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Hokkaido Hits the Big Apple

Hokkaido is the northern most island of Japan, a huge place with lots of agriculture, open spaces and cold winters. It's capital is Sapporo which calls to mind another certain alcoholic beverage more so than sake in the minds of most folks.…

Sake Bars Featured in the New York Times

Compared to the coverage wine and beer get in the mainstream media, sake coverage often trails far behind. Every once in a while, though, sake gets its moment to shine. According to UrbanSake.com headquarter's scientific calculations, sake…

NYC: Urban Sake Lecture @ N.Y. ANIME Festival!

I am holding a lecture on Sake at the 2008 New York ANIME Festival. I held a similar Lecture at the Anime Festival last year and it was a lot of fun! This festival is a riot and if you happen to go, don't miss my lecture! CLICK HERE to…

Interview: Mr. Yageta of Fukumitsuya Brewery

I recently got the chance to sit down with Mr. Junichi Yageta, who works for the very well regarded Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery. Fukumitsuya Brewery, founded in 1625 in Kanazawa City in Ishikawa Prefecture, is the producer of the "Kagatobi"…
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Sakagura Hosts Joto Sake

New York City is crowded, loud, humid and dirty. Why on earth would anyone want to live here? For me, the answer is easy. Where else in the U.S. can I get such easy access to top notch sake tastings?! A recent event I went to was simply fantastic…

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…

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…

Interview: Miho Imada of Imada Brewery

I had the great pleasure of meeting Miho Imada, Master Brewer for the Imada Sake Brewery, for the first time at Sake Hana back in 2006 and again in April 2008. Imada-san's sake is a splendid example of hand crafted Hiroshima Sake. There are…
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Prestige 2008 Summer Sake Tasting

Prestige Sake Association Importers had another wonderful tasting event to introduce sakes in New York. This time, the focus was on an array of summer nama sake along with two outstanding breweries in the Prestige portfolio: Umenishiki and…

Interview: Rick and Hiroko of SAKAYA

SAKAYA is already a New York City landmark for the emerging Sake community in the City. Owners and my dear friends Rick Smith and Hiroko Furukawa have been running the shop now for over 6 months with great success, working 7 days a week to…

Seattle: Sake, Sushi & Sumo!

Combining just a few of our fav-o-rite things, we're excited to be hosting the 2nd edition of "Triple S" Night on Saturday, April 18 from 7 p.m. The three "S"s are, of course, premium saké, sushi, and sumo. (The fourth, unmentioned "s"…

Seattle: Sake 101 at Sake Nomi

Saké 101: "The Basics," or "Why Does This Stuff Taste So Good?" will cover all the essential information you need to enhance your saké drinking experience. From how premium saké is graded, to the brewing process and beyond, this fun,…

Seattle: Sake Japanese Lessons!

Have you ever been mystified and confused by the kanji on a saké bottle label? When partaking of a delicious brew at a Japanese restaurant or friend's house, did you ever want to politely say "Thank you, sir, may I have another?" in Japanese?…
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Edo's Bravest Inspire Kagatobi Sake

Where's the Fire? Well, for the coolest dudes in Edo-period Japan it was where ever you would find the Kaga-tobi, or the Kaga Clan Firemen. These firefighters were viewed by the general public as masculine and tough but above all they were…

NYC: Sakaya Prestige Summer Nama Tasting

Sakaya Prestige Summer Nama TastingSAKAYA : 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Sakaya Joto Sake Tasting

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

NYC: SAKAYA World Sake Tasting

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