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Special Tasting Invitation


We are excited to announce a special tasting event at our good friends P & V Wine & Liquor in Newtown.

On Wednesday 18th September Black Market Sake welcomes three brewers live & direct to pour a selection of their artisan Sake. 

This is an incredible opportunity to meet up close & personal the producers of some of Japan’s most acclaimed Sake. 

And the best thing is it’s free to attend with Sake and snacks, plus special offers available on these wonderful Sake to takeaway.



5:30pm - 8:00pm

P & V WINE & LIQUOR - 64 Enmore Road, Newtown, NSW 2042




Nearly all work in the Moriki Shuzō is done by hand, the same way their Sake has been made for centuries. Rumiko's motto is "a lot of hard work in the making of the best quality sake she can, means being honest to her customers".  It is truly a remarkable brewery with a wood fired boiler being used to steam the rice, wooden vats full of steamed rice are carried on the Moriki’s and their workers shoulders, including up wooden planks to get the rice into the fermentation tanks.  About 25% of their Sake production is from their own organically farmed rice, and the rest is sourced from areas that specialise in the particular rice variety that will produce the best result for the style of Sake they wish to brew.

Rumiko Moriki is the 4th generation of her family to own the brewery, and along with her husband Hideki, they are not only the Kuramoto [Brewery Owners] of this tiny brewery, they are also the Tōji [Master Brewers] of their hand crafted sake.



Akishika Shuzō was founded in Ōsaka prefecture in 1886 and under the present 6th generation Kuramoto [Brewery Owner] this tiny brewery is creating some of Japan’s most exceptional and unique sake. Hiroaki Oku is both Kuramoto and also Tōji [Master Brewer] at Akishika and his belief and skill in creating quality sake shows in every bottle. Akishika Shuzō is one of only a handful of sake breweries that follow the ‘Château concept’ as we see in wine production with Oku-san contracting 20 local farmers to grow rice for his sake in addition to the rice he grows himself. Two of these rice are the ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ of sake rice - Yamada Nishiki and Omachi. Although Oku-san has grown all of his rice organically for many years, from 2011 he has obtained certification for organic rice cultivation.

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Mukai Shuzō is a tiny brewery with an exceptionally long history having been founded in 1754 and is still a family run business today.   The current Tōji [Master Brewer] is Kuniko Mukai who is the eldest daughter of the Kuramoto [Brewery Owner] Yoshihisa Mukai.  Kuniko left her hometown to study fermentation and brewing techniques at Tōkyō University of Agriculture and after graduation spent one year as a brewery worker before assuming the role of Tōji at her family's brewery in 1998.  Kuniko was one of the first women Master Brewers in Japan at the young age of 22, and by becoming Tōji at Mukai kept alive the family-run tradition at their brewery that has now been brewing for 265 years. She is an exceptionally creative brewer who makes Sake that are unique to her style.

Posted on September 13, 2019 and filed under Events.

Learn all about Sake!

PAST EVENT: Sake Education Session - Sydney 22nd July

Join the Black Market Sake team as we take you through the fundamentals of Sake and demystify this unique and amazing drink.

Learn about the basics of Sake including the history, styles and production techniques. Also we’ll show you the best way to serve Sake and offer suggestions for matching Sake with food.

The session will last 1.5 hours (6pm - 7:30pm) and include a tasting of 8 wonderful products from the Black Market Sake portfolio.

Join us for the first Education Session on Monday July 22nd. Seats are strictly limited.


Black Market Sake Education Session

Monday 22nd July 2019

6pm - 7:30pm

Location: Automata Restaurant, 5 Kensington Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008

(Included in the price will be all Sake tastings along with notes and course material to take away)

Posted on July 10, 2019 and filed under Events.

Sake Dinner at Hartsyard

On Wednesday May 22nd we are joining up with our good friends at Hartsyard Restaurant in Newtown for a one-off special dinner of great food and great Sake.

5 courses paired with Sake from the Black Market Sake portfolio.

Limited seats available - tickets on sale now!

Posted on May 10, 2019 and filed under Events.

PAST EVENT: Sake Dinner at Automata Restaurant


An intimate Sake Dinner at Automata Restaurant in Sydney, showcasing a range of artisanal Sake from Black Market Sake

Black Market Sake is excited to present an intimate Sake experience at Automata restaurant. Join host Matt Young from Black Market Sake as he demystifies this unique beverage alongside a 5-course menu from Clayton Wells and Automata Head Chef Sarah Knights.

A truly unique opportunity to experience first hand the quality of these artisanal products alongside an informative evening on the basics of Sake.

Seats are very limited - so please don't miss out!

Details: Black Market Sake Dinner

Tuesday 4th December ~ 6:30pm for 7:00pm

Automata ~ 5 Kensington Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008

5 Courses with matched Sake

Cost: $160 (+ booking fee)

Tickets available through the link below

(Seats are limited)

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Posted on November 16, 2018 and filed under Events.