july, 2020

09jul7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual Sake Tasting and Lecture with John Gauntner


Event Details

Japan-America Society DFW’s annual Sake Tasting program goes virtual – this is a rare opportunity for everyone from beginners to seasoned sommeliers. Pick up your sake flight and bento box from one of the following Japanese restaurants, and join the event from the comfort of your home.
To join the event, please register and purchase your sake/bento box before 12 pm on Monday, July 6. We offer the following menu from local Japanese restaurants, EBESU and Yama Izakaya:
– Sake Flight ($30)
120ml x 4 kinds of sake – enough amount to share with your partner
– Sake Flight Bento Box combination ($43)
– Bento Box only ($15)
Once you complete the registration, you will receive an email with a Zoom event link so you that can participate from the comfort of your home! Please note that you will need to pick up the sake flights and bento boxes before the programs begins. We will send reminders a few days before the event.
John Gaunter (co-founder and content editor of Sake Today), who joined us in Texas last year, returns to guide us on our tasting journey. John Gauntner is recognized as the world’s leading non-Japanese sake expert. A resident of Japan since 1988, he (necessarily) both speaks and reads Japanese fluently, and is well known in the sake industry as the window to making sake understandable and popular outside of Japan. He has been writing and lecturing about sake since 1994, beginning with an eight-year stint writing the “Nihonshu” column in the Japan Times (Japan’s most widely read English language newspaper). He followed that with a weekly column on sake in Japanese for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s and the world’s most widely distributed Japanese newspaper. He has published six books on sake across two languages, hundreds of articles on the topic, publishes a free monthly newsletter and offers various digital products that make sake easily understandable.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm