Viewing Sake Through Wine
Michelin-starred restaurant UMU’s head sommelier Ryosuke Mashio will share his thoughtful comments on perceiving sake through a wine perspective. Is sake similar to white wine? red wine? Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc? How about food pairing? If you like wine, you will be intrigued by sake after hearing his talk!
Ryosuke Mashio joined Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant Umu as a commis waiter in 2008 after applying for the role of assistant head sommelier. He transferred to bartending for the restaurant before moving through the ranks to become head sommelier at Umu in 2011. One of the few sommeliers in London to hold in-depth knowledge of both wine and sake, Mashio is also a senior judge at International Wine Challenge Saké.
Interview by the Drinks Business on 19th July 2019