Kizuna event 'Tohoku update and Sake & Food tasting'

  • 14 Mar 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Red Brick Occasions

JASCO is partnering with the Japan External Trade Organization to hold a Kizuna seminar-Tohoku Update on Wednesday, March 14. This free event will be held at Red Brick Occasions in Columbus  (118 E. Main Street, Columbus),  6-8 PM. Representatives from the Tohoku area will discuss the realization efforts over the past 7 years since the 2011 Earthquake, and 'Sake Evangelist' John Gaunter will give an introduction to sake from the area.

The seminar will be followed by Sake and fresh seafood tasting and reception. Hour d'oeuvre will be served.

This event is OPEN TO PUBLIC. 

*About John Gauntner 

John Gauntner is recognized as the world’s leading non-Japanese sake expert.

A resident of Japan since 1988, he (necessarily) both speaks and reads Japanese fluently, and is well known in the sake industry as the window to making sake understandable and popular outside of Japan.

He has been writing and lecturing about sake since 1994, beginning with an eight-year stint writing the “Nihonshu” column in the Japan Times (Japan’s most widely read English language newspaper). He followed that with a weekly column on sake in Japanese for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s and the world’s most widely distributed Japanese newspaper. He has published six books on sake across two languages, hundreds of articles on the topic (see Articles & Books), publishes a free monthly newsletter and offers various digital products that make sake easily understandable.

His latest book, Sake Confidential, is – as the title indicates – a beyond-the-basics guide to understanding, tasting, selecting and enjoying sake.

He is the co-founder and content editor of the world’s first and only sake-only magazine, Sake Today, which was founded in January of 2014.

Known as “The Sake Guy,” and “The Sake Evangelist,”John has been quoted and/or mentioned in sake related articles in countless publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Business Week, and Rolling Stone. He has spoken at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Universities, Wharton School of Business, and countless other venues across the US and Japan.

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会場:Red Brick Occasions (118 E. Main Street, Columbus) 

日時:3月14日(水) 18時〜20時半(17時半開場)




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