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Chizuko-san’s Nama Tasting at Sakaya

Sakaya has been having some great tastings! A recent enjoyable afternoon was spent visiting with Chizuko-san, our friend and well known Sake Sommelier at Sakagura. Chizuko-san was introducing us to 3 sakes that are perfect for the coming spring. The…
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Jetro Sake Tasting

In early March, The Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro) held an industry tasting event and lecture called "Japanese Jizake: Artisan Sake Tasting at the Ambassador's Residence." This really fun event was held at the official residence…

NYC: Elements of Sake Class

Please join me!! I am teaching a sake 101 class at the new Astor center called the "Elements of Sake." This class is a fun, informative and tasty way to dive into the world of premium saké. UPDATE! Use  coupon code SAKE08 to get…

NYC: Elements of Sake Class!

Please join me!! I am teaching a sake 101 class at the new Astor center called the "Elements of Sake." This class is a fun, informative and tasty way to dive into the world of premium saké. We'll walk you through every step of the saké…

NYC: Chikurin Tasting at Sakaya

Mr. Niichiro Marumoto, President of Chikurin Brewery from Okayama will be pouring Chikurin Fukamari Junmai, Karoyaka Junmai Ginjo, and Hou Hou Shu sparkling sake. SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE…
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Love ya, Kyo-ya

I recently went to Kyo-ya (94 East 7th Street, 212-982-4140) and I have to say, it was one of the best Sake-food pairing restaurants I've been to in a while. This place rocks. The first sake we tried was a fantastic Born Muroka Nama Genshu…

Urban Sake Facelift

Ok, I'm man enough to admit when I've had a little work done. Nobody wants to look frozen in a time warp and Urban Sake is no exception. Today we're launching our new website design with lots of new features. Check it out: Upcoming Events…