Tokyo, virtual sake tasting — 1 hour. Forget BYOB—bringing your own sake (BYOS) is the new norm. And whatever you bring, Online Experience host Yuma (@ninjafoodtours) will gladly tell you all about it. “I try to share as many tips as possible,” he says. “I want to preserve the sake drinking culture and industry by sharing it.”
During “Izakaya & Sake Culture with a Sommelier,” you’ll be transported into Yuma’s 23-seater bar in the vibrant Shinjuku district to learn sake’s history (spit was once an important ingredient), gain insight on its labor intensive process (which is closer to beer than wine), and beef up your food-pairing prowess. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Omisoka (be sure to break out the Otoso for New Year’s in Japan), or any excuse to sip together, really.
Warm up your winter together with a (virtual) trip to Tokyo.