Save the date, September 19, as the Joy of Sake will celebrate its 15th year with a world tour and, for the first time, a much-anticipated stop in Las Vegas. The world’s largest sake-tasting event outside of Japan will take place 7-10 p.m. at Caesars Palace. Las Vegas has seen interest in sake soar in recent years, as it is one of the largest sake consumption markets in the U.S. The Joy of Sake will provide sake connoisseurs, sake-curious foodies and beverage professionals the opportunity to sample the world’s finest premium sakes, including more than 200 labels not available in the U.S.
“Las Vegas boasts the largest concentration of beverage professionals in the country,” says former Las Vegan Tiffany Soto, a kikizake-shi, or master sake educator, who now travels the world to increase awareness and appreciation for this exceptional craft beverage. “This is a spectacular opportunity for the beverage-loving public to taste hundreds of exceptional sakes alongside the industry’s most knowledgeable professionals.”
The Las Vegas stop is naturally sandwiched between only two other stops in Honolulu and Tokyo. Says Soto, “Everyone should be raising a glass to say ‘kanpai,’ because the arrival of The Joy of Sake in Las Vegas is long overdue!”