‘An evening with Japanese sake’ was hosted by Ambassador Hiramatsu, at his residence, to spread the charm of Japanese Sake among the food and beverage industry of India on September 8.The Embassy of Japan in India is working to raise awareness of Japanese food and sake (Rice Wine) in the country. With the cooperation of Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association, four Sake breweries and ‘Miss Sake’ – Asami Sudo, from Japan were the guests for the evening. A Sake promotion event is also being organised – for targeting the Indian hotel buyers and importers – in association with the Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAfter Hiramatsu’s opening remarks and a speech by Asami Sudo – a lecture on Japanese Sake was given by the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association – followed by a Sake-tasting session. A business matching event was also held between the sake brewers and Indian hotel buyers and importers, after the tasting session.At this event, sushi prepared by using fish imported from Japan was served. Japan has just reached an agreement on sanitary certificate for fishery products imported from Japan to India, earlier this March. Japanese food and Japanese fish were also promoted on the occasion.The Indian guests enjoyed tasting different types of sake, such as, sparkling, ume-shu (plum sake), ko-chu (aged sake), and ginjo, that was served along with a variety of cuisine.