Honami’s interview as one of the best Sake Professional in the U.K with WSET Global’s blog page

March 13, 2019 Education


Honami has been working with wine and sake for more than 16 years in London – as a chef, sommelier as well as an retail specialist on Sake, Wine and Spirit.  Honami has been studying with WSET for many years and Honami believes that WSET qualification courses are excellent.  


Honami has been judging for the renowned International Wine Sake Challenge for more than 10 years.  


On Honami’s interview with WSET Global, it states how great IWC sake and how important it is to make sake truly global and competitive.  


You can read more about her interview here: 


Honami has left IWC Sake in order to gain some more valuable experiences judging in different environments to gain more extensive experiences as a true global sake professional from 2019.


Honami is truly thankful for all the fabulous experiences that IWC Sake provided her so far and wish them all the very best for the coming future.  







Honami Matsumoto

She has been working with sake for nearly 15 years and is a Kikisakeshi-qualified sake sommelier, WSET-certified educator and an International Wine Challenge(IWC) Panel Judge in the sake category.

Having trained at Leith’s School of Food & Wine and Le Cordon Bleu, Honami is a qualified sommelier and has worked at some of London’s world-renowned restaurants, including Le Gavroche, as well as luxury wine and spirits merchant Hedonism Wines.