Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Saké and Cheese

We will be running a Saké and Cheese tasting on the 7th of Dec. Here is a little info about the event:

"Come and explore traditional Japanese saké in a modern Australian context, as it matches up with the great fermenting culture of the West, Cheese.

Saké is becoming more and more popular these days, however it is still seen as a Japanese drink for a Japanese setting. It goes without saying that saké is great with sushi, sublime with sashimi. We want to show you how traditional Japanese saké can be just at home in a modern Australian setting. 

This event includes 5 different matches of Saké & Cheese, and a discussion of the various Sakés and how they are made.
*Bookings to be made by the 3rd December 2014.
*Attendants must be 18 years of age or over."

This is a great opportunity to get to know more about Saké. If you would like to come along you can purchase tickets here.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

酒と器 - Sake to Utsuwa

酒と器 - Sake to Utsuwa
at Mr Kitly
from 6th June to 22nd June

This exhibition is a collaboration between ceramic Artrists and artisan Saké.
In Japan there is a connection between using good ceramics and your everyday life. The connection creates the experience and changes the way we look at things/ gratitude towards the meal or daily routine.
This special connection between ceramics and food/ drink is part of the "slow" culture.
This exhibition, Sake to Utsuwa came from this idea and lifestyle that we at Sakenet believe in and see apparent at Mr Kitly. Our Saké is all made by small craft/ artisan Saké brewers who have great respect for the whole picture. Their connection with the farmers that grow the Saké rice, to the workers in the brewery, families and the consumer is all encompassing. It is a very Japanese concept, the gratitude for every step. Ceramics used for drinking the Saké is also part of this picture.
We have collaborated with Mr Kitly in choosing 12 ceramic Artists to match 12 different brewers and a bottle of their Saké. We gave the artists information about each brewer, the history of the brewery and meaning behind the Saké. Each Artist chose a brewery and tasted the Saké and created work from their own inspirations.
The outcome is a very special and personal collaboration between the Artist and the Saké. This is a unique exhibition between modern ceramic artists and traditional craft brewers. This was a big challenge for the Artists to create work for a specific Saké.  For us at Sakenet this is a new concept and way of looking at the artisan Saké that we stock.
We are very grateful for this opportunity and feel very pleased with this outcome.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Morinokura Sake Dinner at Komeyui Melbourne

Morinokura Sake brewery's owner, Mr. Kazuhiro Morinaga, will come to Komeyui Japanese Restaurant in Port Melbourne on 28th May.
He will bring 7 different Sake for matching with Komeyui's grand menu.

Please book in advance to secure your seat.
tel: 03 9646 2296

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sake Events in May 2014

We have some Sake events in May 2014.

Sun 18th May
   "Sake-tasting lunch, session 2"
   at NOM restaurant in Darlinghurst, Sydney

Tue 27th May
   "Morinokura Sake Matching Dinner"
   at UME restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney

Wed 28th May
   "Morinokura Sake Night"
   at KOMEYUI restaturant in Port Melbourne, Melbourne

Fri 30th May - Sun 1st June
   "Good Food and Wine Show 2014" in Melbourne

We will have several different Sake events in June, too.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Giveaway 2013

* This giveaway is closed. We will inform the winners at this blog on 18th December. 

Sakenet Australia has put together 2 giveaway specials to show our appreciation for your support of Sakenet Australia.

Giveaway One: For Our Customers
All online orders between 15th Nov to 15th Dec 2013 go into the draw to win 1 of 3 prizes.
Order now at ""

   1st prize - Taketsuru Junmai Daiginjo 11BY 720ml
   2nd prize - Chikusen Junmai Umeshu 500ml
   3rd prize - Tokkuri & two Sake cups

Giveaway Two: For Our Facebook Page Followers
If you have been one of out Facebook followers, you are already registered to this campaign. If not, please "like" our facebook page until 15th December 2013.
Follow us on ""

   1st prize - Okuharima Junmai Ginjo Shimomura 16BY 720ml
   2nd prize - Hiokizakura Junmai Tamasakae 720ml
   3rd prize - Two Sake cups

*These campaigns will close at midnight 15th December 2013.
The winners' name will be announced on out website and/or facebook page.
The prize will be despatched around 18th December 2013.
We will send an email or a facebook message to the winners for arranging the shipment.
The shipping cost of the prizes will be free.
The shipping address must be in Australia.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The first week at Sake brewery

There are some pictures from Rey in Tottori, Japan. (More pictures are on our Facebook page, Rey posts everyday. )

Another beautiful day at Hiokizakura Top-notch Sake brewery!

Hiokizakura Master Brewer Mr.Maeda preparing the rice cooling machine for the upcoming Sake season.

Moving a 4800L Sake tank.

 Everyday the magic Bento Fairy brings me my dinner.

Most of the brewers are still busy with the rice harvest, so it's pretty lonely in the big brewery at the moment, in the mean time my amphibious friends at Hiokizakura keep me company!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Six months with brewers

From the next week, Sakenet staff Rey will work and learn about Sake brewing at Hiokizakura (Yamane brewery in Tottori) for 6 months. He will be reporting his experiences here and our facebook page.

Rey is holding a magnum Sake bottle
at a famous Sake store 'Yamamasu' in Tottori

We have planed it since a few years ago. Finally we run this project. We would like to understand more about Sake (including culture) and share the information to Australian people.