19 – 21 October 2020
Sake Selection by Concours Mondial is more than just a competition between brewers and prefectures. It is primarily aimed at fostering dialogue and creating a meeting point for industry specialists. Brewers, sake masters, sommeliers, distributors, journalists and opinion formers from all strands of the industry – in all more than 60 judges representing 25 nationalities – evaluate entries from all the Japanese prefectures.
Discover the winners 2018
Sake Selection is designed to
Promote good quality
Boost production and sensible drinking of Sake
Introduce the public to this multifaceted drink
For over 2,500 years, the Japanese have been making and drinking sake, a sacred drink initially designed to be enjoyed only by the Emperor. Brewing techniques have evolved considerably over the centuries and continue to improve for both the fermentation and polishing of rice.
Interest in this beverage freighted with symbols continues to grow beyond the borders of Japan, with emphasis being placed on its ability to pair harmoniously with Italian, French and Korean cuisine. In Japan, its profile needs to be raised and young consumers educated and informed.