Toronto: Vintages Sake 101 Event

Event organizer’s Description:
Taste 55 Sakes from 8 premium producers at Vintages’ first-ever Sake event.

Venture into the exciting world of premium Sake with two of the world’s leading experts: John Gauntner and Haruo Matsuzaki.

Explore the principal Sake styles as well as specialty varieties including sparkling, unfiltered and plum.

Featuring 8 premium producers, with principals from each brewery attending and ready to answer your questions.

Murai/ Momokawa

Taste a broad range of sake styles and enjoy them with authentic Japanese cuisine from four participating restaurants.

GINKO JAPANESE RESTAURANT – Gindara saikyo yaki (Grilled black cod marinade with saikyo miso)
ZEN JAPANESE RESTAURANT – Tekka maki (tuna roll sushi with homemade soy sauce)
MIKADO JAPANESE RESTAURANT – Homemade smoked salmon (Atlantic salmon smoked with special wood from Japan)
FaMu NATURAL MEATS – Buta no Kakuni (Ontario black pork cooked with soy sauce, mirin, ginger), Buta no smoked hams (Ontario smoked black pork sirloin)

There will also be catered Japanese food to complement the above, including vegetarian options.

Learn about Sake and how it is made during the structured tasting.

SAKE 101—Structured & Walk-around Tasting
Monday, May 16, 2011
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Toronto
Structured Tasting: 6:30pm
Walk-around Tasting: 7:45pm-9:30pm
$125 per person

To order tickets, kindly contact VINTAGES at 416-365-5767 or 1-800-266-4764 (Monday–Saturday 9am to 6pm, excluding holidays).

In order to optimize the tasting experience for all participants, please refrain from wearing any cologne or perfume. Events are restricted to guests 19 years or older. All ticket sales are final. Wines poured at this event will be measured and some wines may run out. Please do not drink and drive.