Sydney Sake Masterclass

SUNDAY 15th JUNE | 11 am – 1.30 pm


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



*This class is fully booked now. Sorry to everyone I had to turn away, I wanted to keep it small and friendly. I will be running another class in a couple of months’ time. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Please email me about your training requirements and preferred class format. This class can run at your restaurant/workplace.*

Enquiries: slava “at” or use the Contact Me page.



Sake. A drink so refined and complex deserves to be understood. Quietly, it has appeared on plenty of menus – but still maintains its mystery. It is time to break down the fear barrier and begin enjoying sake in all its glory.

Don’t know where to start? Can’t read the labels? Afraid you won’t like it? Fret not!

A Sydney’s first, the 2.5 hours Sake Masterclass will introduce you to the world of premium Japanese sake.  Join us to learn how to select and drink sake with confidence of a connoisseur.

We will be tasting 6 – 8 premium brands to understand the differences between grades, types and brewing regions. We have partnered with Sydney’s Toko restaurant and will be featuring sake that is exclusively available at Toko. A great opportunity to try sake not normally offered by the glass.

A fun, interactive masterclass will cover:

– Grades and types

– Basics of sake brewing

– Storage, serving and food matching

– Regionality of sake

– Chemistry of taste

You will walk away knowing all the right lingo. Prepare to outshine most sommeliers and impress all your friends.

Suitable for enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. Finger food will be served.

For enquiries, 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.