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Bring Your Own Sake

After my friend Nell heard about all the fun we had at the International cyber-sake tasting, she suggested another event: an at-home B.Y.O.S. (bring your own sake) tasting. Bring Your Own Sake events are such fun - you never know what the…
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Akita Sake Connoisseurs’ Club

From all the pictures I've seen, Akita Prefecture is a place of great natural beauty and they make some pretty darn good sake, too. I was thrilled when I heard about a tasting that would focus specifically on the sakes from this Prefecture.…
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The Wrath of “Kan”

One of the really surprising things about the study of Sake is that once you think you know something, you find out, you really know nothing at all. Yes, Sake can humble you in this way. Whatever you've learned, there is always more to explore.…
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Domo Arigato Mr. Robata

My sake friend Nell works at an amazing robata grill restaurant on the east side called Aburiya Kinnosuke (213 East 45th, 212-867-5454). After many promises to visit, I was overdue to give Nell's workplace a try. Once I found out Aburiya was…
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NO! NO! Today’s Amazing Special

I feel like i'm getting a little more adventurous every so often and trying some new sake bar, or izakaya or sushi place that may be a little bit out of my comfort zone. That was indeed the case for Donburi-ya (137 East 47th, 212-980-7909).…