Sake Virtual Tasting Event with International Sake Sommelier Sara Guterbock on May 6, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Standard Time
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Join us as we take a virtual trip to Japan and explore their intriguing alcoholic beverage, SAKE! Whether you are a new or experienced Sake drinker, this event will be fun and educational. We're thrilled to have Sara Guterbock leading us through an informative tasting of 4 of her favorite Sakes. Her passion for Sake definitely shines through. Check out her bio below.
Sake should be served cold, so please chill your samples before we begin the event. We recommend that you have some popcorn and potato chips within arm's reach :) These are perfect pairings!
Purchase this 4 Sake Tasting Pack, and we will send you a link to join the Zoom meeting. Bring your questions! Taste these amazing Sakes in the comfort of your own home, while learning from the best.
4 Sake Tasting Pack ($75.00 net) includes:1 bottle Nagaragawa Sparkling Ginjo Nigori Nama 300ml1 bottle Kiku Masamune Koujo Junmai 720ml1 bottle Senkin Modern Buku Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Genshu 720ml1 can Kikusui Funaguchi Kunko Honjozo Nama Genshu 200ml
More about Sara
Sara E. Guterbock, CBS, ISS, ASP, JSA Sake Diploma, CS, CWE, DipWSET is a Sake Educator for the Eastern USA with Sake School of America. She is also a Japanese Beverage Specialist/Educator & Key Account Manager for New York Mutual Trading Company, the United States’ most prestigious importer of fine Craft Sake, spirits & beer from Japan.
Sara is a Certified Sommelier (CS) through the Court of Master Sommeliers, a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) through the Society of Wine Educators, and received her Diploma in Wine & Spirits (DipWSET) through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust in London, England, in 2012. In January of 2017, Sara became a limited number of Level 3 Sake Educators for the WSET, worldwide, and in 2019 she completed the Advanced Sake Professional (ASP) course, in Japan, with John Gauntner!
In 2014, Sara was among the first groups of people in the United States to be qualified as a Kikisake-Shi, or International Sake Sommelier (ISS) through Sake School of America & The Sake Service Institute of Japan. In 2018, she became one of the first 4 people in the USA to earn her Diploma in Sake from the Japan Sommelier Association (JSA). These qualifications have been particularly meaningful to Sara, as becoming proficient in Sake has united Sara’s passion for the beverage industry with her life-long love of Japan, its people, traditions, and cuisine.
In 2016, Sara began teaching the Certified Sake Advisor and International Sake Sommelier courses with Sake School of America. She now facilitates these certifications as well as the WSET Sake Qualifications in the Southeastern United States. Sara devotes a tremendous amount of energy to introducing people to the complexities and beauties of Sake and its unmatched ability to pair with food. She has developed a proven system to improve distribution, market-share, sales and understanding of the Sake category for distributors, on & off-premise accounts, their staff & consumers alike. Sara is hopeful her ongoing efforts will continue to spread awareness and interest for Sake in the USA & beyond!!