Masterclasses

Embark on a boozy educational journey conducted by industry experts. As slots are limited, we recommend purchasing your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Note that masterclass tickets are separate from entry tickets. Masterclasses will be conducted at Temple Cellars (UE Square, #01-12).



13:00 - 14:00 Sake 101

$25 per pax, limited to 25 slots

New to Sake? This is the class for you! Led by sake expert Joshua Kalinan, the Sake 101 masterclass will give attendees an insight to the world of sake. Learn about the history and different sake grades, and get to try a selection of sakes. Joshua Kalinan was a wine sommelier who switched from the wine world to sake when he was exposed to sake in Tokyo. Shortly after he became a “Certified Sake Sommelier” (SSA), International “kikisake-shi” (SSI) and WSET® L3 Award in Sake certificates. In 2018, he was crowned Sake Sommelier of the Year and was also the first Singaporean to win an international sake competition. This year he is one of eight in the world to have passed the Master Sake Sommelier exam in the UK.


14:30 - 15:30 Cheese and Sake Pairing

$25 per pax, limited to 25 slots


Keiji is the co-owner and Chief Drinker for Kabuke, a contemporary sake gastrobar located in Telok Ayer. A “Certified Sake Sommelier” (SSA), Keiji believes in making Sake approachable for everyone. He also loves pushing boundaries with sake pairings - a personal favourite being to create exquisite combinations with aged Jamon Iberico and European cheese.


16:00 - 17:00 Super Premium Sake Tasting

$50 per pax, limited to 25 slots


Welcome to the world of super premium sakes. Learn and understand why these sakes are so highly valued and get to taste at least 4 premium sakes. This masterclass is led by sake sommelier, Adrian Goh, “Certified Sake Sommelier” (SSA), “kikisake-shi” (SSI) and WSET® L3 Award in Sake certificates, WSET® certified Sake Educator, “Advanced Sake Professional” (SEC), Graduate of the Japan Sake & Shochu Academy.

In the Sake trade since 2013. Adrian owns a sake trading company, Inter Rice Asia Pte Ltd, and currently represents 21 different sake breweries from Japan. He was a Sake Judge at the International Wine Challenge 2017, and again in 2018 in Yamagata Japan. He also owns a Japanese Sake bar in Singapore - Kimoto Gastro Bar.


17:30 - 18:30 Warm Sake Tasting

$25 per pax, limited to 25 slots

Learn about warm sakes from sake sommelier Taeko Tsukada. Wonder why some sakes should be consumed warm instead of chilled? What temperature should different sakes be served at? Find out more at this class and get to enjoy a selection of warm sakes!

Taeko Tsukada started as a Taste Navigator to spread awareness and understanding of sake and shochu to the world. In addition to facilitating various workshops and events, she contributes to the growth of professional sake sommeliers in Singapore through the certification course. Tsukada is the only certified lecturer of Sake Service Institute Japan in Singapore.

SSI Certified Lecturer, “Certified Sake/Shochu Sommelier” (SSI), “Certified Sake/Shochu Educator” (SSI), Wine Expert of Japan Sommelier Association