We invite you to our sake tasting!

Date & Time
May 3, 2023 from 11AM to 2PM CDT
Bridge 410
410 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60622

Since 2002, Cream has passionately represented and helped build the dynamic category of ginjo sake in Illinois. Our portfolio is a well curated selection from our supplier partners, Wine of Japan and World Sake Imports, two of the nation's leading sake importers. This collective has something for anyone and everyone who loves this soulful, authentic, historical, and magical beverage.

Current Cream Portfolio Status:

82 Unique Sakes

24 Prefectures

25 Rice Varieties

Special Guests

  • <p>Chris Johnson aka The Sake Ninja</p>

    Chris Johnson aka The Sake Ninja

    Chris is the national sales manager for World Sake Imports. Chris is a sake sommelier certified by the Sake Service Institute in 1999, a member of the board of directors for Joy of Sake, and has served as a senior judge for the U.S. National Sake Appraisal since 2000. Chris has judged for the International Wine Challenge Sake since 2015. Chris is a certified WSET Level 3 Sake Educator and in 2013 earned the distinguished title of Sake Samurai.

  • <p>Masahiro Takeda aka Sake Esquire</p>

    Masahiro Takeda aka Sake Esquire

    Established in 1973, Wine of Japan is one of the oldest family owned and operated national importers and distributors of ultra-premium Japanese sake, spirits and beer. Third generation Masahiro Takeda is currently the vice president of this prestigious company. In this role, he curates a comprehensive portfolio of around 250 brands of Japanese sake, beer, and spirits like shochu, distributed in 30 states. Prior to this role, Mas worked in international architecture and later practiced commercial law in Florida and New York.


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