Exclusive IWC Champion Sake events at Wynn Palace Cotai, Macau

An exclusive opportunity for guests to participate in a tasting hosted by 15 IWC Champion Sake Kuramoto’s presenting their IWC Champion Sake.


1-2 June 2018 

Day 1: 1st June  - Walkabout tasting -  3 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Wynn Palace, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macau

Day 2: 2nd JuneMasterclass - 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Wynn Macau, Meeting room 1 & 2 – Rua Cidade de Sintra, Nape, Macau

Find out more about the programme for the both days below.


DAY 1: Walkabout tasting - 1 June 

  • Walk around table top tasting of 15 IWC Champion Sakes awarded from 2007 to 2017
  • Guest ‘meet and greet’ with Kuramoto with photo opportunities

Find out more about the Sake showcased along the IWC tasting:

IWC Champion Sake 2007 - 2008 - 2009
Tsurunosato - Kikuhime Co., Ltd
Dewazakura Ichiro 2008 - Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd
Yamabuki - Kinmon Akita Shuzo Co Ltd (Koshu Trophy)

IWC Champion Sake 2010-2011-2012

Honshu-ichi Muroka Honjozo - Umeda-Shuzoujou & Co. 
Born: Ginsen - Katoukichibee Shouten (Junmai)
Sawahime Daiginjo - Inoue Seikichi Co. Ltd (Gingo/Daiginjo)
Nechi - Watanabe Shuzouten (Junmai/Daiginjo)
Hanahato Kijoshu Aged For 8 Years 2001 - Enoki Shuzo Co. Ltd (Koshu)
Nabeshima Daiginjo - Fukuchiyo Shuzo Co., Ltd
Daiginjo Fukukomachi - Kimura Brewer Inc.

IWC Champion Sake 2013-2014-2015

Daiginjo Gokujo Kitaya, Honzojo Souden - Kitaya Co Ltd
Jukusei Koshu Hidanohana Suiou - 1995 Hirata Shuzojou Co., Ltd (Koshu)
Aizu Homare Banshu Yamada Junmai Daiginjo - Homare Sake Brewery

IWC Champion Sake 2016-2017

Dewazakura Dewanosato 2016 - Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd
Nanbubijin Tokubetsu Junmai - Nanbu Bijin Sake Brewing Company Ltd

DAY 2: Masterclass - 2 June

  • Masterclass led by Kenichi Ohashi MW (60 seats - 1 hour approx.) showcasing 6 IWC Champion Sake.
  • He will present the international Sake market and how the IWC is an important factor in the industry and the most powerful guide to lead global consumers.

Please note that places for the Masterclass are limited. Your registration is subject to our confirmation of your place. There will be no admittance without this confirmation. Maximum 1 person per business. Wine/Sake Trade only.

Kenichi (Ken) Ohashi MW


Kenichi (Ken) Ohashi MW is a leading Japanese wine and Sake distributor in Tokyo with accolades from the industry.

Awarded Best Wine Merchant 1999 by Japan Sommelier Association he has shown his intricate knowledge of the subject both at home and abroad. He is author of "Natural Wine" and is the online wine columnist of Japan's top wine publication 'Wine Report'. He holds a Diploma from WSET in London and has been certified as a Master of Sake (SSI) and Sake Expert Assessor (NRIB). In addition, he has started exporting his selection of Sake and Japanese wines to the world market. He is a Master of Wine and was also awarded the Personality of the Year 2016 by IWC.

If you would like to attend to one or both features, please complete the short registration form on the page and submit the application.

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