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2009 Fall Akita Sake Tasting

If you can count on one thing, I would say it's that the folks involved with the Akita Sake Club know how to throw a sake party! It's that time of year again, and I was lucky enough to snag an ticket to the wonderful and fun Akita Sake Club…

NYC: Kanpai NY Bar Night at Soba Totto

Everyone, Please join us for our post-Thanksgiving bar night at Soba Totto on Saturday, November 28th. This time around we'll be celebrating the end of the Fall with drink specials ($2 off) on three of the best Hiyaoroshi namazake of the season (Sawanoi, Urakasumi, and Wakatake Onikoroshi). Looking forward to seeing you as we begin the holiday season!

Interview: Jouji Sato, Hinomaru Brewery

I was delighted to get the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Jouji Sato, president of Akita's Hinomaru Jozo Sake Brewery. Sato-san was in New York promoting his sakes and my friend Linda Noel Kawabata arranged for us to talk. Linda is the…
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Japanese Sake Makes Debut in British Parliament

I saw this great news tidbit on Kyodo News and found this fantastic! I wonder if sake has been served in the White House yet? prolly has! I'm especially excited as this story features Koichi Saura from Sake Samurai and Urakasumi fame! Yea…
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Naraman Sake Tasting at Sake Hana

When Sake Hana talks, people listen! or at least rabid sake fans listen. I was happy to be on the Sake Hana email list to get a notice about a special event being held in their little sake hideaway. Scott, Chizuko-san and I made our reservations…

NYC: Vine Connection Tasting at Sakaya

Vine Connection Sake Tasting at Sakaya Vine Connection Sake Tasting When: Sat Dec 19, 2009 5pm to Sat Dec 19, 2009 7pm EST Where: Sakaya SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc…

NYC: KAMOIZUMI NIGHT at Sakagura

KAMOIZUMI NIGHT Night at SAKAGURA! Sakagura and Kamoizumi Shuzo Co., LTD. Present “KAMOIZUMI NIGHT” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2009 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Sakagura is cordially invites you to a Thursday evening tasting event…
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Fall 2009 Wine of Japan Sake Tasting

The good sake times keep rollin' people! What is it about the Fall that delivers so many wonderful sake-rific events?! Must be the start of the sake brewing season that gets everyone's sake mojo flowing and the events underway. I'm all…
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"Underground" Sake Tasting at Decibel

I was lucky enough to hear about a true "underground" tasting at Decibel, the much beloved downstairs sake bar in the East Village. The vibe was very much a Japanese speakeasy crossed with a flash mob. It was crowded, but fun to see all the…

Umenoyado at Matsuri

Matsuri Restuarant has been ramping up their sake events and I was delighted to attend a recent event there devoted to Umenoyado sake sponsored by Daiei Trading Sake Importers. I last had Umenoyado sake at a tasting event at Sakaya back in…

NYC: Niigata SENA Tasting at Sakaya

Niigata SENA Tasting at Sakaya Niigata SENA Tasting When Sat, December 12, 4pm – 6pm Where SAKAYA Description Kakurei Daiginjo & Kirinzan Daiginjo SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253…

NYC: Sakaya Anniversary Tasting

Sakaya Anniversary Tasting SAKAYA Anniversary Tasting When Fri, December 5, 5pm – 7pm Where SAKAYA SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Sakaya Anniversary Tasting

Sakaya Anniversary Tasting SAKAYA Anniversary Tasting When Fri, December 4, 6pm – 8pm Where SAKAYA SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

NYC: Takaisami Tokubetsu Junmai at Sakaya

Takaisami Tokubetsu Junmai Tasting at Sakaya Takaisami Tokubetsu Junmai Tasting When Sat, November 28, 5pm – 7pm Where SAKAYA SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayan…

NYC: JFC Sake Tasting at Sakaya

JFC Sake Tasting at Sakaya JFC Sake Tasting When: Fri, November 20, 6pm – 8pm Where: SAKAYA Description: Gasanryu Honjozo & Junmai (Yamagata) SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SA…

NYC: Wataribune Junmai Ginjo at Sakaya

Wataribune Junmai Ginjo at Sakaya Wataribune Junmai Ginjo at Sakaya Sat, November 14, 5pm – 7pm SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com