Sake Matsuri

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Australia’s largest Japanese sake festival comes to Melbourne

The inaugural Sake Matsuri festival is headed to Melbourne for a full day of sake festivities. Celebrating more than 60 different varieties of sake, the festival will allow punters to try both new and traditional styles of sake, from the umami-rich junmai to the flavoursome aged koshu nihonshu or the fine junmai daiginjo.  

Each of these varieties has been brought over from Japan from some of Australia’s best importers, with the best drops available for tasting and purchasing on the day. If you need a break from the sake, there will be palate-cleansing Japanese beers to purchase, as well as a bunch of food stalls for when you get peckish.  

There will be two sessions (morning and evening), and your ticket included a Plumm wine glass to taste from (valued at $35) and all sake tastes, which means you won’t have to worry about those pesky drink tokens.

Tickets are on sale now.  

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