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Sake Experience 2013 comes to London next week

Published:  19 July, 2013

Eleven Japanese breweries will take part in the Eat-Japan Sake Experience 2013 at Hyper-Japan Earl's Court on July 26-28.

This year's line-up includes a broader range of products and will include 25 varieties of made-in-Japan sake and liqueurs, from the old-school traditional to new and innovative styles of sake and fruit-based liqueurs.

Sparkling, unfiltered (muroka), undiluted (genshu) and aged (koshu), will be presented at a range of temperatures and in different styles, including; heated, chilled, and on the rocks.

Also showcased will be, silver and bronze medal winners from this year's International Wine Challenge (IWC), including gold winner Dassai 23, twice crowned People's Favourite Sake at previous Hyper Japan events, and silver IWC award winner Junmai Daginjo Kuranohana and bronze medal winner Nanbu Bijin Gin Ginja.

Expert guides will be on hand and mini seminars will take place from the likes of UK-based sake expert Natsuki Kikuya, the former sommelier at Roka and Zuma, and the founder of the Museum of Sake.

As well as being able to sample and purchase bottles of sake, visitors can take part in polls to vote for the following awards: People's Favourite Sake, Perfect Sake For British Summer, Best Match With British Food and Best Handcrafted Sake.

In the Taste Japan arena, guests will be hosting a variety of demonstrations ranging from how to cook katsu curry at home to how to turn your home into a Japanese izakaya pub. In addition, there will also be a Japanese Bar and Tea Station, which will offer guests the opportunity to sample and learn more about the diverse and extensive ranges of Japanese teas and varieties of alcohol, including shochu, umeshu, Japanese whisky and wine.