Join Sake Sommelier of the Year Joshua Kalinan for an exclusive sake masterclass that presents an in depth look at the regional style of sake from the Iwate prefecture.
The session will feature Nanbu Bijin, the most prominent brewery in Iwate, with a tasting of four premium Junmai Daiginjos from the label.
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the famous breweries in Iwate, as well as gain a deeper understanding about everything from water and rice to the grades of sake, this is the masterclass to be in!
Joshua Kalinan holds several titles, world records, and global awards for wine and sake. In 2018, Joshua was recognized as Sake Sommelier of the Year, earning a place in history as the first Singaporean ever to achieve the title. Joshua’s prominence resulted in multiple invitations to speak and write about sake, and in 2019 his contributions were formally recognised by the World Gourmet Summit. That year Joshua also returned to the Sake Sommelier of the Year competition, this time as a full serving judge. His official appointment, by the Sake Sommelier Association (United Kingdom), has been celebrated as a mark of rare honour.