Top 5 Sakes for Valentine’s Day!

I'll let you in on a little secret, if you're looking for something to make your Valentine's Day spark, look no further than Sake. If you are trying to capture the heart of someone new or impress your current love, you'll be surprised by what a little Nihon-shu can do!

NYC: Sake Sundays at Kyotofu

Sake Sundays at Kyotofu Introducing Sake Sundays at Kyotofu Half-off all sake glasses and bottles during January and February! When: Every Sunday during January and February, from 5:30pm - 12:30pm What: 50% off all Sake Glasses…
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Teaching Sake 101 at Sake Hana

Last night I had the great pleasure of teaching a Sake 101 class for the fine folks at Sake Hana. Arranged by Manager Toshi-san, the class was the second in a series of instructional classes that were requested by Sake Hana Customers.

NYC: Hakkaisan Tasting at Sakaya

Hakkaisan Sake tasting at Sakaya Free tasting of Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo and Hakkaisan Ginjo! 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: World Sake Tasting at Sakaya

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

NYC: Bacchus Wines Sake & 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 different varieties?",…

NYC: Sake Sundays at Kyotofu

Sake Sundays at Kyotofu Introducing Sake Sundays at Kyotofu Half-off all sake glasses and bottles during January and February! When: Every Sunday during January and February, from 5:30pm - 12:30pm What: 50% off all Sake Glasses…

NYC: Sake Sundays at Kyotofu

Sake Sundays at Kyotofu Introducing Sake Sundays at Kyotofu Half-off all sake glasses and bottles during January and February! When: Every Sunday during January and February, from 5:30pm - 12:30pm What: 50% off all Sake Glasses…
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Sakaya Tasting: Naraman and Shichiken

Tonight Sakaya hosted a fun and informative tasting to allow sake fans to try two fantastic sakes side by side - and also both warmed and chilled. The results were really interesting to say the least.

NYC: Valentine’s Tasting at Sakaya

Rick and Hiroko at Sakaya will be pouring some fantastic sakes for valentine's day: Ban Ryu "the Thousands Way" Honjozo (Yamagata), Kudoki Jozu "Pickup Artist" Junmai Ginjo (Yamagata), Hana Hou Hou shu Sparkling Sake (Okayama) SAKAYA 324…

NYC: Nishimoto Trading Tasting at Sakaya

Rick and Hiroko at Sakaya will be pouring some fantastic sakes from Nishimoto importers, namely: Naraman Junmai (Fukushima) & Shichiken Junmai Ginjo (Yamanashi) SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SA…

NYC: Joy of Sake Aftertaste: Aroma

Joy of Sake Aftertaste: Origin of Aroma It took sake-makers nearly a century to unlock the secrets of how to make ginjo sakes with floral and fruity aromas. This month's Aftertaste looks at how brewers coax fragrances like apple, banana,…
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Cold Weather, Hot Sake!

Tonight was freezing in New York! What an inspired idea then to enjoy some warmed sake. This versatility is one of the real secret weapons in the sake world. Sake can be fantastic both warmed and chilled. People often think sake should…

NYC: Azumaichi at Sakaya!

Great Tasting at Sakaya! FREE Azumaichi tasting at Sakaya! Azumaichi Junmai & Azumaichi Junmai Ginjo from Saga SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Joto Tasting at Sakaya

Great Tasting at Sakaya! FREE Joto Sake tasting at sakaya! It'll be yummy! please join me! Namazake! Wataribune nama Junmai Ginjo and Kasumitsuru Taiheikai Nigori nama. SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253…

NYC: JFC tasting at Sakaya

Great Tasting at Sakaya! Chiyomusubi Tokubetsu Junmai (Tottori) & Goriki Junmai Ginjo (Tottori) SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

Interview: Lannie Ahn at Izakaya Ten

Izakaya Ten is a great Japanese style sake pub in Chelsea. Becoming ever more sake friendly, they recently expanded their sake list and also expanded their hours (Thursday-Saturday 'til 3:00am). Who's behind all this wonderful sake expansion? It's Lannie Ahn, Izakaya Ten owner, but also a true sake aficionado. I recently sat down with Lannie to discuss the world of sake.
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January’s Fun Elements of Sake Class

Last night was my first sake teaching gig of the new year and we had a really fun Elements of Sake class at Astor Center. We were sold out to capacity and the weather was damp and drizzly, but students arrived excited and happy to learn more about sake.
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Sake Blogger Summit ’09!

What do you get when you mix Tokyo Foodcast Sake Bloggers Ted and Etsuko, Jocelyn and Carlos from the You, madam, are no Ambrose Bierce blog, Bloggers Rick and Hiroko from New York's SAKAYA Sake Shop, Scott and yours truly from UrbanSake,…

NYC: Elements of Sake Class at Astor Center

Sorry! This class is sold out! Please sign up for our April 29th 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…

NYC: Sake 101 Lecture at Sake Hana!

UrbanSake lecture at Sake Hana Join me for a fun and informative sake 101lecture at Sake Hana! Class II: Sake 101 admission: $60 1. The difference of Junmai, Ginjo, Daiginjo 2. How is sake made? 3. What is Koji? 4. Hot sake =…
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New Year’s Eve 2008 at Sakagura

I love New Year's Eve tradtions... but I really love a New Year's Eve tradition that involves sake! No problem for me, as I've got one! Scott and I have made it our tradition to head to Sakagura Restaurant each New Year's eve to celebrate in true style and luckily for me, this year was no exception!