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Comparing wine and sake with Shane Jones DipWSET

October 24, 2022 @ 10:00 - 11:00

Wine and sake are two important global beverages, which are very different in terms of their production. As a starting point: wine is made from grapes and sake is made from rice. But there are many other differences too.

However, when it comes to tasting, there are similarities as well as differences. In this comparative tasting, wine and sake educator Shane Jones DipWSET will talk you through tasting technique for both wine and sake, discussing the key components of each, as well as exploring food pairing opportunities.

Who is this session for?

  • Those who have some experience with wine, but haven’t had the chance to experience much sake
  • Anyone who wants to understand how sake can be an alternative option for wine drinkers when considering food pairings
  • Those who work in the drinks industry who need to understand the different categories for their job

This session has been arranged as a follow up to WSET’s Virtual Open House, a free event being run by the WSET global team on 19-20 October. If you haven’t already, make sure you register for “Upskilling in sake” at 8pm BST on Thursday 20 October! For sessions being run by the team at WSET School London, please check our tastings and events page. We have a selection of events for prospective students taking place throughout Monday 24 October 2022, both online and at our London HQ, including:

Example sample list

  • Daiginjo
  • Riesling
  • High quality cream sherry
  • Koshu

About the presenter, Shane Jones DipWSET

Shane Jones DipWSET holds the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and is an enthusiastic sparkling wine specialist. It’s no surprise then that he scooped the Moët & Chandon Scholarship at his Diploma graduation! In addition to wine, Shane is also a Certified Sake Sommelier and a Sake Educator with the Sake Sommelier Association. He passed the WSET Level 3 Award in Sake qualification with Distinction and is also a graduate of the Japan Sake and Shochu Academy. When not drinking wine or sake, he can be found waxing lyrical about them to anyone who’ll listen!

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October 24, 2022
10:00 - 11:00
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WSET School London
39-45 Bermondsey Street
London, SE1 3XF

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Rachel Swatman
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