November 30, 2015

Event Recap: Stirred Not Shaken at Forgery SF

by Kayoko Akabori

Photos by Yoko Kumano Together with Plumpjack Wine & Spirits, we hosted a cocktail crafting event at Forgery a couple months ago. I remember it as though it was yesterday — it was a warm, late summer day (ehem, late September) in San Francisco, and our guests saddled up to Forgery’s gorgeous bar to take in the […]

October 5, 2015

The Road to Becoming a Certified Sake Professional with John Gauntner

by Yoko Kumano

It’s been almost a year since I took John Gauntner’s Sake Professional class in San Francisco. Time flies! Attended by industry, sake enthusiasts and wine and spirits professionals, this was a three-day course that, as Gauntner says, “Leaves no sake stone unturned.” The classes were held in the ornate San Francisco Federal Bently Reserve Building. […]