Sandra Gwee is an SSA Certified Sake Educator & Sommelier recognized by the Sake Education Council & Sake Sommelier Association.
Upon receiving her Certification Sake, Sommelier Association approached her with a golden opportunity. The opportunity to open up a Franchise of Japanese Sake Education within Australia.
Although isolated from the world, Perth is still a prosperous country with the potential to experience the Sake world. With this challenge alone and support of the Sake philosophy as her armour to capture locals' hearts in Perth was Sandra's dedicated mission to educate and spread the love and passion to the rest of Australia.
The Sake Philosophy has allowed Sandra to grow and adapt since her first experience traveling to Japan in 2017, where Sandra was approached by Sake Times, famous Japanese Media for Sake in Japan, for a personal interview on the very first trip to Japan. The article was focusing on the challenge of selling Sake in Australia and how Sandra took up that challenge through her events. You can read about the article here.
"If you have passion, share it! Bring a Smile to other People"
As Sandra's passion grew, she wanted to make a difference, so Kodawari Sake Education was born. Kodawari ( こだわり) which means the thing you believe the most and is essential which you have high devotion to a pursuit, an art or craft, the impossible is always possible. Japan is the most popular destination to travel, and people love Japanese culture and breweries when customers miss that experience. They are still trying to find it close to home. Creating opportunities through the sake world will allow a genuine journey to come to life, making people feel close to Japan.