[Online Class] Basic Sake 101

Kyoto Insider Sake Experience Basic Sake 101

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Welcome to Basic Sake 101

What You Will Experience

This is an online program of our popular sake experience Kyoto Insider Sake Experience. You are interested in sake and you may have questions such as... "I love sake but am not sure how to choose the bottle I like at the Japanese restaurant" "I don't understand the difference between sake." "What is the difference between hot and cold sake?" Basic sake 101 will clear all of your basic questions on sake, and you will be able to pick your favorite at the restaurant or online bottle shops.  

Learn All the Basics of Sake at Home

Basic sake 101 focuses on "picking the information from sake bottles". When looking at sake bottles, you may come up with lots of questions - the guide will answer all of them for you. The class will be carried out following the basic questions by participants such as;
・ Looking at bottles with labels in Japanese, is it really sake or something else?
・ What is the ingredients and its differences of each sake?
・ Want to know about rice polishing percentage and how it works.
・ Would love to find the favorite category of sake from all.
・ Which sake is good to drink with hot or cold?
・ Want to learn the way to do tasting at home. What kind of glasses are preferred?
Your own unique questions are welcomed!
It would be nice If you can prepare some sake bottles by yourself prior to the class, but we can also provide some pictures of sake bottles to show you. So participating without having sake bottles is no problem!

More to Discover

If you are keen to learn sake more deeply after participating Basic sake 101, wait for our upcoming online classes. We are preparing advanced online classes for sake lovers in the world! Topics for the advanced classes would be..
●Secret of Sake Brewing Process ●Secret of Microorganism (Yeast, Koji, others) ●Secret of Rice and Water ●Secret of "Kimoto" vs "Sokujomoto" ●History of Sake etc... Stay tuned! For any inquiries, contact us.

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Reviews for Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
  •   So very glad I chose this tour. I had no knowledge of the creative process required for sake production. Kotaro painstakingly walked us through the entire “brewing” procedure and the differences among the many types of sake created with different rices, percentages of polishing, pasteurization...More

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    3/14/2020

      The Sake experience in Kyoto gave us the perfect Chance to learn everything we wanted to know about Sake. Our Host Kotaro was very friendly, answering all of our questions. I liked the variety of Sakes we got to taste and especially the food-pairing was...More

    thumb Leonferdinandcorin
    3/11/2020

      Very informative tour and tasting. The guide, Kotaro, spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable. The regular museum was closed (like most of Japan at the moment) but we still managed to visit another brewery instead. The tastings were great - very different styles of...More

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    3/10/2020
  •   Highly informative tour with excellent explanations behind the different types of sake. Find out which you like and how to find it in a bottle shop!

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    3/09/2020

      We had a fantastic time during our insider sake experience tour. Kotaro was very knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience very enjoyable for us. We learned the true way to enjoy sake both by itself and with food thanks to Kotaro. I would definitely...More

    thumb MrPedroB
    3/03/2020

      Extremely informative to finally understand the various types of sake and choose your favourite and how to combine with food. Highly recommended!

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    3/03/2020
  •   Kotaro was very knowledgeable and described the tour very well. He answered all of my questions and helped out a great deal with my understanding. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in learning about sake

    thumb Sampenna
    3/03/2020

      The tour included a visit to a brewery with our guide, Asahi, giving a very informed overview of how Sake is made. He was able to answer any questions we had and made it an easy process to understand. There were tastings of 3 Sakes...More

    thumb GharghurMark
    3/01/2020

      The many reviews saying how good this tour is are spot on: this is a very good tour. Kotaro is very knowledgeable, ready to answer questions from all, whether general, technical or historical. The info he provided, particularly with the food pairing (which was a...More

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    2/22/2020
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