Bernard Weil, Chief Photographer/Multimedia
What better assignment than the opening of a brewery to get out the lights and shoot stills for a change. This one however, is a sake brewery. The Ontario Spring Water Sake Company, in downtown Toronto's Distillery Historic District, is a first for the city and indeed for all of eastern North America. I'm no sake connoisseur, but after the sample I had (yes, a small one), I'll be making a trip back after opening day, April 29, to the public to grab a few gift bottles.
Master brewer Yoshiko Takahashi grabs a sake bag from Kai Kitajima to place inside the press. The sake pours out into the container below where it will be further refined. The leftover product in the bags will be used to make salad dressing, ice cream and crackers.