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    Sake or Nihonshu is a Japanese traditional fermented alcoholic beverage made of Japonica rice, rice Koji and water. It is said Sake has more than 3000 years of history with a great depth of craftsmanship associated with microorganisms such as yeasts, lactic acid bacteria and Koji mold. In this webinar, we will discover the diversity of Flavours related with its production method, as well as fun food pairing tips!

    09:00am ET, 1:00pm UK, 2:00pm France, 9:00pm HK, 10:00pm Japan 
    Check the event time in your time zone.
    This webinar will be recorded for later viewing

    PRESENTER: SARASA SUZUKI

    Co-founder and vice president of Sake Business Laboratory, Inc.

    WSET®certified Level3 SAKE Educator / WSET®certified Level3 Wine and Spirits(English) /IWC Sake competition judge.  

    Began her career working under a WSET Diploma-qualified CEO from London in the sales of wine from France, Spain and Australia, during which time she gleaned knowledge about the global wine trade and wine tasting from craftspeople, MWs and WSET Diploma holders.

    She next joined established Cognac makers, Camus Wine & Spirits as sales & marketing manager for the Japan market which involved localizing foundational marketing strategies and tools created by the head office in France. It is during this time that she began her study about sake with a view to promoting its charms to the global wine market.

    Since 2014 she interprets for a training program run by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ which invites Sake Educators from around the world, and in 2017 became certified as a WSET Sake Educator herself.

    She has also been a SAKE division judge at the IWC since 2017.

    Published in Miscellaneous

    Join Barbara Philip MW on another tour of Italian cuisine.

    This time the webinar will visit the exciting regions of southern Italy as well as the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.

    We’ll discover local dishes and the diversity of regional wines that accompany them.

    Presenter: Barbara Philip MW

    Barbara Philip MW became the first Canadian woman to achieve the Master of Wine designation in 2007.  Based in Vancouver, she is a Category Manager for BC Liquor Stores where she is responsible for European wines. 

    With her husband Iain, Barb runs Barbariain Wine Consulting and works as a presenter, judge and radio columnist on CBC Radio One’s “On The Coast”.

     

    Published in Italian Wine 101

    Recently, Barbara Philip MW hosted a virtual food and wine tour webinar for the Wine Scholar Guild. The cuisine of central Italy is as fascinating as it is delicious. This is where tomatoes and olive oil begin to replace the butter and cream of the north. Heavy, stuffed pastas give way to long pastas and are joined by more vegetables. The food of central Italy reflects the agricultural treasures provided by the warmer climate. Local grape varieties also enjoy their time in the sun, ripening to juicy perfection, creating wines that really reflect their surroundings.

    Published in Blog

    Join Barbara Philip MW in another wine lover’s tour of Italian cuisine.  This time the virtual voyage will take us through Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Abruzzo as we discover the classic regional ingredients and dishes. We will also have a chance to look at the famous wines that go with the food and why.

    Presenter: Barbara Philips MW

    Barbara Philip MW became the first Canadian woman to achieve the Master of Wine designation in 2007.  Based in Vancouver, she is a Category Manager for BC Liquor Stores where she is responsible for European wines. 

    With her husband Iain, Barb runs Barbariain Wine Consulting and works as a presenter, judge and radio columnist on CBC Radio One’s “On The Coast”.

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    Published in Central Italy wines

    Join Barbara Philip MW on a winelover’s tour of Northern Italian cuisine. 

    Discover why food and wine that grew up together make such timeless matches and why the table is the center of Italian culture, regardless of the region. Focus will be on ingredients, rather than technique, and how the food is enjoyed both in restaurants and at home.

    The tour will start in the northwest, covering Val d’Aosta, Piedmont and Liguria than travel through Lombardy, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli and Emilia-Romagna.

    Presenter: Barbara Philip MW

    Barbara Philip MW became the first Canadian woman to achieve the Master of Wine designation in 2007.  Based in Vancouver, she is a Category Manager for BC Liquor Stores where she is responsible for European wines. 

    With her husband Iain, Barb runs Barbariain Wine Consulting and works as a presenter, judge and radio columnist on CBC Radio One’s “On The Coast”.

    Learn more about Italian Wines:

    Published in Northern Italy wines

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