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Kerry Jo Rizzo DWS

KJ is a Wine and Sake sommelier in the SF Bay Area. Virtual & In-person beverage events booking now! Visit for contact info.
Sake Day 2024: Say HELLO to Sake Day! This is the original and largest "Nihonshu No Hi" or Sake Day Celebration outside of Japan! Let us guide you to the best sakes made in Japan and in the United States. Taste over 200 different types of sake. Let us educate you with sake education stations and let us entertain you with a party that is dedicated to all things sake! Purchase Tickets at
Sake School of America. Los Angeles, CA. J.S.A. Sake Diploma
SSI Sake Service Institute. Kita-ku, Tokyo. International Kikisake-Shi
Sake Sommelier Association. London, England. Certified Sake Educator
Sake Education Council. Chicago, IL. Certified Sake Professional
Sake Scholar. Toronto, Ont. by James Beard Award Winner Michael Tremblay
Court of Master Sommeliers. Level 2 Certified Sommelier
Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Berkeley, CA. Level 3 Award in Sake
Wine & Spirit Education Trust. New York, NY. Level 4 - Diploma in Wine & Spirits
Institute of Masters of Wine. London, England. S2 MW Student
Sip Somm. San Francisco, CA. Sommelier Event Services
Hôtel Biron. San Francisco, CA. Wine Director/GM
Fifth Taste. SF Bay Area. WSET Certified Sake Educator
Odyssey Wine Academy. Healdsburg, CA. Wine and Sake Educator
Sake Times. Tokyo, Japan. Columnist
Sake Tips!. Tokyo, Japan. Contributing Writer
Foreign Cinema. San Francisco, CA. Wine Director
True Sake. San Francisco, CA. Sake Specialist
IWSC. London, England. Wine Judge
Sequoia Sake. San Francisco, CA. Production Volunteer
DaVero Farms & Winery. Healdsburg, CA. Harvest Intern
Coi. San Francisco, CA. Sommelier
Hotel Fauchère - Relais & Châteaux. Milford, PA. Beverage Director
The Settler's Inn. Hawley, PA. Head Sommelier/Innkeeper
Italian Wine Merchants. New York, NY. Assistant Events Manager/Sommelier
Salute!. New York, NY. Captain
Regional Expertise: Italy
Regional Expertise: Japan
Inventory Management
Wine Judge
Wine Service- Bar or Wine Bar
Wine Service- Management
Wine Sourcing and Purchasing
Wine and Food Pairing
Wine & Sake Educator
Sake Writer
KJ is a Wine and Sake sommelier in the SF Bay Area. Virtual & In-person beverage events booking now! Visit for contact info.
1st light bulb: German Riesling. 2nd light bulb: 1882 Cossart Verdelho Madeira. 3rd light bulb: Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo.
Kerry Jo Rizzo DWS