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Managed to meet Sandra online for the Sake course last week. Sandra was very accomdating with schedule and timing that made the whole experience awesome. A fantastic look into the world of sake ending with a guidance into tasting a few different sakes and their paring.

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My training sessions were amazing💛 I did Introductory Sake Professional course with Sandra. It was my first experience of learning Sake and I liked her session because it was clear to understand the knowledge of Sake. Also, I had extra sessions with her which were additional and more practical-driven for six weeks. I believe that her organisation of training is definitely valuable and remarkable compared to other Sake educators.☺️ The sessions made me confident and I am excited to work with the knowledge and skills that learned from the sessions with her.🍶✨ Thank you so much for training me and organising sessions even though I live in Melbourne.

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Did the Introductory Sake Professional Course with Sandra and it was an amazing experience learning more about Sake. It definitely opened up my eyes to the world of Sake and I look forward to more learning and tasting!

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Thank you for the wonderful sake experience. I appreciated your VIP tasting and the opportunity to learn more about sake, how it’s made and how to taste it. Thank you!

Mr

As I am not a regular drinker and especially Sake, I found the entire experience very rewarding as it gave me a new appreciation for Sake but more importantly I know have a reference point when I next drink Sake. I now know how to recognize certain flavors and aromas. Very good event.

Mr

Disbelief to know an expert like Sandra is here in Perth ! Her classes are interactive, knowledgeable and most importantly FUN. Learned heaps from the start to finish of the sake craft process. Value for money even for the zoom classes, and would highly recommend as you will be bringing the knowledge for life ! 1 Comment

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Amazing selection of sake and also Japanese beer. Highly recommend due to amazing sales person, Sandra and team !

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Disbelief to know an expert like Sandra is here in Perth ! Her classes are interactive, knowledgeable and most importantly FUN. Learned heaps from the start to finish of the sake craft process. Value for money even for the zoom classes, and would highly recommend as you will be bringing the knowledge for life !

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Came in to have a look at some of the sake on offer and left with not only a lovely bottle, but a little more of an understanding of this Japanese drink! Thanks Sandra for your help and sharing your knowledge with us.

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Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful staff and a great range of products! I bought a bottle of Denshin Yuki as a gift for someone while living in Perth last year. This year, I contacted them again from the east coast, as I couldn't find the same product elsewhere. Sandra helped me arrange purchase and courier. It arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Many thanks!

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Fast shipping and great communication. Good to have website now!

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Thank you so much for today, very knowledgeable and informative staff. Wide variety to choose from and lovely experience.

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Absolutely wonderful experience. I had always wanted to try a Sake that was right for me and now I have thanks to Sandra. She is so knowledgeable and really into her craft of Sake. I will be returning for another bottle very soon. Adam

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Wonderful teacher and so so knowledgeable. Thank you Sandra:)

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I attended the Umeshu tasting class and had an amazing time. Very informative information from Sandra and Choya of how Umeshu is made. Amazing cocktails and canapés created by Hiss & Smoke. Im going to be dreaming of those cocktails :)

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Amazing morning learning about Sake. Swan valley setting was perfect and I learnt so much. Opened my eyes to the world of sake.

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Very passionate about what they do and helpful

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Had a great time at the Sake workshop and tasting. I am a novice sake drinker and it opened up my eyes to the world of sake. Kodawari offer an interesting and good value education service.

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Oh my Do this! If you like sake, or want to know more about sake, and how to enjoy it Then do this It’s like learning Delicious delicious learning Or if you enjoy a wine pairing night, try a sake pairing night for something new (especially if you like Japanese food) Sandra is very friendly and helpful too

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Attended sake tasting event @ Hiss & Smoke - very informative, engaging and tasty! Sandra was a wonderful host, will definitely attend her events again in the future ????

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Attended sake tasting event @ Hiss & Smoke - very informative, engaging and tasty! Sandra was a wonderful host, will definitely attend her events again in the future 🥢

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As I am not a regular drinker and especially Sake, I found the entire experience very rewarding as it gave me a new appreciation for Sake but more importantly I know have a reference point when I next drink Sake. I now know how to recognize certain flavors and aromas. Very good event.

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My first visit to lion in many years. Things have changed with Sandra on board. Her product knowledge and passion is spot on. They also have a huge range of amazing Japanese beers at great prices. Thanks for your help today, going to have that edamame for lunch!

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I’ve known Sandra for a while now and I can think of no other person that can invariably match her knowledge, enthusiasm and continual advocacy for the promotion of Japanese sake in Australia. She has introduced me to entire world of sake and opened my eyes to how fascinatingly multidimensional Japan’s national beverage can be. There has never been a more important time to preserve a fragile industry overshadowed by other dominating beverages and through her proactivity and passion there is a lot we can thank her for in preserving that cultural heritage outside of Japan. I’ve always trusted Sandra in being able to provide the best experience and knowledge to her customers in regards to not only sake, but also Japanese whisky, plum wines, shōchū and many more wonderful beverages.

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Thanks Sandra for your recommendations last Saturday our Sake was delicious.

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Thank you for all your help today in selecting a sake, enjoying some as I write this � Will definitely be in again and would take part in any tastings you may have in the future.

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Fantastic service. Thank you for getting in the puru-puru umeshu!

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Excellent selection. Sandra is very charming and helpful. A tasting is there so that you can choose the sake that takes your fancy. A tip from Sandra was to drink sake cold. So I fill my beautiful ceramic sake bottle with enough liquid, for my meal, and I leave it in the fridge overnight. So much better than room temperature sake....enjoy

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If you have any interest at all in sake, go here. Excellent range, and if Sandra is available, you may even get a personalised sampling to find the perfect match to your taste buds. Great experience.

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A wide variety of Japanese goods, beers and sake that you won't easily find anywhere else.