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Sake Seminar in Twin Cities "Escape the Ordinary"

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Sake Seminar in Twin Cities "Escape the Ordinary"

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Join JETRO for a Sake Tasting & Seminar.


This sake educational session event will feature an educational presentation by Chris Griese from Sake Story.


Winner of the 2009 James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest, Chef Tim McKee at OCTO Fishbar will create special seafood dishes for sake pairing.


This event is for food and beverage professionals only.


Taste Sake & Discuss Sake Styles


Explore the Magic of Paring Seafood with Sake:


Discover the uniqueness of sake and why it pairs well with seafood!


--- Sake balances out and harmonizes the intense flavors of seafood ---


Discuss proper sake service, storage, serving temperatures & heating methods


3:00 - 3:30 PM     Registration

3:30 - 5:00 PM     Sake Seminar & Sake Tasting

About the speaker: Chris Griese

(WSET III Sake / Eastern USA Sales Manager, Sake Story)


About sake, Griese says, “Who knew it could be so amazing?” After discovering the incredible quality of artisan sake in 2006, he launched a “sake crusade” in restaurants and retail stores across Minnesota, believing that enlightened wine drinkers would appreciate the beauty of artisan sake.



Chris received his Advanced Sake Professional I Certification in NYC 2009 and his ASP Level II in Tokyo 2011.



In 2014, Griese was tapped out by the London based Wine & Spirits Educators Trust to become one of their initial team of US based Level III Sake Educators.


In 2018, Griese joined Seattle-based Sake Story Imports as Eastern US Sales Manager, a position that enables him to carry the jizake message well beyond Minnesota.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to try such a variety of sakes firsthand and have all your questions answered!

Registration is required. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older with government-issued ID to sample alcohol.

Have questions about Sake Seminar in Twin Cities "Escape the Ordinary"? Contact Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

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Octo Fishbar
289 5th St. E
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

A non-profit, government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has shifted to promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium-sized Japanese firms maximize their global export potential. JETRO currently has a network of 121 offices located in more than 55 countries worldwide.URL  FACEBOOK

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