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Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 18:00 - 20:40

Press conference and saké tasting by 300-year-old brewer Sawanotsuru

Getting to the heart of mystery - Kokushu (the national alcohol)
Sawanotsuru Shuzo

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan is pleased to welcome Sawanotsuru to our club. Sawanotsuru has been brewing great sake in Nishigo since 1717. Since their establishment 290 years ago, Sawanotsuru has embraced the tradition and culture of the Nada style of brewing and has remained devoted to improving quality and developing innovative, new techniques, conducting careful research into combinations of Japanese Sake and cuisine and teaching the Japanese Sake culture to the people of Japan and around the world.
This special event is being sponsored by Sawanotsuru, and is being offered free of charge to our members. Be sure to sign up early to join us for this fun and interesting evening. And find out why they won the Prestige Award at the 45th Monde Selection in 2006.

Date: November 18, 2014
Doors open: 18:00
18:30 - Press Conference Topics: "History of Nihonshu, at the mercy of politics","Future of Kokushu, the Nihonshu"and more
19:30 - Sake and Selected Food Tasting
Free of Charge

Please reserve in advance so we may make the appropriate preparations (3211-3161 or

FCCJ F&B Committee                    


灘の蔵元300年 国酒・日本酒の謎に迫る

沢の鶴が灘五郷の一つ西郷の地に創業したのは享保2年(1717年)、明治31年(1898年)には醸造石高の増加を受けて合資会社に、さらに大 正8年(1919年)には株式会社へと改組。
「政策にほんろうされた日本酒の過去」、「国酒・日本酒のこれから」などを社長西村 隆治氏(14代目)の講演と質疑応答、さらに純米大吟醸「瑞兆」など4種類のお酒の試飲とお酒に合わせたお料理をお楽しみください。

日時: 11月18日 (開場18:00)
記者会見: 18:30
試飲会: 19:30
会費: 無料



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