Let’s Enjoy Sake at Home—Temperature of Drinking Sake
Thursday, May 7 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Webinar Via Zoom
The Fukushima Government of Japan will host a free sake webinar to help all sake fans to enjoy the beverage from the comfort of their homes. Since COVID-19 has kept us in quarantine for a while, organizers would like to brighten up the atmosphere and relax a little by having a bit of fun with Fukushima sake.
Fukushima Prefecture is considered to have some of the best sake in all of Japan, receiving the most gold prizes for 7 consecutive years in the Annual Japan Sake Awards.
Sake specialist Chris Johnson, aka The Sake Ninja, will be the guest speaker. He will discuss how to enjoy sake at a wide range of temperatures.
Program Discussion Points
Introduction to Fukushima and its Sake
Sake Webinar—Temperature of Drinking Sake
Introduction—Which is correct: Warm or Cold Sake?
Room Temperature Sake
Warm & Hot Sake
Kitchen Demonstration: How to chill and heat?
Tasting Time: Fukushima Sake Recommendation
Where to purchase Fukushima Sake
Before the Webinar
Email any questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to taste sake with Johnson during the webinar, you may order them in advance from Fukushima’s partner, Union Square Wines and Spirits, which is operating with curbside-pickup and delivery.
During the Webinar
Attendees are View-Only participants, but you can join the group chat. Select “Panelists and Attendees” in the chat dropdown. This will allow you to message all the other people in the chat.
You can also use “Q & A” to send your questions to the hosts.
There is a ”Raise Your Hand” feature for all attendees. Please use this if you want to briefly show yourself to others and ask questions
You must download the ZOOM app to your phone or desktop to participate.
About Chris Johnson
Known as The Sake Ninja, Chris Johnson is a Sake Sommelier and a certified WSET Level 3 Sake Educator. As a Sake Samurai who promotes the merits of Japan’s national beverage, has served as a senior judge for the U.S. National Sake Appraisal since 2000 and a judge for the International Wine Challenge Sake since 2015. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Joy of Sake and the American Sake Association, nonprofit organizations whose missions are rooted in sake education.