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2008 Golden Masu Awards

With 2008 coming to a close it's only natural to want to look back and ponder the best sakes of the year. In other words, it's time to announce the 2008 UrbanSake.com Golden Masu Awards! Let's honor those sakes that stood out from the pack and made 2008 the best year for sake yet.

Top 5 Sparkling Sakes for New Year’s Eve

This year, try something new to tickle your nose as you ring in the new year. Sake seems to be the eternal up and coming underdog, but to be honest, the selection of sparkling sake available in the USA has never been better. Referred to in Japanese as "happo-shu", sparking sake undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle, just as champagne does, so you won't miss a single bubble with the switch from grapes to Sake.

Interview: Dewey Weddington at SakeOne

My recent trip to SakéOne in Forest Grove, Oregon gave me a chance to visit with Dewey Weddington, their Vice President of Marketing. Dewey was kind enough to answer some of my questions about SakéOne and the sake industry.

Minneapolis: Moto-i Sake Class!

MOTO-I Monthly Sake Seminar Would you like to learn more about sake, taste a range of grades and styles, tour a sake brewery and eat some good izakaya fare? moto-i will host an 8 hour sake seminar for 15 people every month, or more, depending…

NYC: Elements of Sake 2: Pairing Sake & Food

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

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: Japan Prestige Sake Tasting at Sakaya

FREE tasting of special sake from Japan Prestige sake! don't miss it! SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Niigata tasting at Sakaya

FREE tasting of special sake from Niigata sake selection. They will be pouring: Kirizan Junmai Daiginjo, Minogawa Koshi no Omachi Junmai Daiginjo, & Kakurei Plum Sake SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253…

NYC: Tsushima Kagatobi Dinner

Join Kagatobi week! Pairing Dinner at Tsushima Restaurant $100 141 East 47th St. New York, NY 10017 Tel. 212-207-1938