Saké Special: Tasting with Christine Parkinson
Imbibe Live welcomes Hakkasan Group’s saké expert and head of wine, Christine Parkinson, to the Taste Zone for a special tasting exploring saké's food-pairing potential.
Parkinson is group head of wine for the Hakkasan Group’s restaurants, which include Sake No Hana and the Michelin-starred Hakkasan, HKK and Yauatcha, with operations worldwide.
She started her career in the kitchen, moving into management after three years as Head Chef. Eventually she followed her passion for wine, and in 2001 created the first wine list for Hakkasan.
She now judges on numerous trade and consumer panels including Decanter World Wine Awards, New Wave Spanish Wines and Sommelier Wine Awards, and has judged overseas competitions such as the Wines of Chile and the International Riesling Challenge.
Parkinson has been called “one of the most creative wine buyers in the UK” by Jancis Robinson, and Chris Losh cites her as one of the three on-trade people who have most impressed him. In 2014 Meininger’s Wine Business listed her in their ‘Who’s Who’ of the UK wine trade.
This rare tasting will be interactive, inspiring and a must attend for anyone with saké on their drinks list.