Ki Modern Japanese + Bar to present an intimate dinner with Ken Valvur and Greg Newton from Toronto’s Ontario Spring Water Sake Company

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We are delighted to be invited to an intimate dinner at Ki Modern Japanese + Bar to feature local food creations by their culinary team paired with various Izumi local sakes on July 24!   Ki’s sake sommelier Michael Tremblay will be hosting the event, which starts with cocktails at 6:30PM to be followed by dinner at 7.

Please join us at Ki for what promises to be an evening that is both delicious and fun!

Michael’s invitation, which includes more details on the event as well as ticket purchase information, is as follows:


Hello All,

After a very busy sake-filled Spring, we thought we would keep all of the fun going into the summer! Please find information below on our upcoming sake dinner with the Ontario Spring Water Sake Company – Ontario’s first and only sake brewery. I hope you can all make it!

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar presents an intimate dinner with Ken Valvur and Greg Newton from Toronto’s Ontario Spring Water Sake Company.

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the premium sakes from Ontario’s first and only sake brewery. The brewery’s Izumi brand is crafted using pure and natural spring water from Huntsville into many unique styles. Please join President Ken Valvur and Master Brewer Greg Newton for a special sake dinner at Ki Modern Japanese + Bar. In addition, Michael Tremblay, Ki’s certified Advanced Sake Professional will guide you through an exclusive lineup of sakes from this artisanal brewery, paired with an original five course menu of local seasonal ingredients created by Ki’s chefs.

Wednesday 24 July 2013 Cocktails 6:30PM / Dinner 7PM

$125 (includes gratuity + HST) for tickets or inquiries, please contact Michael Tremblay at 647.998.2100, or

Michael Tremblay

Certified Advanced Sake Professional (ASP)

Sake Education Council (SEC), Tokyo Japan

ki modern Japanese + bar

181 Bay st. Toronto Ontario




p 416 308 5888

c 647 998 2100

f 416 361 0059

t @michaelatkisake

Izumi Genshu Junmai Sake now on shelves in SAQ!

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genshu iwc2Our award-winning undiluted Izumi Genshu Junmai Sake is now on the shelves throughout the province of Quebec within the SAQ system.  Up until now our fresh local sakes have only been consumed in Quebec by those who have brought it back from trips to Ontario or through restaurants that have arranged private orders.

For availability please check the SAQ’s website:

This sake is lusciously full-bodied with ripe pear and melon notes, mildly sweet (SMV of -2) balanced by some fresh acidity and quite strong at ABV of 17.5%.   It is wonderful both as an aperitif and as a pairing with a highlight fresh local dish such as oysters.

Izumi Genshu won a Commended award at last summer’s International Wine Challenge in London, which is the world’s largest wine competition and includes hundreds of sake entrants. We are told that this is the first non-Japanese sake to have won an award at this prestigious competition.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in our fresh local Izumi sakes!