A Day in the Life of a Sake Expert
Hello there, my name is Alex Walter, and I am a Sake expert. I’ve spent the better part of my life learning about, tasting, and sharing the beautiful art of Sake. This is not just a job for me, it’s a passion. Every day, I am immersed in the world of Sake, and I am thrilled to share my typical day with you.
Every morning, I wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, but that’s not my only beverage of choice. I start my day with a small cup of Amazake, a traditional sweet, low-alcohol Japanese drink made from fermented rice. It’s a nourishing drink that gives me a kick-start to my day. This is a practice I picked up during my travels in Japan, and it’s been a part of my morning routine ever since.
As a Sake expert, my work varies from day to day. Some days, I’m tasting and reviewing new Sake varieties for a magazine or website. Other days, I’m conducting Sake tasting events or consulting with restaurants on their Sake menu. Each day is different, but each day is also filled with the rich, nuanced world of Sake.
Tasting Sake is an art in itself. It’s not just about sipping the drink; it’s about understanding its complexity, appreciating its aroma, and deciphering its flavor profile. I usually taste Sake in the late morning or early afternoon when my palate is at its most sensitive.
Sharing the Knowledge
One of my favorite parts of my job is sharing my knowledge and passion for Sake. I regularly conduct Sake tasting events where I guide participants through the various types of Sake, the brewing process, and of course, the tasting. It’s always a joy to see people’s reactions when they taste a really good Sake for the first time.
Evening Wind Down
After a long day of work, I like to wind down with a glass of my favorite Sake. This is usually a Junmai Daiginjo, the highest grade of Sake, with a delicate, fruity flavor and a smooth finish. It’s the perfect way to end my day.
A Passion Turned Profession
Being a Sake expert is not just about knowing the different types of Sake or being able to taste the subtle differences between them. It’s about understanding the culture and tradition behind this beautiful drink. It’s about sharing this knowledge and passion with others. And most importantly, it’s about enjoying the journey. Every day, I get to do what I love, and for that, I am truly grateful.
So, that’s a day in my life as a Sake expert. It’s a life filled with wonderful flavors, fascinating culture, and amazing people. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.