Wingtip is excited to welcome Master of Sake Tasting, John Gautner, for a unique 5-course sake dinner! The goal of this event is to take members and their guest through a journey of the “other side” of sake (down the rabbit hole, if you will) to experience the beauty of funky/savory sake and how it pairs with food other than traditional Japanese cuisine. Wingtip Wine Director, Chelsea Herholdt, will be leading the conversation with John Gautner and Chef Brian & Chef Mark will explain each of the food pairings.
Tickets are $160/person and members are welcomed to bring a guest. The dinner features a welcome drink & reception along with the 5-course sake pairing dinner. Each attendee will receive an autographed copy of Gautner’s most recent book The Sake Handbook. Please email Lauren@wingtip.com to RSVP.
About John Gaunter - Recognized as the world’s leading non-Japanese sake authority and expert, John was instrumental in compiling the Vine Connections sake portfolio. A longtime resident of Japan, he has written several books and articles about sake and is often regarded by the industry as the person who made sake popular outside of Japan. John is the only non-Japanese certified Master of Sake Tasting in the world and has also achieved the very difficult Sake Expert Assessor certification from Japan’s National Research Institute of Brewing. No other non-Japanese in the world has both certifications. He is the founder of the not-for-profit Sake Education Council and has educated over one thousand sake professionals worldwide through his Sake Professional Course.