IWC 2018 Award Winning Sake Tasting

It is the best sake tasting party for sake lover at the Yuito on 20 October 2018. You can taste the finalists of the International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2018 sake competition. You will have the chance to meet 19 sake breweries.

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) was established in 1984 and has now firmly positioned itself as one of the most respected blind wine tasting competitions in the world. The IWC sake competition was introduced in 2007 and has grown tremendously over the past 10 years with sakes entered from Japan, Canada, Norway and the USA in 2016. As such, the IWC employ a vast number of international sake experts to judge the competition each year.

This year, IWC sake judging was hosted in Yamagata in Japan, and featured 1,639 sake entries, the highest ever recorded at the IWC since it started in 2007.

There are 9 categories in Sake section, Junmai, Junmai Ginjo, Junmai Daiginjo, Honzojo, Ginjo, Daiginjo, Koshu(Aged Sake), Sparkling Sake and Futsu-shu, and awards include medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commented from each section. And then the highest prize (Trophy) is awarded to one of the best Gold medals from each section. Champion Sake is the year’s best Sake of all chosen from all Trophy.

Okunomatsu Adatara Ginjo 奥の松 あだたら吟醸 720ml
(Okunomatsu Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd.)




Lecture: 13:00 – 13:45 (100ppl)

Part1: 14:00 – 15:30 (300ppl)

Part2: 16:30 – 18:00 (300ppl)

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〒103-0022 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Nihonbashimuromachi, 2 Chome−4

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1 minute on foot from Tokyo metro Ginza Line · Hanzomon Line “Mitsukoshimae” station (A 9 exit)

3 minutes on foot from JR “Shin Nihonbashi” station (The station underpass is connected.)”



Advance ticket Link
Lecture + Part1: e-plus

Part1 Only: e-plus

Part2 only: e-plus

No at the door ticket

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For more information visit, IWC2018 受賞プレミアム日本酒試飲会

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