Sydney Sake Masterclass – September 2014

SUNDAY 21st September| 11 am – 1.30 pm


Venue: Manly Emporium, Level 2, 6 The Corso, Manly NSW 2095



*20% discount for working sommeliers and other hospitality professionals. Limit of 4 discounted places. To get the discount, please email me.

Bookings are closed

Limit of 20 places. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Sake masterclass


Dear lovers of sake, and sake-curious!

Following the sellout success of the first in-depth Sake Masterclass, I will be running another sake workshop.

Join me in exploring this wonderful, complex and surprising drink.  I promise you will fall in love with it.

My job is to completely demystify sake. Not sure what to select? Can’t read the labels?  Hot or cold? All questions will be answered. I will give you a simple, step-by-step system on selecting sake, to ensure your every drinking experience is a great one.

A fun, interactive masterclass will cover:

– Sake brewing process

– Grades and types

– Sake storage and serving

-Food matching

– Regionality of sake

– Chemistry of taste

This workshop will have a particular focus on tasting distinctions between grades and types. “Vertical tasting”, or sampling different grades of sake from the same brand, is a rare opportunity to really “get” the sake fundamentals. 

The price of the workshop includes finger food (enough to make you skip lunch) from the delectable More Please! kitchen, at least 8 varieties of sake, and take-home book of notes.

Any questions? Please email  slava “at” or get in touch via the contact form.

About the teacher

_MGL7515-741Slava holds the Certified Sake Professional qualification from the Sake Education Council. She studied sake with the world’s foremost sake expert John Gaunter in Japan and toured sake breweries. She has travelled in Japan extensively all her life, with the first trip being at the age of 14. If there is something she doesn’t know about Japan, it is probably not worth knowing.















About the venue


Emporium logoManly Emporium is located in beautiful Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. This gorgeous co-working space is home to the thriving tech start-up scene. It is only a couple of minutes’ walk from ferry or bus.

The entry is located between Global Brands Outlet and Hype Footwear – enter under the sign to Fight Gym, and proceed to the top of the stairs.