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Different Daiginjos at Sakaya

Our friend Rick Smith of New York's only all sake Shop, Sakaya, recently held a tasting devoted to Daiginjo. I found this tasting to be interesting on many levels. Instead of opting for a "vertical" tastings where one might compare three grades…
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Prestige Sake Tasting: Spring Awakening

I was thrilled to recently get a close up look, and taste, of the latest offerings of Prestige Sake Imports. There was another rich array of selections from some of the best Prestige has to offer. Three breweries in particular were featured:…
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Introduction to Chikurin

I was so honored and excited to recently meet Mr. Niichiro Marumoto, President of Okayama Prefecture's Marumoto Sake Brewery - makers of well regarded Chikurin brand of sake which is imported by Joto Sake. I met Marumoto-san twice on his last…
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Cha-an Namazake Hanami

Ok, one thing I've certainly learned in my pursuit to understand even a little bit about Japanese culture over the years is that the Japanese sure do love their cherry blossoms. There is even a specific word for the activity of "flower viewing"…
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Brewers Invade Sakaya!

April has seen an influx of very interesting sake brewers visiting Sakaya. This is always really exciting! The brewers are my Superstars - they are as close to the brewing process as you can get and they make the magic happen. Here are some…

NYC: Kagatobi Tasting at Sakaya!

Sakaya Tasting: Selections of Kagatobi sake SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Niigata Tasting at Sakaya!

Niigata Sake SENA Tasting at SAKAYA! SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Samurai Tasting at Sakaya!

Sakaya Tasting: Sake Samurai Tasting! SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com Urakasumi Zen Junmai Ginjo (Miyagi) 15-16% Alc., Yamada Nishiki 50%, #12 yeast,…

NYC: Nishimoto Tasting at Sakaya!

Nishimoto Trading Company Tasting! Denemon Junmai Ginjo, Kudoki Jozu Junmai Ginjo SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Joto Tasting at Sakaya!

Sakaya Tasting: Selection of sakes from Joto importers SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Tomano Hikari Tasting

We  have just scheduled a visit from Mabuchi Keizo, from Tamano Hikari, the brewer of the tasty Junmai Daiginjo “Brilliant Jade.”  Keizo-san will be pouring his nihonshu from 6 to 8PM on Thursday, April 24. SAKAYA324 E.…

Elements of Sake Class

Here is information on what to expect in class - we always have fun! The Elements of Saké 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 production process…

NYC: World Sake Imports Dinner at Matsuri

Matsuri and World Sake Import present a tasting dinner. Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Reception: 6:30 pm • Dinner: 7:00 pm. Six courses & six premium sakes. $75 (excluding tax and gratuity) RSVP: (212) 243.6400 email: [email protected] Matsuri…

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: Elements of Sake Class!

Sorry, this class is now sold out. Please see our information for the Next sake class on July 28th.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…

NYC: Sakagura Ohanami Tasting

SAKAGURA presents The annual “OHANAMI” Sake Tasting Event 2008. Sakagura is very excited to announce the arrival of our anticipated Sake Tasting Event in 2008. The tasting event will feature over 50 selections include newly arrived…

NYC: Kyotofu Culture Event

The Tenugui. Price: $45 per person per session, including takehome gifts! Space is limited to 25 people per session, so please call 212-974-6012 to reserve your spot today! Learn how to wrap gifts and other items the Japanese way! Chiemi…

NYC: Spring Akita Tasting

The Eighth Spring Akita Sake Tasting Event Akita Sake Club was established in June 2006 to introduce AKITA Prefecture’s sake, food, and goods to the people in the NYC area. This Spring, ASC is proud to announce “The Akita Sake…

NYC: Different Daiginjo Tasting

Sakaya Tasting: Rick’s selection of “Dramatically Different Daiginjo’s” SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Prestige Nama Tasting

Sakaya Tasting: New Spring Release Namazake Arrivals from Japan Prestige Sake Imports SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: World Sake Tasting

Sakaya Tasting: Andrew Richardson from World Sake Imports SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Otokoyama tasting Sakaya

Sakaya Tasting: Otokoyama Brewer from Hokkaido SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com
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Japan Society 2008 Sake Tasting

The Japan Society yearly tasting event is a real hum-dinger and one of the true not-to-be-missed events of the sake social calendar in NYC. This year was extra fun as Sake Sensei and all around great guy John Gauntner was going to lecture on…