Personal Invitation to volunteer in the Sake competition 2019 was held on 14 May at Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Centre. Entries of 2000 sake finalised down to 588 Sakes for the final round.
Categories of Grade of sake were classified as follows.
1. Junmai Sake
2. Junmai Ginjo
3. Junmai Daiginjo
4. Ginjo & Daiginjo
5.Super premium sake
6. Sparkling sake
7. overseas sake
As soon you enter the room there is a silence of voice . The first sight you see is the shiny silver packaging lined up neatly in row for judges to taste. Judges with their score sheets boards scoring away. The blind tasting , Judges have no idea what sake they were tasting. Only the large Janome ochoko cup to sip from .Each sake tasted was to be scored individually with 1 to 5 points by using mark sheets.
Judges at least 120 sake in one hour.