SAKETIMES NEWS – Mar 13th, 2018
Mar. 13. 2018 writer
The Latest Sake News from Around The World - Biggest Sake Festival in Toronto / Sakeology start at University / Enjoy Japanese History at Luxury Hotel
1: Canada’s Biggest Sake Festival Kampai Toronto is May 31st
2: New Niigata University Sakeology Centerl Proves Popular With Students
3: The Prince Gallery Offers Guests Gallery Experience “Destination Discovery”
Canada’s biggest sake festival, Kampai Toronto, is set for May 31st at The Fermenting Cellar Distillery District. According to the Sake Institute of Ontario, this year’s festival will feature over 175 sakes from more than 30 breweries and feature a variety of Japanese dishes and cuisine from Toronto’s top chefs.
In addition to sake and great food, the 7th annual Kampai Toronto will have a fully licensed Outdoor Market with a Japanese-style beer garden, music, culture, crafts and more.
So why not head to T-dot for some great sake, eh?
LINK: Sake Institute of Ontario | Kampai Toronto
Niigata University’s opening of the all-new Sakeology Center program was swamped with students interested in learning about sake brewing, business, and culture. More than 820 students signed up for the 300 person-limit program, resulting in a lottery to decide who would be able to attend.
The selected students gathered in an overflowing classroom on the Niigata University campus and began their sake journey, learning not only sake brewing, but also distribution, liquor laws and taxes, and of course, tasting.
When asked why he signed up, fourth year student, Mr. Kumagaya, 22, said he was hoping to learn how to make and sell sake in hopes of selling sake abroad in the future.
Being the prefecture with the most sake breweries in Japan, as well as one of the nation’s most highly-regarded rice-growing regions, establishing such a curriculum seems like a no-brainer. While a very exciting development for the industry and the next generation of sake-curious, there remains just one question:
What took so long?
LINK: SAKETIMES | 2018/4/12 | 新潟大学 「日本酒学」学生に大人気 履修者は抽選に
The Prince Gallery will begin offering a Gallery Experience called “Destination Discovery.” Taking advantage of the historic location with themes such as the Showa Era, Akasaka Prince Classic House, the Imperial Palace, and others, the hotel hopes to encourage guests to conveniently immerse themselves in history, culture, and refreshment.
In the “Japan Experience”, guests able enjoy Japanese history through a visit to Akasaka Prince Classic House while tasting a selection of local sake.
The ”Active Experience” has a theme of refreshing the body and mind. A spa treatment uses the four seasons as a theme and the package also offers a brisk run around the Imperial Palace.
With tourism expected to keep rising in the lead up to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, it’s not surprising that hospitality business is expanding its offering to attract the myriad needs of guests.
The Gallery Experience “Destination Discovery” begins Monday, April 16, 2018.
LINK: PRTIMES | 2018/4/9 | 【ザ・プリンスギャラリー 東京紀尾井町】歴史、文化、リフレッシュをテーマに定期体験プログラム「Gallery Experience ～Destination Discovery～」を提供開始