Monthly Archives: August 2016

2016 Fall/Winter Trade Shows and Tasting Events

We are about to getting into Sake brewing season this year, so do trade shows and tasting events. Fall is busy time for Hakkaisan International Team!! Hakkaisan will travel the world to make appearances in trade shows and tasting events this fall as well.  We are looking forward to see you out there! Join us for experiencing the world of sake! KANPAI!

September 17th – 18th : Atlanta Japan Fest –  Duluth, GA, USA

October 2nd : Wine House Los Angels in-store sake sampling – Los Angels, CA, USA,CLASSES%2FEVENTS&d=CLASSES/EVENTS       The event information should be updated soon

October 8th and 9th : Milano Sake Fest – Milano, Italy

October 22nd to 24th : Salon du Sake – Paris, France

November 2nd : Joy of Sake in Japan (sake exhibit only) – Tokyo, Japan

November 3rd – 4th :  Grand Wine Experience Philipines                                                                    The event information should be updated soon

November  :  Niigata Sake no Jin in Hong Kong

Salon du Sake 2015



Sake tasting session at CIA sommelier summit

Hakkaisan was invited to the sommelier summit held on April 25th and 26th at Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, CA, USA. Over 100 sommeliers were attended.

This is an annual wine event focuses on one country and its traditional alcohol beverage. This year was Japan and Japanese sake and shochu (spirit). Educational tasting session was held with eight Japanese sake breweries and each brought one kind of sake for tasting. It was a great opportunity to introduce sake world to the wine world, and was interesting to see how wine professionals percept and accept Japanese sake. This opportunity to meet many wine professionals, and see how Japanese sake was taken positively by them left us a great challenge; how can we introduce the wonderful world of sake the way we did here in Napa?

It’s a big challenge, but we are inspired and want to conquer the challenge!

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