Having just celebrated 10 years of establishment in April 2019, ORIHARA SHOTEN goes on to stage the seventh edition of Sake Festival Singapore (SFS) on 22 June 2019. It will be the largest edition yet with more than 460 different sake and liquors available for tasting. 52 participating brands, companies and organisations will be presenting at SFS2019.
New at SFS2019 For the ﬁrst time, all purchases at SFS2019 will be transacted through the ofﬁcial event wristbands. Visitors will exchange their tickets for wristbands which they will use to purchase sake bottles and food, after loading credits onto the wristbands (tasting of sake is complimentary as in previous years). Top-ups can be done at stations within the event hall. This mode of payment is intended to ease up checkout lines that traditionally form.
Beauty brand, KOSÉ, is among 5 new participating companies. Presenting their new skincare line made with kojic acid, KOSÉ looks forward to reaching out to consumers who know of the healthful beneﬁts of koji fermented products; as in the case of sake.
In addition, four well-known Japanese restaurants will also be participating – YATAGARASU, NIRAI-KANAI, KAJIKEN and KAMOSHITA. They have been invited to join in this year after the organiser heeded requests from visitors for more food items to be made available at the festival. NIRAI-KANAI will be showcasing their famous Okinawan cuisine through an Okinawa Soba. KAJIKEN will be selling popular festival bites such as Mazesoba, Karaage and Edamame.
Of special note is YATAGARASU’s Wanko Soba Challenge. Priced at just $1 to join, selected participants (through ballot) can challenge themselves to eating as many bowls of the specialty soba from Iwate prefecture as they can, within a time limit set.
News on Sake
Renowned Dassai brand has discontinued the popular Dassai 50 label and will be showcasing its replacement, Dassai 45, at SFS2019 among their other portfolio. Tatenokawa which recently collaborated with indie-pop French band Phoenix, will be presenting their Phoenix Junmaidaiginjo and Phoenix Sparkling from the collaboration. Be sure to also check out new-to-market bottlings from Gasanryu – the Gokka & Reika. Those with a preference for a sake with a fuller palate and fruity notes can try the Musubiyui Mashigura Namagenshu. And for a dry sparkling style with complexity, the Chiyomusubi Sorah is a great choice to consider.
SAKE FESTIVAL SINGAPORE 2019
Sake Festival Singapore 2019 will be held at Suntec City Convention Centre on Level 4 – Hall 406, on Saturday 22 June 2018 from 1pm to 6pm with last admissions strictly at 4:30pm. Special edition sake cups will be given out to the ﬁrst 1,000 visitors (one per person) to arrive. So, visitors are encouraged to join the festival early. Tickets can be purchased online from SISTIC at $40 per ticket (before ticketing charges) or in person from Orihara Shoten Bar at Robertson Walk (Tel: 6836 5710 – opens from 6pm Monday to Saturday). Other enquiries can be directed to 6224 0445. Tickets at the door on the day of the event will be priced at $50 per ticket. Visitors to the festival are advised not to drive and persons below 18 years old will not be permitted entry (children and infants included).
Date: 22 June 2019,
Saturday Time: 1pm to 6pm –
Last admissions strictly at 4:30pm
Venue: Suntec City Convention Centre, Level 4, Hall 406
Address: 1 Rafﬂes Boulevard, Suntec City, 039593
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Ticketing at $40 per ticket: – Online via SISTIC at (ticketing charges apply): https://sistic.com.sg/events/sake0619 –
In person from Orihara Shoten Robertson Walk: 11 Unity Street, #01-02, Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995 Tel: 6836 5710 Opens from 6pm, Monday to Saturday –
On the day of the festival at the door, tickets will be priced at $50 per ticket.
Enquiries on the event can be directed to: 6224 0445 (during ofﬁce hours)
Social Media: (NEW) Facebook – http://fb.com/SakeFestivalSG (NEW)
Instagram – https://instagram.com/sakefestivalsg/
Instagram handle – @sakefestivalsg
Hashtags: #SakeFestivalSG2019 #SakeFestivalSG #SakeFestivalSingapore2019 #SakeFestivalSingapore
Location Geotag: Sake Festival Singapore