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What I Do

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All (well, many!) things sake, wine, and spirits!

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Below is just a taste of what I do day-to-day. If you think I could help out with your needs in any other way, do get in touch – I'd love to have a chat.

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Branding & Translation

Whether you are a sake brewery looking for ongoing branding and translation services, or you just have a one-off translation project which requires specialist wine or sake domain expertise, I can help you to communicate your message to your audience, sensitively and naturally.

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Judging and Tasting

I have judged formally for the International Wine Challenge (sake section) in the 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 competitions.

 

I have also judged in a Japanese sake competition, The Fine Sake Awards, in 2023.

Putting that same experience to use, I have helped producers to gain an independent yet informed perspective on their own product portfolio.

Events

From helping out behind the scenes, to running bespoke wine and sake tastings, crafted to your specific needs and budget.

Recent events I've been involved in include:

  • Brewer Liaison, IWC 2023 Award Winning Sake Tasting at the Embassy of Japan, London (July 2023)

  • Speaker, International Cargo Insurance Conference (June 2023)

  • Event MC, 'EXPLORE The World of Japanese Beverage Culture' series, at Japan House London (October 2022, February 2023; pictured bottom)

  • MC, Interpreter, and Assistant Coordinator, 'The Allure & Versatility of Japanese Rice', sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, JETRO, and JFOODO (January 2023; pictured top)

  • Brewer Liaison, IWC 2022 Award Winning Sake Tasting at the Embassy of Japan, London (July 2022; pictured)

  • Event Support, Sake Masterclass with Marie Cheong-Thong at Sumosan Twiga (November 2021)

  • Event Support, The Japan Festival at Kew Gardens (October 2021)

  • Event Co-organiser, A Japanese Sake Soirée at 67 Pall Mall, sponsored by the Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association (October 2021)

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Writing

From short-form journalism and in-depth academic pieces, to engaging copy and tangible tasting notes.

 

Clear and compelling writing, delivered with charisma and flair.

My most recently published article was the inaugural piece in SAKETIMES' correspondent series, commenting on the emerging sake scene in the UK.

Television

Planning and presenting sake-related content for broadcast.

Co-presented four segments for 67pallmall.tv's The Daily Pour, with Natsuki Kikuya, regarding food and sake pairing.

Sake & Charcuterie (03'10''–15'08'', aired 13 January 2022)

Sake & Oysters (30'40''–41'10'', aired 21 January 2022)

Sake & Cheese (31'08''–42'12'', aired 15 February 2022)

Sake & Chocolate (00'49''–11'00'', aired 22 April 2022)

What I Do: Services
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