| Patricia Konarzowski
| October 8, 2023
His Excellency Mr. Ryota Mizuchi honored the reception on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the traditional Japanese drink in Vienna.
Sake Week Vienna 2023, held from October 1 to 8, reached its cultural peak when the Grand Hotel Vienna hosted a well-attended event. The guest of honor was Ryota Mizuchi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Austria.
The afternoon began with a welcome by the organizers of Vienna Sake Week and a celebratory event honoring 150 years of history at the Vienna World Fair and the 150th anniversary of sake in Vienna. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Mizuchi stressed the cultural significance of these annual occasions and the important role that sake plays as a cultural link between Japan and Austria. “This event is an impressive testimony to the close relationship between the Austrian capital and Japan’s sake culture,” says Wolfgang Krivanek, initiator of Sake Week.
Sake pooled experience
A media sake excursion was offered to the invited guests. Several Japanese sake breweries, including Tanaka Shozoten of Miyagi, Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten of Mie, Matsuzi Shozo of Shiga, and Nanbu Bijin of Iwate, have introduced their own sake varieties. The art of production was born as guests discovered a variety of aromas and flavours. Sake.Wien, an important player in Vienna’s sake scene, was prominently represented at the event. The initiative aims to effectively contribute to the dissemination and promotion of sake culture in Austria.
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