Jetro Live PDX – Kate & Logan – Guest Speakers

Thank you so much to the Japanese External Trade Organization, Marcus Pakiser, and Ms. Yuko Saika for having us at SakeLIVE! We were honored to speak about our experiences at Zilla and how we help our customers navigate the vast world of sake. As we all know, learning about sake can expand upon itself and become a seemingly daunting task- albeit a fun one. We are so fortunate to have Marcus as our mentor to advance our knowledge and passion

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a B2B non-profit organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the world. JETRO is funded by the Japanese government for the purpose of trade promotion. They also offer many other services.

The event included a sake class and a sake tasting & food paring. The focus of the food paring was to see how non-Japanese cuisine matched with different sake. Coincidentally the food was prepared by our good friend Carlo who is well known for his Twisted Filipino series.

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Maki Kawaminami – Program Coordinator (Jetro San Francisco)
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Yuko Saika – Sake Sommelier (Guest Speaker) 
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Sake Industry Professionals 
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Kate Koo (Guest Speaker)
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Logan Rubino (Guest Speaker)
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Sake Bottles
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Marcus Pakiser (Sake Samurai / Host)
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Food for paring with the sake (By Carlo Lamagna)
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Wine glasses for sake tasting
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Marcus Pakiser and Kate Koo
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Food for paring with the sake (By Carlo Lamagna)
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Masaru Shimada (President of Momokawa Brewing)
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(Review Sheet)
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Carlo Lamagna and Kate Koo
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Yuko Saita and Kate Koo
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Steve Vuylsteke, Logan Rubino, Kate Koo, Jim Mauceri, and Masaru Shimada

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