Master #Sake Sommelier Toshio Ueno

11/2 Master Sake Sommelier Toshio Ueno

@ToshioUeno

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Less than 30 mins B4 we talk w/ Master Sake Sommelier Toshio Ueno abt #sake on #SommChat 2day @12n ET !

Katarina Andersson @ricasoli99: @SommChat @KeeperColl @ToshioUeno @ja_salazar84 @liquidaustin @Winetonight will try and be there ☺🍷 #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: .@Gibich & @natsukipim did you see that our featured #SommChat guest today is @ToshioUeno on #Sake hope you can join in

WineCompass @winecompass: @RichardPF You may be interested in this week's @KeeperColl #SommChat about #sake

Richard Auffrey @RichardPF: @winecompass @KeeperColl Thanks, unfortunately I'm not free at that time today

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @RichardPF we will miss you on #SommChat but understand

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #sake w Master Sake #Sommelier Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno on #SommChat !

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: We’d like 2 introduce you to Master Sake #Sommelier Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno! #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Master Sake #Sommelier Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno & say hello so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Don’t forget to include #SommChat on EVERY tweet in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: As we ask Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno our Qs on, U can ask him Ur Qs to @KeeperColl as well! He’ll do best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl I am so delighted to be on #SommChat talking about our national dink Sake!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno & @KeeperColl 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking with Master Sake #Sommelier Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno about #Sake on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @ToshioUeno How and when did you get started interested to work with #sake? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl I entered Mutual Trading co in 2002, where it sells large selection of #Sake and when I started to sell sake #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - @ToshioUeno what R some of the biggest changes that you have seen in making #Sake in #Japan over last 5 years?

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno @KeeperColl I see young generation of Sake maker making #sake with regional rice and yeast, more terroir driven. #SommChat

Kaki Miller @kaki_miller: Hi @ToshioUeno ! I am totally new to #sake, what tips do you have for learning to enjoy it? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @kaki_miller try with cheese, blue cheese, Gruyere, Brie, Manchego, Havart and etc. Piazza, Pasta, Hambuger, does not have to be Japanese

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @ToshioUeno When did you start working at the #Sake School of America in #losangeles bit.ly/2enZzho #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl It was 2010 we started this school.

WineCompass @winecompass: Q. @ToshioUeno Do you know how many #sake producers are in the United States? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @winecompass there are 6 nation wide #sake breweries and there are several more small local ones popping out. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: great to see @winecompass on #SommChat today on #sake

Drew Gourdie @drewbie_g: This our collective image for all, during this #SommChat! 👍🏼@ToshioUeno @KeeperColl 🍶#Sake

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @drewbie_g nice image for #Sake #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm : can U give some tips on best way to introduce #Sake to resto guests so they will try? @ToshioUeno

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl Try light, soft, aromatic ginjo type; it is very easy to drink and friendly does not offend drinker. #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass: Q. @ToshioUeno Are there different styles for sake like there are beer and wine? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @winecompass I would put in 8 styles, aromatic and dry, light and subtle fragrance, wood aged, light refreshing, light and little umami #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @winecompass and rich and flavorful, long aged and last regular sake which is middle or medium in all the structure component. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Interesting

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @ToshioUeno Read U R only 1 in world 2B Master of #Sake, Master Sake Sommelier, & WSET Sake Educator diploma. hard to achieve? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl It depends on your dedication; I was enjoying what I was learning and had use of those knowledge and experience. So it was not.

Miranda Waldron @mirandawaldronc: @ToshioUeno What are some good resources for one to learn more about #sake? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @mirandawaldronc Go to our Sake School of America FB page, and there are many videos showing how it is made and how to enjoy #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @ToshioUeno What R the largest growing #sake markets in the #US? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl TEXAS and Florida. But the largest consumption is LA and NY. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm PPL seem to think #Sake is only paired with #Fish what other foods do you pair with & which types #sake @ToshioUeno

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl As I replied earlier, cheese is good one. So any dish uses cheese or cheesy sauce should do well. Pizza, Pasta. Chciken pork, even beef but not so heavily sauced dish. I just did Sake pairing with French dish. Always sauce and spices are key #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @ToshioUeno Do you see the market for #Japanese #foods and #beverages is expanding in the #US and if so why? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl yes, they are expanding, since Japanese dish are less fat and comes in small portion. And Sake is low in acid and #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl and lighter, also it takes out fishy smell. And more and more young American chefs are using Japanese ingredients #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl yuzu, wasabi, kurobuta, Hamachi, wagyu and etc. matching to those ingredients; sake should be the best choice #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass: A current trend in American #beer & #wine industries is to age in barrels. Is the same done for #sake? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @winecompass mentioned that earlier; wood aged light type sake.

Here I want to clarify that the type I mentioned are not grades #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @ToshioUeno How is the market for #sake different than the market for #wine in the #US? How is sake mkt diff. In #US vs. #Japan? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl younger generation drives American market now, but Japan is not. Sake market in US is growing and Japan is not #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl since we have less younger generation population and they tend not to go out and drink so much vs here in US. #SommChat

Kaki Miller @kaki_miller: @ToshioUeno What are some affordable #sake options that you would recommend? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @kaki_miller buy American made!!!

my recommendation is Sho Chiku Bai Ginjo or Organic Ginjo. and there are few other makers make #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @kaki_miller makes quality sake which are affordable. pretty sure you can find US made if you look for it. Whole Foods carry them #SommChat

Miranda Waldron @mirandawaldronc: @ToshioUeno What should a consumer look for in a quality #sake? #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @mirandawaldronc depends on your preference but try Ginjo or Daiginjo style as I recommended earlier,soft,light,clean and aromatic#SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Sake w/ Master Sake #Sommelier Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Great to have Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking Master #Sake #Sommelier Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno for his time on #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl It was my pleasure and great honor to be here today. If you have more question, let me know. Drink Sake, be happy!!! #SommChat

Toshio Ueno @ToshioUeno: @KeeperColl Sorry guys, we had technical difficulties and counld not respond well. #SommChat

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