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Everything you need to know about Sake Walk 2019

By Sponsored content 2 September 2019
Rejoice for Hong Kong’s largest event focusing solely on sake this month! Taking place on September 21 at House 1881, Sake Walk 2019 is a one-day event hosted by Jebsen Fine Wines that offers guests the opportunity to discover, try, and buy Japanese sake. Sake lovers, assemble!

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The booze

As you may know, sake is a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice, traditionally drunk warm in palm-sized porcelain cups. Unsurprisingly, it’s the island country’s national beverage and well-loved across the world. Some sakes are even described as having umami notes, which further elevate the flavour of the drink. As an unprecedented event in Hong Kong, Sake Walk 2019 will feature over 80 sakes from 14 high-quality Japanese breweries. Some brewery owners and producers themselves will be present behind their booths for a unique opportunity to engage directly with the attendees and talk further about the distinctive qualities of their sakes.
sake pouring

The lowdown

Aside from encouraging increased recognition around longstanding Japanese sake brands, Sake Walk also aims to strengthen global awareness for environmental issues. As such, all attendees will be gifted a premium sake glass to be used for sampling during the event, which they may take home afterwards. Not only will this help reduce the amount of plastic used, but it also doubles as an event souvenir! In addition to that, Sake Walk 2019 will be a cashless event. Guests will use electronic tap-and-go cards with tokens to make purchases on the day. This also speeds up entry, so eager sake lovers can begin their tasting experience straight away! With various top-up stations set up around the venue, adding tokens to your card will be a breeze. The tap-and-go cards can be used for sake samples, masterclasses, food, soft drinks, and to buy bottles to take home from the shop.
Gochoda Brewery with their own Yamadanishiki rice field (1)

It’s not just drinking

Attendees looking for engaging activities will delight in the masterclasses, held in partnership with AWSEC (Asia Wine Service & Education Centre) throughout the day. Sake enthusiasts can learn all about the basics on sake, what it’s made of, how it’s produced, how you should drink it, and how to pair it with food. Have you ever tried sparkling sake made with traditional Champagne methods? Now’s your chance! Sake booths will be set up around the private courtyard and lawn area, whereas rooms will be used for masterclasses, shops, and other activities. Masterclass tickets are available online for $140 and include a guided tasting of four sakes. Ahead of Sake Walk, Jebsen Fine Wines is hosting an exclusive sake pairing dinner on Thursday, September 19 in Café Parlour at House 1881. Featuring a five-course tasting menu with thoughtful sake pairings, brewery owners and producers will be in attendance. Tickets are priced $1,800 for this rare opportunity to meet the makers behind your favourite sakes. When: September 21 (12pm–10pm) Where: House 1881, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui How much: $280 per person (includes entry, 10 tokens, and premium sake glass); $100 per person (includes entry and premium sake glass); entry for under children under 12 is free (one child per adult) Click here to purchase your tickets on Ticketflap now or try your luck by entering the competition below!
This competition is brought to you by Localiiz in partnership with Jebsen Fine Wines. [su_spoiler title="Terms & Conditions" style="fancy" icon="plus-circle"]1. Competition details form part of these terms and conditions 2. Entry is open to residents of Hong Kong except employees (and their families) of (HK) Ltd, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competition. 3. The competition closes on September 18 at 11:45pm. The winner will be announced on September 19. 4. The prize(s) will be awarded to the entrants who have answered the competition question(s) correctly as judged by the Localiiz judges. 5. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s) using the contact information provided by the entrant. If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, (Hong Kong) Limited reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant. 6. The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name and photograph to make a public announcement of the prize award, and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by (Hong Kong) Ltd relating to any post-winning publicity. 7. The entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over. 8. Proof of identity and age may be required. 9. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition and use of a false name or email address will result in disqualification. 10. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void. 11. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit. 12. The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. 13. The winner(s) is (are) responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including transport to the venue. Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers’ terms and conditions, for example their opening hours. 14. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize. 15. Where applicable, the decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision. 16. The provider of the prize is specified within the promotional material. 17. In the event of a discrepancy between these standard terms and conditions and the details in the promotional material (or any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry), the details of the promotional material (and any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry) shall prevail. 18. The competition organiser is (Hong Kong) Limited, 15/F Chao’s Building, 143-145 Bonham Strand East, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. 19. A list of winners will be available by writing into the organiser no earlier than six weeks (unless otherwise stated) after the close of the competition. Only the surname of the winners will be disclosed. 20. Prize must be redeemed by 20th September 2019 [/su_spoiler]

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