NYC: Sakaya World Sake Tasting

World Sake Tasting Seitoku Junmai Ginjo (Gunma) & Dewazakura Dewa33 Junmai Ginjo (Yamagata) SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Tasters Guild Sake Tasting

TastersGuildNy Discovering 10 Handcrafted Artisanal Sake Organizers Description: Sake is one of the fastest growing segments in the wine market, fueled by the increase in popularity of Asian, and particularly Japanese cuisine. NY's better…

NYC: Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sunset Sail

Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sunset Sail of the NY Harbor June 15th This limited series of sails features NYC's most renowned sushi purveyor, Iron Chef Morimoto, and cool refreshing assorted sake, served on the decks of New York's most elegant schooner…

NYC: Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sunset Sail

Morimoto Sushi & Sake Sunset Sail of the NY Harbor June 15th This limited series of sails features NYC's most renowned sushi purveyor, Iron Chef Morimoto, and cool refreshing assorted sake, served on the decks of New York's most elegant schooner…

NYC: Sake & Cheese at NY Vintners

NYC: Sake & Cheese at NY Vintners EVENT DETAILS: We will taste five sakes paired with five cheeses from "East Village Cheese." The sake will include a cloudy sake in addition to a sweeter sake. WEBSITE: http://newyorkvintners.com/p-4013-sake-and-cheese.aspx July…

San Francisco: Sake Club Happy Hour

The San Francisco Sake Club Happy Hour Event Organizer's Description: The San Francisco Sake Club Yes, 5PM and only $10! Patio seating and cheap appetizers. See you then. San Francisco, CA 94108 - USA Fee: Donation: USD 10.00 per person Details…

LA: Sake Night at Kabuki Restaurant

Sake Play Day at Little Buddha Las Vegas

NYC: Kanpai NY at Joshua Liner Gallery

From the Event Sponsor: Hi Everyone, I'm excited to announce that we'll be pouring sake (in association with Chizuko Niikawa-Helton) at our friend Yumiko Kayukawa's opening reception at the Joshua Liner Gallery on July 11th. Yumiko Kayukawa…
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Coming Soon: “One Cup Sake” Week 2009!

Join me online from July 13-19 as we celebrate "One Cup Sake" in the USA. I'll be posting daily "One Cup Sake" reviews, videos, articles, interviews & more! It's gonna be big...
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Niigata Sakes at Sakaya

Mr. Ataru Kobayashi was found at Sakaya last week pouring samples of two of the fantastic Niigata sakes he imports through his company SENA Niigata Sake Selections. Kobayashi-san is an eloquent advocate for sake from his home prefecture of Niigata. You can really feel his passion for sake and that passion comes through in the sakes he selects to import.

More Beau Timken on WineLibrary.tv!

Check out more of our man Beau Timken of San Francisco's TrueSake.com schooling WineLibrary.tv's Gary Vay-ner-chuk about all things sake. Great Job Beau!! Check out Part 1 if you missed it! a-may-zing!! let's hear it for Sake!

Beau Timken Touts Sake on WineLibrary.tv!

Fellow Sake Samurai and all-around sake superstar Beau Timken of San Francisco's TrueSake.com helps WineLibrary.tv's Gary Vay-ner-chuk to learn more about sake. Not to be missed - part one of two! Check back soon for part two!

San Francisco: Sake Club Happy Hour

The San Francisco Sake Club Happy Hour Event Organizer's Description: The San Francisco Sake Club Yes, 5PM and only $10! Patio seating and cheap appetizers. See you then. San Francisco, CA 94108 - USA Thursday, June 25 at 5:00 PM Fee:…

Minneapolis: Sake Dinner at Bali

The Twin Cities Sake Meetup Group Ever since I read about a San Francisco sake group meeting at a Mexican restaurant, I've been thinking about stretching our sake boundaries. So, Bali it is! I am friends with the owners but I don't think I'm…

LA: Sake Dinner at Bar Hayama

Event Organizer Description: Sake Dinner at Bar Hayama To kick off summer, we have arranged a special sake tasting dinner at Bar Hayama, which includes a flight of three sake and kozara (Japanese tapas) selected by owner and sake sommelier,…

Seattle: Sake Nomi Golf Invitational

Saké Nomi Golf Invitational The 2-year anniversary fun continues on Sunday, June 28 @ 9 a.m., as we gather at Tukwila's Foster Golf Links for the 3rd edition of our haphazardly named Saké Nomi golf outing. The format this year will…

Seattle: Sake Nomi 2nd Anniversary Party

Saké Nomi 2nd Anniversary Party Please make plans to join us on Saturday, June 27, as we celebrate the 2nd anniversary of our opening. We plan on cracking the taru (cask) shortly after we open, at 2 p.m., and we'll be serving from that…
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Wakatake & Shiratake Tasting at Astor Wines

The first time I met Brewmaster Mr. Hibino, I found myself a little lost in translation and deep in the heart of Shizuoka Prefecture visiting Oomura Sake Brewery, home of the famous Wakatake Onikoroshi brand. This time, however, we were on…

Las Vegas: Sake Play Day

Sake Play Day at Little Buddha Las Vegas
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Sakaya Sake Shop on Eat Out NY!

Our friends Rick and Hiroko, owners of NYC's only all-sake store Sakaya, were recently interviewed by Eat Out NY's exuberant host Kelly Choi. Rick and Hiroko are media pros at this point having scored spots on Tokyo TV, NY1, and now this! I…
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007 on Sake: You Only Drink Twice

I recently saw a 1967 Japanese-themed James Bond film "You Only Live Twice" for the first time. This film takes place mostly in Japan and involves a complicated plot about an evil mastermind trying to provoke nuclear war between the Soviet…

Portland: SakeOne Summer Concert Series

SakéOne Outdoor Summer Concert Series featuring Stephanie Schneiderman & Keith Schreiner Stephanie Schneiderman delivers a gorgeous recording that transcends genre and defies convention. “Dangerous Fruit” reveals 11 songs that…

Portland: SakeOne Summer Concert Series

SakéOne Outdoor Summer Concert Series featuring The Slants The Slants blend new-wave, synth-pop and dance-oriented rock with an Asian flare. The Slants are bold, majestic and filled with unlimited potential to light the dark ignorance…

Portland: SakeOne Saketini Saturday

Sakétini Saturday SakéOne celebrates the very best summer cocktails this month at Sakétini Saturday The $5.00 tasting fee includes a flight of four sakés, three sakétinis and a tour. The tasting room is open from 11:00am to…

Portland: SakeOne Summer Concert Series

SakéOne Outdoor Summer Concert Series featuring The Dimes Portland, Oregon based band which combines experimental British sound and American rock and roll. “Quirky, harmony-driven, indie-pop five-piece with influences and sounds-like…

NYC: Sakaya Winebow Sake Tasting

Winebow Sake Tasting Ichishima Futsu-shu (Niigata) & Dewatsuru Kimoto Junmai (Akita) SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com
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June 2009 Sake & Food Pairing Class

It goes without saying that I really enjoy teaching sake classes at Astor Center! June started off with our super fun 'Sake and Food Pairing' class. This class takes a walk on the wild side of sake and really goes in search of some of the…

Portland: SakeOne Summer Concert Series

SakéOne Outdoor Summer Concert Series featuring The Minus Five Originally begun as an outlet for "Scott McCaughey songs the Young Fresh Fellows would likely never get around to recording, The Minus 5 has long been rooted in the talents…

Portland: SakeOne Summer Concert Series

SakéOne Outdoor Summer Concert Series featuring Point Juncture, WA “Local dream-pop quartet Point Juncture, WA just went rogue with the vinyl release of its incredible 2008 effort “Heart to Elk”. “ Rain or Shine 20%…
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Japan Society Sake Tasting ’09: Koji Power

It's becoming an delicious yearly ritual in my sake tasting routine: The annual Japan Society Sake Tasting and Lecture. Just as in 2007 and 2008, I was eagerly awaiting this year's tasting.

NYC: Niigata Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Event Description: Kakurei Junmai & Manotsuru SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Sakaya Umenoyado Sake Tasting

Event Description: Ume no Yado Junmai Ginjo & Ume no Yado Yuzushu SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

Interview: Sake Social’s Marc Smookler

Well, it's been the 21st Century for a few years now and while we don't yet have flying cars in every garage, there has been some pretty cool stuff happening! We've elected the first African American President, driven remote controlled rovers…

Boston: Ichishima Brewery Sake Seminar

EVENT DETAILS: Ever wanted to learn about Sake, but were afraid to ask? If the answer is yes, then this is the Sake Seminar for you. The Spirited Gourmet in Belmont is proud to welcome expert Michael Simkin as he pours through a selection…

NYC: Kanpai NY event at Aburiya Kinnosuke

From the Event Sponsor: Hi Everyone, Please join us for our next meetup event... We'll be meeting at Aburiya Kinnosuke (which is reviewed on our restaurants page) for a sake tasting and appetizers. We'll be trying 3 of our favorite sakes (Sougen…
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Niigata Sake Selections Tasting

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a litte thing for sake from Niigata prefecture. That first brew that enchanted me years ago, Hakkaisan, hails from Niigata and I've kinda been smitten by this region ever since. You can imagine my…
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Sake In the News

Sake is always the number one story with me, but other media outlets have been featuring a lot of news on Nihon-shu, too. Here is a quick roundup of some interesting sake stories making the news recently: Miho Fujita, president of the Mioya…