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Kaiseki Birthday at Kai

The Kaiseki dinner is food's answer to the japanese tea ceremony: elegant, rarefied and focused on every detail. Scott took me to just such a dinner for my birthday this year. He chose Kai Restaurant above Ito En Tea store on Madison ave.…
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Teaching Elements of Sake at Astor

I recently taught my second sake class at the new Astor Center. I have to say, we had a really fun night! The students were enthusiastic, interested and asking some great questions. Since this was my second class in "the study" classroom and…
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Samurai Tasting at Sakaya

What: Tim Sullivan Samurai Tasting When: Sat. March 8th, 2-4pm Where: Sakaya (324 E. 9th Street) Why: It's free and fun and delicious! Please stop by if you can to sample some fantastic sakes that have a connection to the Samurai Spirit. I've…
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Sakaya’s February Tasting Roundup

My friends Rick and Hiroko at Sakaya (324 E. 9th Street, 212-505-7253) have a fantastic and seemingly endless parade of superior, and FREE tasting events happening at their Sake Shop. If you haven't yet, be sure to check their website to learn…
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Masuizumi Tasting at Kyotofu

Our Friends Nicole and Michael at Kyotofu were kind enough to invite me to a special tasting at their place. The well regarded sake brand Masuizumi of Toyama prefecture was presenting some of their flagship sakes as well as something new…
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Dassai 23 Done Four Ways

Having visited the home of Dassai in Yamaguchi Prefecture last Oct. I couldn't miss the opportunity to attend the special Dassai 23 tasting put together by Sakagura Restaurant earlier this month. They were serving 4 rare Dassai sakes, 3 of…
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Brewer Interview: Tsushima Kitahara

I recently had the chance to try Shichiken Junmai Ginjo Sake (SMV +4, ALC 14.5%) once again. It's really an amazing brew. The one thing I hear again and again about this sake is that it's versatile and can be easily enjoyed both chilled and…
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Elements of Sake Class Filling Up!

There are currently only 5 seats left for my Feb 18th Sake Class at Astor Center! If you want to get in on this class please Click Here to sign up soon! Also, there is a special coupon below that is good for this February 18th class only! Here…
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Prestige Sake Tasting: Ogre Achievers

I've never met a real, live Ogre before today, but I have to say I was surprised how nice and photogenic he was. I would say downright friendly! ...And any Ogre that is passing out sake is a friend of mine! I met my new "Oni" friend at…