Mariko Tajiri, Sake Education Professional

Credentials: Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), Advanced Sake Professional, Sake Service Institute, That’s Life Sake & Wine National Brand Manager

Her resumé is long and detailed. Mariko Tajiri is the National Brand Manager for That’s Life Sake and Wine and has been with the company for 10 years. She has a two year position with the Sake Institute of Ontario as the VP of Knowledge and Instruction and previously worked for Mission Hill Family Estate Winery in Kelowna. Her formal education includes the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Awards in Wine and in Sake, the Advanced Sake Professional Certification and the Sake Service Institute (SSI) based in Japan. Combine that with numerous sake tastings, courses, brewery tours and seminars as well as being fluent in Japanese, Mariko Tajiri is exactly who you want to teach you about sake


Looking for a Sake Instructor? Look for Courses by Mariko Tajiri

As a WSET Sake instructor, what Mariko offers is so much more than the sum of her resumé. There are plenty of people who are experts in their field, but don’t understand how to communicate their knowledge effectively or have the patience to teach the subject matter. Mariko Tajiri makes learning fun, even when tackling a complicated subject like Sake.


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