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Hi, my name is Timothy Sullivan and I’m the founder of UrbanSake.com, a site devoted to sharing the appreciation, knowledge and joy of Japanese Sake with you.
How it all started
In 2005, I sampled premium sake for the first time at a Japanese Restaurant in New York City, and I couldn’t believe what I was tasting. The complex, nuanced and delicious flavors simply amazed me. I was hooked and immediately began researching how water and rice come together to make “Nihonshu”, known in the U.S. simply as “sake”. I started UrbanSake.com first as a blog to help myself keep track of the sakes I was tasting at the many sake events New York has to offer, and as a repository for everything I was learning. What began as a labor of love grew over the next few years to become a larger online resource for sake information and education in the U.S.
My Training, Certifications and Affiliations:
- Founder, UrbanSake.com, America’s foremost sake website
- 2007 Sake Samurai (Japan Sake Brewer’s Association)
- Certified Sake Adviser (Sake School of America)
- Advanced Sake Professional (Sake Education Council)
- International Sake Sommelier (Sake Service Institute|SSI)
- J.S.A. Sake Diploma (Japan Sommelier Association)
- Instructor, Sake School of America
- 2014-present Official Brand Ambassador, Hakkaisan Sake Brewery
- Oct 2016: First ever Cultural Activities Visa recipient for Sake Brewing: 12 months working as a sake brewer at Hakkaisan Sake Brewery, Niigata Japan
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I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you enjoy UrbanSake.com! Kanpai!