NYC: Dassai at Sushi Damo

Sake tasting w/ Christian Choi, Sake Sommelier & Sakurai-san from Dassai sake brewery. For more information on this event, please contact: Sushi Damo 330 W. 58th St NY, NY 10019 (212) 707-8609 Website: sushidamo.com

NYC: Artisanal Cheese and Sake Class

Deluxe Sakes & Artisanal Cheeses The world's finest cheeses deserve the best beverage partners! In this class, Sake Ambassador at Southern Wine & Spirits, Monica Samuels will team up with our own Dean of Curriculum, Max McCalman, to showcase…
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Japan 2008: Fukumitsuya Brewery

Day 5 in Japan started early with a trip out of Tokyo. I met Fukumitusya Brewery export salesman Mr. Yageta at Tokyo Station and we boarded the train for Ishikawa Prefecture. Although he’s usually stationed in Tokyo, he was kind enough to travel with me all the way to Ishikawa. Fukumitsuya Brewery is located in Kanazawa City. This small town on the sea of Japan is sometimes known as “little Kyoto” because of the number of historical attractions found here.
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Japan 2008: Wataribune Brewery

Day 4 of my Japan trip takes me on another sake adventure. This 2008 sake tour is starting to pick up speed and the shinkansen has left the station. This time, I'm headed to Ishioka city in Ibaraki Prefecture to visit Takaaki Yamauchi,…
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Japan 2008 Sake Summit, Act II: Kumpai

After a lovely morning sake tasting and tour at Oomuraya Brewery, the intrepid Shizuoka tour guide extraordinaire, Robert-Gilles led Melinda, Etsuko and myself onward to another Shizuoka sake maker. Kumpai Brewery is a small sake brewery…
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Japan 2008 Sake Summit, Act I: Wakatake

My next day in Japan was too full to fit into one blog post, so here is Act I! Of course, I'm referring to the 2008 Sake Blogger's Summit held this year in beautiful Shizuoka Prefecture. Forget the G8, we're talking about the Sake 4: Etsuko…

NYC: Sake Samurai Tasting at Sakaya!

Please join me at SAKAYA for a tasting of some sake from breweries I visited on my most recent trip to Japan! SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Octoberfest at Sakaya!

Just as beer lovers in Germany look forward to Oktoberfest, sake drinkers excitedly anticipate the release of the Autumn seasonal sake, Hiyaoroshi. Brewed using the newly harvested rice from the previous Fall, Hiyaoroshi is pasteurized once…

Seattle: Sake 101 at Sake Nomi

Saké 101 at Sake Nomi! It just might change your life! Here at Saké Nomi, we believe the more you learn about saké, the more you can enjoy it! To welcome all the new nomidachi ("drinking companions") who've visited us in the…

Seattle: Sake 101 at Sake Nomi

Saké 101 at Sake Nomi! Here at Saké Nomi, we believe the more you learn about saké, the more you can enjoy it! Throughout the year, we conduct classes and special tastings focused on different saké-related topics. In an…

NYC: Autumn Akita Sake Tasting

“The Seventh Autumn Akita Sake Tasting Event” ASC was established in June 2006 to introduce AKITA Prefecture’s sake, food, and goods to the people in the NYC area. This Autumn, ASC is proud to announce “The Akita…
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Japan 2008: Sake Club Okanaga

"Membership Has It's Privileges", or at least that is what Amex says. You know, I've gotten through life pretty well without being a member... and I don't just mean Amex. I'm talking no Fraternity, no food co-op and I've never even owned a…
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Japan 2008: One Cup Wonder - Sake Bar Buri

I was a man on a mission. This was only my second trip to Japan, and I had my priorities clearly defined. What was my number one top priority upon arriving in Japan? Catch up with friends? Eat Sushi at Tsukiji Market? Commune with nature…
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Japan 2008: Let the Journey Begin!

Watch this space for soon to be published Reports from my Recent trip to Japan! I visited many Breweries and rode the shinkansen from one end of Japan to the other (almost). There were a ton of new experiences for me... I harvested sake…