Episode-33: Tengu Sake with Oliver Hilton-Johnson

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This week we zone in on sake in the U.K. as we welcome the founder and owner of Tengu Sake, Oliver Hilton Johnson to the show.

Oliver’s carefully curated portfolio and user-friendly communication are just a handful of the reasons that Tengu Sake has been selected as the Specialist Merchant of the Year in the Sake category for the International Wine Challenge four years running. From Oliver’s first forays into the sake business to the exciting developments happening throughout the sake industry in London, Chris Hughes, Marie Nagata and Justin Potts fill the tokkuri and dig into the nitty-gritty with one of the country’s young pioneers of kampai.

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Sake On Air is made possible with the generous support of the Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association and is broadcast from the Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center in Tokyo. The show is a co-production between Export Japan and Potts.K Productions, with audio production by Frank Walter.

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