fantastic prizes of premium sake, shochu and more!

Ticket price includes one raffle ticket (additional tickets can be purchased on the night) and a small bowl of food to accompany the sakes. Further bowls will be available for purchase, at a reasonable cost, on the night.

When you email us to book, we will send you a link to confirm bowl of choice (meat, fish or vegetarian/vegan option) for you and your guests. Please let us know of any allergies.

And may we ask you to bring your own glass or choko if possible!

You can sign up or renew your membership at time of ticket booking, or in person on the night (fees remain £30 per year, £15 for students) and benefit from the reduced member’s ticket cost of £38. Memberships will be valid until the end of 2022, giving a bonus three months of membership! We hope to hold two more events before the end of 2021.

Places are limited, so please email events@britishsakeassociation.org to reserve your place.

We look forward to seeing you at this event.

Thank you for supporting the British Sake Association.

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