Sake has really blown up in Australia over the last decade, with more and more bars able to access Japan's national drink. Of course, we're not sake masters — there are so many more varieties of rice wine that we haven't had the chance to experience yet. Enter Nihonshu Australia, an association of sake importers, who are aiming to change that once and for all.
Presented REVEL — who organise boozy events including Pinot Palooza and Game of Rhones — the returning Sake Matsuri festival is coming to Commune Waterloo on Saturday, October 20. There'll be more than 60 types of sake on offer, each representing the drink's different styles, serving temperatures and prefectures of origin in Japan.
For $60, punters will get access to unlimited tastings plus a free Plumm glass valued at $35. Japanese craft beer will also be on offer, along with a selection of Japanese-style bites to eat, with just who'll be cooking up a storm set to be revealed closer to the event.