In this small event of just 2-8 people, Mr. Aoya of the Sake Bar Hatago will discuss the differences between sake, and lead you in a tasting of six seasonal varieties of sake. Learn how to read sake labels, about the different grades of sake and how temperature changes the taste. Get to know sake on a deeper level with guidance from this passionate sake expert. It comes with three appetizers. We will have local bilingual volunteers on hand to help with translation.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
You must be 20 years old or older to consume alcohol in Japan. Drinking and driving is strictly forbidden so please come by public transit or have someone bring you.
Aoya-san didn’t set out to be a sake expert and he actually started his career in an entirely separate field. It wasn’t until he began to help a friend with a store that he became a sake devotee. At that time there weren’t many specialty sake bars, so he sought out information online and visited many eateries across Japan. His journey led him to become a sakesommelierand today he runs a small sake bar in Sendai.
Aoya-san’sSake Bar Hatago(日本酒bar旅籠) started out with 15 sake varieties and now features more than 60. There are smooth or fruity types for those just getting started, and interesting sharp and dry types for the connoisseur.