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SAKE SUMMIT PREMIUM further explores the depth of sake with a rare premium selection!

SAKE SUMMIT PREMIUM goes beyond our daytime Sake Summit. This event further explores the depth of sake with a rare premium selection!

J-POP SUMMIT will host our very first SAKE SUMMIT PREMIUM, a quality sake tasting event for everyone from beginners to seasoned sommeliers to enjoy sake to its depth, only on Saturday night, September 9th at the Firehouse right next to the Festival Pavilion!

When: Sept 9th (Sat) 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at Firehouse (Check-in starts at 6pm near Firehouse)
Ticket*: $30 + J-POP SUMMIT Ticket
(Limited to 80 people)
*You need the J-POP SUMMIT pass first to enter the festival.

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SAKE SUMMIT PREMIUM includes a fun and educational lecture by Todd Eng, small bites from Shige Sushi, Kemuri and Dandelion Chocolate, and sampling of the premium $40 – $100+ bottles of sake, most of them prepared in small batches with a high degree of hands-on artisan care. Come treat yourself to the celebration of Japanese tradition and innovation! This event is limited to 80 attendees, so purchase ticket(s) in advance to guarantee entry.

*Please enter the order number from your J-POP SUMMIT ticket confirmation email at the SAKE SUMMIT PREMIUM ticket check-out page in order to complete your purchase.

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Event Details:
PREMIUM SAKE TASTING
Sake selection includes:
– Sparkling Sake(SUPER RARE!): Mizubasho Pure from Nagai Shuzo
⭐️ The very first sake in the world to combine the champagne-brewing method into the sake-making process.
– Junmai Ginjo: KIRIN-ZAN from Kirinzan Shuzo
⭐️ Gold medal winner at the Japan National Sake Competition in 2016, 2014, 2012, 2009, and on.
– Junmai: Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura – Kimoto Junmai from Takara Shozo
⭐️ Carried on since the Edo period of Japan (1603 – 1868), this Junmai is made with kimoto method; one of the most orthodox, tedious, and delicate ways to make sake.
– Whiskey: Ohishi Whisky Tokubetsu Reserve from Ohishi Distillery
⭐️ New releases will be shipped from Japan JUST for this event!
Presented by JFC International, NA Sales, GRC Imports, Takara Sake USA Inc., Hosoda Bros Inc, SUSHI RAN

SAKE 101A by Todd
Our guest lecturer, Todd Eng, will give you a Sake 101A where he covers the sake basics but also regional styles and rice types before tasting sake. Get to know more about sake and enjoy more!

Mini Bites
Enjoy some appetizers from Shige Sushi and Kemuri, which go well with the sake served at the event. Also Dandelion Chocolate will introduce chocolate pairing with Sake!

(Some of the photos below are just sample images. Subject to change)

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Line-up by JFC International

Shichida Junmai Daiginjo (Saga)
Misubasho Pure Sparkling Sake (Gunma)
Kyokusen Junmai Daiginjo (Iwate)
Hakutsuru Nishiki Junmai Daiginjo (Hyogo)
Toji-Kan Futushu (Hyogo)

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Line up by Takara Sake USA

Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo (Hyogo)
Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai (Hyogo)
Sho Chiku Bai Junmai Daiginjo (Hyogo)

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Line-up by NA Sales

TATENOKAWA NAKADORI 50 J.D.G
Junami Daiginjo (Yamagata)
TATENOKAWA DEWASANSAN 33
Junami Daiginjo (Yamagata)
TATENOKAWA NAKADORI 18
Junami Daiginjo (Yamagata)
OZE NO YUKI DOKE OKARAKUCHI
Junmai (Gunma)
HAKKAISAN YUKIMURO 3 YEARS AGED Junmai Ginjo (Niigata)
KIKUSUI Junmai Ginjo (Niigata)

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Line-up by Hosoda Brothers

BUNRAKU Junmai Daiginjo (Saitama)
TENRYO Junmai Daiginjo (Gifu)
KIRINZAN Junmai Ginjo (Niigata)
MIDORIKAWA Honjozo (Niigata)

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Whisky line-up by GRC Imports

Fukano Whisky 12yr Old Single Cask (Kumamoto)
Ohishi Whisky Tokubetsu Reserve (Kumamoto)
Ohishi Whisky Single Sherry Cask #833 (Kumamoto)

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Line-up by Sushiran

Taragawa: Ryukyu Ohcho
Ryukyu Awamori (Okinawa)
Taragawa: Kuon Choki Jukusei Koshu
(Okinawa)

Taragawa Website
Sushiran WEBSITE

 

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Kampai Sake Box is a Sake subscription and gift service, a Japanese cultural experience delivered right to your door! With our signature boxes, you embark on a virtual Sake tasting tour to centuries old breweries in Japan from the comfort of your home. Every box includes handpicked Sake cups from unique breweries, drinking advice from the Sake brewers, and a surprise item! Whether you’re a casual drinker or devotee, Kampai Sake Box promises to take you on an exquisite cultural journey, sip by sip. Check out their WEBSITE

 

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Sake 101A lecture by Todd Eng

Todd is the former Sake and Wine Specialist at the Dajani Group (Tsunami Sushi and Nihon) here in San Francisco, and is the founder of Sake Brothers, increasing awareness of Japan’s Finest Craft Beverage and appreciation for its quality and versatility. Todd is certified as an Advanced Sake Professional by the Sake Education Council.

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** IMPORTANT NOTES **
You MUST purchase your J-POP SUMMIT ticket first in order to obtain the SAKE SUMMIT Premium ticket! At the checkout page of the SAKE SUMMIT Premium ticket, you will need to enter confirmation/order # from your J-POP SUMMIT ticket confirmation email. J-POP SUMMIT passes available to purchase HERE!

– Must be 21 years or older to attend
– Please drink responsibly.
– Tickets are non-refundable.

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