NYC: ASPEC Sake Tasting at Takashimaya

SPRING SAKE SOIREE Join us for a spirited evening of sake and hors d'oeuvres as we complement our stunning collection of sakeware with a selection of special sake from the Akita Sake Promotion & Export Council. Learn to distinguish various…

NYC: Denshin Yuki & Ken Tasting at Sakaya

From the Event Organizer: Two of our more popular sake will be featured in our tasting this Thursday evening at SAKAYA. Please join us between 6 and 8PM as Mr.Kanai from importer and distributor JFC will present these captivating brews, each…

NYC: Daimon Shuzo Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Daimon Shuzo Sake Tasting at Sakaya SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com
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Dassai at Momokawa Restaurant

My good friend and sake sommelier extraordinaire Chizuko-san alerted me to a special tasting event that was happening at Momokawa Restaurant (157 East 28th Street New York, NY 10016). Now, I DO know the Dassai brand very well, but I have never been to Momokawa, so I was intrigued to try a new place. I eat Japanese food a lot in NYC, so finding a new place would be a great find.

NYC: Japan Prestige at Sakaya

Japan Prestige importers Sake tasting at Sakaya. SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Meet the Brewer: Kyota Murai

Sake cocktail Hour with Murai Family Owner! Join the Staff of Bao Noodles for a casual meet the brewer event on April 28th from 5:30 to 7:30. We will introduce everyone to Kyota Murai, the 6th Generation owner of the Brewery as well as sample…

NYC: Tozai & Ama No To Tasting in Brooklyn

Polaner Sake Tasting at Long's Wines and Liqours Mike from Polaner will present three refined selections of Sake. Features free tastings of: Tozai Living Jewel Junmai :The aromas of white grape, anise, and a hint of sweet rice. These same…

San Franciso: Namazake Pairing Dinner

Namazake and Mediterranean Food Spring Pairing at Sozai! Next Wednesday, from 6 to 8 PM, Guest Chef Vincent Schofield and Sake Man Gil Payne present a Namazake and Mediterranean Food Spring Pairing at Sozai! Chef Schofield is a locally…

NYC: Amanoto Tasting at Sakaya

Amanoto Nama/non-Nama sake tasting SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Narutotai Tasting at Sakaya

Narutotai Sake Tasting SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Wakatake tasting at Sakaya

Wakatake Onikoroshi Sake Tasting SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Kiai Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Selection of sake from KIAI importing company. SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Japan Prestige at Sakaya

Japan Prestige Namazake Tasting SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Aftertaste 2 Balance & Harmony

Joy of Sake Aftertaste # 2 Balance & Harmony One characteristic all prize-winning sakes possesses is “balance.” For most sake judges, balance is more important than either taste or aroma. But what exactly is it that is in balance?…

NYC: Modern Sushi and Sake Degustation

James Beard Foundation Dinner: Modern Sushi and Sake Dégustation Yoshi Kousaka Jewel Bako/ NYC Hiroko Shimbo Hiroko’s Kitchen/ NYC Sake Sommeliers Hiroko Furukawa and Rick Smith Sakaya/ NYC Enjoy an exquisite tasting of sushi…

NYC: Modern Sushi and Sake Dinner

Tim Cushman and Sake Sommelier Nancy Cushman of O Ya Boston It has been a whirlwind year for sushi superstar O Ya, which has reeled in accolade after accolade. Named to the top spot on Frank Bruni’s list of “Ten Restaurants that…

NYC: Sake Hana Aged Sake Class 1

Sake Class V:Aged sake(for beginners) If you like fortified wine such as sherry, port, Madeira, Marsala, you definitely will like aged sake. Most of sake is made to be drunk young, within a year. But aged sake is not. You can enjoy it…

LA: Sake Tasting with Yuji Matsumoto

Sake Session with Master Sommelier Yuji Matsumoto Sniff, swirl, and sip your way through this unique sake seminar, tasting eight premium sakes from some of Japan's oldest and most prestigious producers. Japanese appetizers will be provided…

NYC: Kanpai NY Sake Meetup

Please join us for our second meetup event... We'll be meeting at Soba Totto (which is reviewed on our restaurants page) in the bar area for a sake tasting. We'll be trying 3 of our favorite sakes (TBD). Please RSVP through our meetup page.…

Sake and Kimono in the New York Times

On my sake adventures in Japan, I was lucky enough to attend ceremonies and sake events where I saw traditional men's kimono up close. I was impressed by the beauty and tradition of the kimono and began reading up on it's history and meaning.…