The 4th Annual Sake Series: Sake 101; July 28th

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The 4th Annual Sake Series: Sake 101; July 28th

The 4th Annual Sake Series

Sake 101

Sake 101; Tuesday July 28th, 2015
If you have ever wondered how to read sake labels or how to select one to your liking, this is your opportunity to learn all about sake from an expert. Eric Swanson has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of sake in Japan, the United States, and internationally, and he is happy to share a bit of what he knows!

Come and learn how sake is made, what type of rice is used, and how to select sake. Not only can you have all of your questions about sake answered, but after the special presentation “Sake 101” you can also taste a variety of sake carefully selected and presented by Eric Swanson from Wirtz Beverage, Toshi Kojima from SakeStory, and a representative from Joto Sake.

Eric Swanson’s Sake 101 presentation will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

Please join us to learn, drink sake, and meet people who are interested in sake as much as you are! We look forward to seeing you at this fun, social event.

Eric Swanson (Lecturer): After spending time in Japan and gained experience and knowledge as a bartender, Eric joined as a consultant for Wirtz Beverage Nevada. Working there, Eric built up the largest sake portfolio in the country, featuring 11 importers and over 400 different products. In both Japan and the USA, Eric has established a reputation for excellence, with sakes and spirits of unmatched quality and variety, all with an education platform that helps to make the exotic accessible.



Sake Selection List
From SakeStory
Daiginjo Yoi-no-Tsuki (Midnight Moon) 720ML
Tokubetsu Junmai Tsukinowa (Moon Ring) 720ML
Tsukinowa Kinen Label (Blue Hue) 1800ML
Junmai Ginjo Takara Fune (Treasure Ship) 300ML
Honjozo Takara Fune (Sacred Mist) 300ML
Tokubetsu Junmai Housui Yamahai Jikomi (Old Mountain) 720ML
Junmai Fukujukai Komedake (Pure Grain) 1800ML
From Joto
Joto Junmai
Joto Daiginjo
Joto Junmai Nigori
Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu Honjozo
Seikyo Takehara Junmai
Maboroshi Junmai Ginjo
Shichi hon Yari Junmai
From Wirtz Bevarage Group
Blue hue
Takara fune
Tsukinowa daiginjo 
Kikusui funaguchi
Kurosawa nigori

If you have questions or concerns, please email us at

RSVP Deadline is July 26th.

To RSVP for this event, please click the link here.

When: Tuesday, July 28

Where: Aster Cafe
                125 SE Main St
                Minneapolis, MN 55414

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 – JASM Member
           $25 – Non-member