Shizuoka Sake: 2012 Shizuoka Prefecture New Sake Tasting Annual Meet

All pictures credited to MARCUS GRANDON

On the 26th of March 2012 was the 2012 Edition of the Shizuoka New Sake Tasting Annual Meet (in Japanese 静岡県清酒鑑評会出品酒きき酒会) held on the 4th floor of Aoi Tower in front of Shizuoka JR Station.

I still managed to go to the wrong building and arrived late. But my good friend Marcus Grandon I have succeeded in turning into a true Japanese sake fan saved my day and had started taking pictures! For once I didn’t have to worry about this aspect of reporting as Marcus is a professional photographer!

This kind of event has become quite a big affair and the organizing Shizuoka Prefecture Sake Breweries Association does have to limit numbers!
Professionals, amateurs, bloggers and sake lovers were already in the midst of serious tasting business and quite a few were taking notes!

A dedicated taster!

A great opportunity to meet some old and new friends!

Kokkou/国香, one of the vaunted Shizuoka sake!
The event, although based on personal (some people did crash, though!) invitations was free of charge and each guest was provided with a tasting glass and pamphlets describing the sake on display!

The brewers were also on hand to answer the questions asked by true sake officionados!

Guests poured the sake themselves!

And certainly enjoyed it!

Naturally the ladies took the opportunity to share some light talk!

The next event is for June in Yaizu City!
Don’t miss it!


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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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