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Sake 101 for Anime Fans

I had the distinct pleasure of giving a sake 101 lecture again this year at the New York Anime Festival. Faithful readers of UrbanSake.com will remember my big adventure last year at this event, where I was totally unprepared for the raucous…
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Joy Joy Joy Of Sake 2008

The annual Joy of Sake event is the mother lode of sake tastings brought right to our backyard. In the span of 3 hours, there is more sake, great food and enthusiastic drinkers than you can shake a stick at. Best of all, there are tons of…
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JFC New York Sake Expo ’08

JFC is a well known importer of Sake and Japanese food stuffs and I was delighted to recently attend their Fall '08 New York Sake Expo! As I traveled from table to table at the Expo, I met some very interesting people, and some very interesting…
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Winebow Importers Brings You Sake

Winebow is a importing company that focuses mostly on bringing great Italian Wines to the U.S. Of late, they have made a move into the world of sake! Currently importing two diverse portfolios, one from Akita and one from Niigata, more sake…
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Viva Akita! Viva Genshu!

The Akita Sake Club has come a long way, baby! The most recent event was held again at the Japan American Association offices in Midtown and was the Club's 6th meeting that celebrates the sake from Japan's Akita Prefecture. In addition to…

Interview: Chris Pearce and the Joy of Sake

The annual Joy of Sake tasting event is considered the "not to be missed" sake event of the year. Luckily, there is still time to get a ticket for this veritable sake-palooza, which is happening this year in New York on Sept 25th. I've enthusiastically…

NYC: Sakagura Akita Sake Tasting Party

SAKAGURA and ASPEC present “Gifted Akita Sake Tasting Party”! On Wednesday, September 24th, SAKAGURA will play proud host to Five of the most distinguished breweries, ASPEC, is yet to be introduced to the U.S. Market from Akita,…

NYC: Meet the Brewer’s Tasting at Tailor

With The Joy of Sake coming up next Thursday, a number of other sake events have been scheduled around the city. Here's one that provides a chance to meet four visiting brewers and sample their delicious sakes. Wednesday, September…

San Francisco: Sake Day 2008

Be a part of history on Wednesday October 1st at Ft. Mason's "Golden Gate Room" when the world stops for a day - and sake lives for a night! Nihonshu no Hi is the day of sake in Japan every October 1st and partners True Sake, Mari's Catering…

NYC: Bacchus Sake and Sushi Event

Sake and Sushi! So we all know that sake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice, but have you ever wanted to know more? Unanswered questions like “when should sake be served cold?” and “how can I decipher all the…

NYC: Elements of Sake Class Level II

Please join me!! I am teaching an advanced sake class at the new Astor center called the “Elements of Sake, Part II.” The perfect follow-up to The Elements of Saké or an ideal choice for any saké enthusiast eager to broaden…

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: Masumi Arabashiri Tasting at Sakaya

Masumi Arabashiri Nama tasting at Sakaya. don't miss it! SAKAYA : 324 E. 9th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10003 212.505.SAKE (7253) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Kagatobi Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Kabatobi 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 Chiyomusubi Sake Tasting

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