Sake Masterclass @ Red Hill Cellar & Pantry – Friday 6 Sept. 5:30-7pm

Limited seats available – Book here

Sake Masterclass with Sake Mistress at Red Hill Cellar and Pantry.

Learn the basics of Sake.

In this 1.5 hour Masterclass, we will cover the basics like ‘what is Sake’ and ‘how Sake is made’ as well as learn about Sake grades, serving temperatures and vessels, how to enjoy Sake at home, food pairing and why Sake is so food friendly.

You will taste different styles of Sake, from highly polished ginjo grade Sake to Koshu (aged sake). We will also be pairing the Sake with some delicious artisanal cheeses from Boat Shed Cheese in a guided tasting.

Suitable for the Sake lover, Sake novice or simply Sake curious.

Please join us for this unique, fun and educational event hosted by Sake Mistress, Simone Maynard.

When: Friday 6 September 5:30-7pm

Where: Red Hill Cellar & Pantry – 141 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, VIC 3937

Book: here

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Sake Dinner @ Monkey Business

Sake Mistress and Monkey Business are joining forces to present a 5 course feast with matched Sake on the Mornington Peninsula.

When: Thursday 22 August, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Where: Monkey Business – 1/277 Point Nepean Rd. Dromana

A night of discussion and degustation revolving around some fabulous Sake.

$125 per head. Bookings: Ph. 5981 0685

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HOURAI Sake and Meet the Brewer Dinner


Sake Mistress is delighted to be co-hosting a SuperSake x HOURAI special event on Friday 7th June – the eve of Melbourne’s biggest Sake festival, Sake Matsuri.

Darryl Cody Brailsford, brewer at Watanabe Shuzo who produces sake under the Hourai label, is heading to Melbourne for Sake Matsuri and will be the special guest at a one-off Melbourne ‘Meet the Brewer’ dinner at Miyako Restaurant.

A six-course degustation, with Hourai Sake pairing. Limited seats available and can be booked through Eventbrite via Miyako’s website.

Date: Friday 7th June, 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Miyako, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank
Cost: $105 per person
Bookings essential
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Sake Dinner at OCHA Japanese Restaurant

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Sake Mistress, OCHA Japanese Restaurant and SuperSake will be joining forces on May 29th for a special Sake Dinner event at OCHA in Hawthorn.

Simone will present a carefully curated Sake selection from SuperSake’s portfolio, matched to a delightful six-course Japanese dinner created by OCHA.

Tickets are selling fast through OCHA’s website. You can also book by calling OCHA directly on (03) 9853 6002

Date: Wednesday 29th May, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: OCHA, 3-5 Church Street, Hawthorn
Cost: $125 per person
Bookings essential
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Sake Dinner at Restaurant Navi

Sake Mistress and Restaurant Navi will be joining forces to create a one-off feast showcasing  a fabulous range of Sake from Supersake.
A six-course degustation, carefully curated by head chef Julian Hills, each course matched with a different Sake. Simone will be there sharing her passion for all things sake, guiding diners through the pairings for the evening.
Date: Tuesday 16th April, 2019
Time: 7pm
Location: Restaurant Navi, 83b Gamon St. Yarraville
Cost: $210 per person
Tables will be shared for the evening.
Sake Dinner bookings through Navi’s website.
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Sake and Pizza

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Never had Sake with pizza? You don’t know what you’re missing!
Sake Mistress will be joining forces with the lovely ladies from Independent Wine Store in Rye and hosting a Sake tasting with a twist – tasting aperitif and digestif styles as well as pairing some premium Sake with Pizza!This will be a fun and educational evening, demonstrating just how food friendly Sake is and that it should not only be limited to pairing with Japanese cuisine.

Bookings essential. Book here Independent Wine Store.

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Open Sake Training with Sake Mistress and SuperSake

If you’re in the hospitality industry and curious about Sake, please join us on February 20th at Monou Japanese Restaurant for a 1.5 hour Sake focused tasting and training session.

This is a free event aimed at hospitality workers. Register here:

SuperSake Trade Tasting Melbourne.

Sake Mistress will be pouring a talking all things Sake at SuperSake’s Melbourne Trade Tasting. Also on tasting is a fabulous range from Dassai Australia!

For trade enquiries contact



Sake Tasting at Red Hill Cellar & Pantry

On Friday 23rd November, Sake Mistress will be pouring and talking all things Sake, (and cheese matches), along with a couple of other surprise premium beverages from Japan.

Join us between 3-6pm at Red Hill Cellar & Pantry, 141 Shoreham Rd. Red Hill South, Victoria.

This is a free event ~ no bookings required – Kanpai!

TOKYO Book Launch – Readings State Library of Victoria.

A fun night pouring Sake for the guests at the Melbourne launch of Steve Wide and Michelle Mackintosh’s book: TOKYO.

Sake on pour for the evening: Gozenshu Junmai Mimasaka from Tsuji Brewery in Okayama, and Hourai Hatsugumi Junmai Ginjo Namachozo from Watanabe Brewery in Hida, Gifu.

TOKYO Book Launch – Melbourne

World Sake Day @ Yoku Ono

October 1st is World Sake Day, (Nihonshu no Hi), and what better way to spend it than pouring, drinking and discussing Sake. A private event held at super funky Melbourne venue, Yoku Ono, in Anchor Place, Prahran.

What is Nohonshu no Hi? Read more about the history of World Sake Day here

For more on Yoku Ono – you can follow them on Instagram @yoku_ono – they definitely have one of the best Sake lists in Melbourne and a menu full of fabulous food matches!

Sake and cheese tastings at Red Hill Cellar & Pantry.

A collaboration between Sake Mistress and Red Hill Cellar & Pantry, featuring some wonderful Mornington Peninsula cheeses from Red Hill Cheese and Main Ridge Dairy, carefully selected and matched to premium Japanese sake.

The first of these events was held on Monday 11th June, 2018, over the Queens Birthday weekend. A great turn out and wonderful to see so many people surprised and delighted by the pairing of sake and cheese. If you haven’t tried the two together, I highly recommend you give it a go! One of our favourite matches was the Hourai Irootoko Junmai Daiginjō paired with Granny’s Blue from Red Hill Cheese.

Location: Red Hill Cellar & Pantry. 141 Shoreham Rd. Red Hill South, Victoria.

For more information on upcoming events at this location, or events similar to these, please contact Sake Mistress.

Sake Tasting at The Boroughs for the Onsen of Japan book launch.

It was an honour to host a sake tasting at the launch of Onsen of Japan ~ the beautiful new book by Michelle Mackintosh and Steve Wide.

The chosen sake for the evening was Gunma-izumi Junmai Ginjō Usumidori, which had a lovely earthiness and good umami ~ perfect for a cold Melbourne evening, and warmly received by the guests.

The launch was held on June 26, 2018, at The Boroughs, 345 Lygon Street, Brunswick, Victoria.

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