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2016/12/1 NPO Wine into Water Fundraising Gala Dinner

We will be holding our annual NPO Wine into Water Charity Fundraiser at the Conrad Tokyo Hotel on Friday 10th February 2017. Cocktail reception will start at 18:30, followed by the dinner from 19:00 hours. If you wish to attend please download the flyer/application form and submit by 27th February 2017.
*Spaces are limited and reservation is required.*

Trophy Awards Ceremony for the International Sake Challenge 2016 will be held at "Satsuki" room of Conrad Tokyo Hotel from 1700 hours on Friday 10th February. If you wish to attend please download the application form and submit by 27th February 2017.

2016/2/16 Entry for International SAKE Challenge 2016

Entry for International Sake Challenge 2016 will be open on 1st March 2015. The deadline for entries is Friday 8th July 2016. We hope you will take part!
For more details, please visit "Schedule".

2015/2/18 Entry for International SAKE Challenge 2015

Entry for International Sake Challenge 2015 will be open on 1st March 2015. The deadline for entries is Friday 3rd July 2015. We hope you will take part!
For more details, please visit "Schedule".

2014/12/1 International SAKE Challenge 2014 Awards Ceremony and Celebration Dinner

International Sake Challenge 2014 Awards Ceremony and Celebration Dinner was held at Conrad Tokyo on Friday 30th January 2015.
We are delighted that Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado was present, and at the dinner presented the Trophies personally to each Sake brewery representative.

2014/3/1 Entry for International SAKE Challenge 2014

Entry for International Sake Challenge 2014 started. The deadline for entries is Friday 4th July 2014. We hope you will take part!
For more details, please visit "Schedule".

2013/3/1 Entry for International SAKE Challenge 2013

Entry for International Sake Challenge 2013 started. The deadline for entries is Friday 21 June 2013. We hope you will take part!
For more details, please visit "Schedule".

2012/3/1 Entry for International SAKE Challenge 2012

Entry for International Sake Challenge 2012 started. The deadline for entries is Friday 15 June 2012. We hope you will take part!
For more details, please visit "Schedule".

2011/ 4/15 Entry for International SAKE Challenge 2011

Entry for International Sake Challenge 2011 started. The deadline for entries is Friday 17 June 2011. We hope you will take part!
For more details, please visit "Schedule".

2009/ 7/23 International SAKE Challenge 2009 Resutls - Trophy and Gold Winners

The 3nd International Sake Challenge was held on Monday 13th July at the Sheraton Miyako Hotel in Tokyo. Almost 60 of the leading Sake breweries from across Japan participated, submitting a total of over 120 Sakes.

Over the 120 Sakes entered, the 5 Sakes which in the opinion of all the judges represented the very best of all Sakes judged received a coveted Trophy Award - this was graciously presented by HIH Princess Takamado in an Awards ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo on Friday 17th July 2009.

Now Trophy and Gold results are available.
For more details, please visit "Results".

2009/ 6/3 Entry for International SAKE Challenge 2009

Entry for International Sake Challenge 2009 started. The deadline for entries is Tuesday 30th June 2009. We hope you will take part!
For more details, please visit "Enter the Challenge".

2008/ 7/18 International SAKE Challenge 2008 Resutls

The 2nd International Sake Challenge was held on Tuesday 8th July at the Sheraton Miyako Hotel in Tokyo. Almost 100 of the leading Sake breweries from across Japan participated, submitting a total of over 200 Sakes.

Now full results are available.
For more details, please visit "Results".

 

2008/ 7/15 International SAKE Challenge 2008 Resutls - Trophy and Gold Winners

The 2nd International Sake Challenge was held on Tuesday 8th July at the Sheraton Miyako Hotel in Tokyo. Almost 100 of the leading Sake breweries from across Japan participated, submitting a total of over 200 Sakes.

Over the 200 Sakes entered, the 6 Sakes which in the opinion of all the judges represented the very best of all Sakes judged received a coveted Trophy Award - this was graciously presented by HIH Princess Takamado in an Awards ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo on Friday 11th July 2008.

Now Trophy and Gold results are available.
For more details, please visit "Results".

2008/ 5/12 Entry for International SAKE Challenge 2008

Entry for International Sake Challenge 2008 started. The deadline for entries is Friday 6 June 2008. We hope you will take part!
For more details, please visit "Enter the Challenge".

2008/ 4/11 The Second International SAKE Challenge 2008

The Second International Sake Challenge 2008 will be held in Tokyo on Tuesday 8th July 2008. The deadline for entries will be Friday 13 June 2008. We hope you will take part!
Please wait until the Entry Kit will be updated.
If you have any inquiry, please contact us.

2007/10/31 The First International SAKE Challenge 2007 Result & Awards Ceremony

The first International Sake Challenge was held on Tuesday 24th July at the Sheraton Miyako Hotel in Tokyo. Over 100 of the leading Sake breweries from across Japan participated, submitting a total of 300 Sakes.

For the first time ever, a Sake judging panel was created in Japan comprising 16 of Japan's Sake experts and 14 of the world's leading wine figures. The idea was to combine the best of Japan Sake judging practice and international wine judging practice, and to put together the panel's joint recommendations on what are truly the best Sakes for Japan and worldwide.
The results have been published in Japanese and English on our website www.sakechallenge.com. The intention is to provide an international guide in Japanese and in English to these Sakes, allowing in particular the international trade and Sake lovers to better understand and taste the very best Sake offerings from Japan.

In this way, we hope to educate further Sake lovers worldwide, and stimulate international awareness, understanding and sales of Sake in all the major markets around the world where Sakes currently distributed.

Of the 300 Sakes entered, 46 received a Seal of Approval, 73 a Bronze Award, 47 a Silver Award and 10 a Gold Award. The 3 Sakes which in the opinion of all the judges represented the very best of all Sakes judged received a coveted Trophy Award - this was graciously presented by HIH Princess Takamado in an Awards ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo on Friday 26th October at 14:30 hours.

It is believed that the International Sake Challenge is the first serious attempt to establish an international ranking for Sake and to educate Sake lovers worldwide. It is hoped that this in turn will stimulate international understanding and demand for Sake, and more generally promote a higher worldwide understanding of the role of Sake in Japan's culture.

For more information, please visit "Result" page.

 

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