Grand Tasting of Sakes on 7th October – Tickets On Sale Now

The British Sake Association warmly invites you and your guests to our 2022 Grand Tasting of Sake! Over 100 different sakes will be available for tasting on this very special evening.

UPDATE: The BSA has now announced the Grand Tasting masterclasses and the menu choices ready for those who have purchased tickets. To book your space in a masterclass and to select your food, please click on the links within the e-newsletter you should have received. If you haven’t received this announcement please contact the BSA directly at

We also wanted to update that due to the recently announced train strike on Sat Oct 8, we have decided to start the event a bit earlier in case some guests need to depart early to catch trains. Doors will now open at 4:30pm, with the same finish time of 8:30pm to allow 4 hours of tasting opportunity for our valued members and guests.

BSA Grand Tasting line up
BSA Grand Tasting line up

Date: Friday 7th October 2022
Time: 4:30pm – 8:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Putney SW15 1SN
(nearest stations: Putney Bridge, Putney)

Tickets: £45 for current BSA members
£60 for non-members and guests

Scroll down to purchase your tickets now!

Our highly anticipated annual charity raffle will again be held, with fantastic prizes of premium sake, shochu and more from our sponsors and exhibitors.

BSA raffle prizes 2021
Some of last year’s spectacular charity raffle prizes

Glasses will be provided, but you are highly encouraged to bring your own ochocko for additional drinking enjoyment!

Ticket price includes:

– 100+ premium sake available to taste on the night
– one charity raffle ticket (additional tickets can be purchased on the night)
– one starter size bowl of food or cheese platter to accompany the sakes, prepared by award-winning Chef Issa at Putney Pantry (additional food available for pre-order)

BSA crispy pork congee bowl 2021
The hit crispy pork congee bowl from 2021 – making a return on this year’s menu!

The ticket price for 2022 has increased slightly, as the food has not been sponsored this year. The included item will be starter/tapas size, not a full meal. Those of you who remember how good the bowls were last year may want to order extra food! This can be done at a cost of £7 per item, but must be ordered beforehand – we will contact you after booking to confirm the full menu and additional orders.

Food Menu Choices:

  • Crispy pork belly congee (Asian rice porridge) with wilted greens
  • Risotto nero (squid ink risotto) and chilli squid
  • Macaroni cheese with vegetable ratatouille (VEG)
  • Cheese platter with membrillo and oat crackers

Special Membership Renewal Offer for Current Members:
While our annual dues have remained at £30 for many years, for 2023 the BSA needs to raise our annual membership fees for 2023 to £40. We hope you will agree this still represents excellent value for the great discounts our members receive on BSA events, sake purchases and more, along with access to our members-only Sake Study groups.

We wanted to provide a special offer for our members attending the Grand Tasting this year, so are pleased to announce that you can renew now for 2023 at the current 2022 rates of £30 with your Grand Tasting ticket purchase. To take advantage of this special offer, select the Grand Tasting Member Ticket + 2023 Membership – £75 offer button below when purchasing your ticket.

Special Membership Offer for New Members:
For non-members interested in joining the BSA to take advantage of discount Grand Tasting ticket prices and the many other benefits of BSA membership, we are pleased to offer a special 15-month membership covering the remainder of 2022 and all of 2023 for only £40. We have another members-only Sake Study Group coming up in November along with our annual Christmas Dinner in December, which new members are warmly welcome to attend. To take advantage of this special offer, select the Grand Tasting New Member Ticket +15 month Membership – £85 offer button below when purchasing your ticket.

To purchase your ticket, please click on the corresponding image button for your desired ticket type (ticket only, or ticket combined with a membership offer) below, which will direct you to our Paypal site. 

Tickets must be purchased individually – if you need to purchase more than one ticket for yourself or guests, please complete each of these transactions separately.

You do not need a paypal account to pay via this method: just select the “Pay by Credit or Debit Card” option to check out as a guest if you prefer.

Thank you for supporting the British Sake Association.

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