About...

 
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Cindy Bissig created Sake Nomad because she believes in sharing the love of Japanese sake one cup at a time. She is interested and curious to meet people from all over the world and share her passion for Japanese sake with them. Because "Nihonshu", Japanese Sake is so much more than just a beverage, it is the passion and dedication of people that she wants you to meet.

 

Having been in the Hospitality industry for more than 20 years Cindy has been working for high-end hotels, venues, and restaurants internationally, as well as spent an amazing time in Ireland, where besides her busy job in a travel start-up she also introduced the lively Dublin pub scene through some cutom-made tours. However, she always had a love for Japan...

 

Among other things, she studied hospitality management, including food and beverage, at the prestigious Institute Cesar Ritz in Switzerland, which she left with honors and where she discovered a passion for wine. However, her real love, she discovered, later, is with Japanese sake. This is why she decided to pursue this as a career. Cindy Bissig is a certified International Kikisake-shi and has done many other courses, such as the coveted Sake Professional Course run by “the sake guy” and founder of “Sake World” John Gauntner. 

In terms of hands-on experience, she has joined Gakkogura, organized by Obata Shuso on Sado Island for a week as well as spent a weekend making sake at Miyoshikiku Brewery on Shikoku Island so far...

 

These days she works mainly behind the sake scene promoting local sake tourism & sake breweries as well as creating content surrounding it. She is also hosting a weekly sake podcast called "Sake Unplugged" and is part of "Sake On Air" sometimes on but mostly off air as part of their production team. She writes for a variety of publications such as Obsessed with Japan, Sakegeek or Senpai Japan, which are both local and global travel magazines showcasing this wonderful country. And yes when she does get a chance or request, she still enjoys guiding tours or giving workshops around (surprise) sake and local Japan. Between all of that, you likely find her traveling around Japan, enjoying the local cuisine, culture, and of course drinking sake. You can also follow her travel blog Let's Travel and Eat for travel tips, local insights, and fun anecdotes from her adventures traveling around this beautiful country.