The Elements of Saké

The Elements of Saké

with Timothy Sullivan
Price: $79.00

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The Study at Astor Center

The Elements of Saké is a fun, informative and tasty way to dive into the world of premium saké. We'll walk you through every step of the saké production process to show you how master brewers go from rice and water to what the Japanese call "the drink of the gods." Next, we’ll demystify the various saké classifications to help you find the brews that fit your taste and your budget. Finally, we’d never leave out the delicious saké tastings that will help you evaluate and enjoy the ever-increasing variety of sakés that are becoming available. Kanpai!

Learning Objectives
  • Dispel sake myths and define what "Sake" really is
  • Understand sake ingredients and the role each plays in sake’s taste and style
  • Study the industry standard sake classification system
  • Explore the taste differences between unique grades and classes of sake
  • In-depth overview of the sake production process
  • Review key vocabulary used to describe and codify sakes
  • Examine the regionality and characteristics of the represented sake producers
  • Explore the unique cultural heritage of Japan and what this contributes to sake

Guests will receive:
  • 2 hours of education, including time for Q&A with Q&A with Timothy Sullivan
  • Tasting pours of 6 sakes that demonstrate major styles and regions
  • Light snacks and palate cleansers
  • Access to Astor Center’s state-of-the-art tasting facility