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Welcome to our Sake page from our Spring 2022 virtual event! We partnered with Satoshi Tanaka (Founder and President of East West Wine Trading) and sake ambassador Eduardo Dingler for a sake seminar and comparative tasting. Together, we explored current export trends, dove deep into production, and let the experts explain their favorite pairings (hint: sake is not just for sushi!). Watch the seminar below, or simply refresh and re-up your sake knowledge with our downloadable companion resources.

About the Speakers

Satoshi Tanaka, Founder and President of East West Wine Trading, is a Japanese immigrant who has made it his personal mission to introduce sake masterpieces to the American public. He has been involved in everything from marketing and brand management to development of export programs for a number of wineries in Napa and beyond. His perception of this ancient craft completely changed when he looked at it through the lens of contemporary Japanese artisans.

Eduardo Dingler was introduced to the world of sake fifteen years ago. He is a Professional Sake, Wine, and Spirits Judge both in the US and Japan, and a Certified Sake Professional as well as a Certified Shochu Advisor. He has led beverage programs for the Morimoto Restaurant Group throughout the world but most importantly he is a passionate Sake Ambassador. Eduardo is currently working with the Japanese Government promoting Sake. Follow @SakeDrinker on social media here.

Tasting Order

Sake Resources

View, search and download our Spring 2022 Sake presentation deck:
Other educational materials: