Las Vegas: Banzai Sake Party

Banzai Beverage Company sake party

Kubota Night at Sakagura

After my fun Kubota Adventure at Decibel, I didn't want to miss the Kubota event at Sakagura! This time I was in for one of my new favorite sakes...Senshin Junmai Daiginjo!! Today, Sanjo-san, visiting from the brewery that makes Kubota, was serving a special and beautifully presented Kubota Junmai Daiginjo set. This set included Kubota Manju Junmai Daiginjo, Tokugetsu Junmai Daiginjo, and last but not least Senshin Junmai Daiginjo.

Kubota Sake Tasting at Decibel

In early February, on the night of one of our awful winter storms this year, I trekked over to Decibel to attend a fantastic Kubota event. They weather was storming, but I followed by Sake Samurai Motto: Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays the sake samurai from the swift attendance of their appointed sake tastings.

LA: Joy of Sake Aftertaste: Into the Valley of the Dolls

Joy of Sake Aftertaste: INto the Valley of the Dolls March 3 is Girl's Day in Japan, celebrated with colorful dolls, festive foods and furtive nips of shirozake (sweet white sake) when the parents aren't looking. To enjoy this happy…

LA: An evening of Chilled Artisan Sake

Sake Mini Fest @ The Wine House EVENT DETAILS from the organizer: Our sake buyer Merritt Kopina and owner Randy Kemner team up to present some of the greatest brewed beverages on the planet! Come see what many people are trading their weekday…

NYC: Vine Connections Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Vine Connections Sake Tasting at Sakaya Vine Connections Tasting: Tentaka "Hawk in the Heavens" Junmai & Kanbara "Bride of the Fox" Junmai Ginjo When: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6pm to Fri Mar 12, 2010 8pm EST Where: SAKAYA SAKAYA 324…

NYC: Masumi Arabashiri at Sakaya

Masumi Arabashiri Sake Tasting at Sakaya Masumi Arabashiri Sake Tasting When: Fri Apr 2, 2010 6pm to Fri Apr 2, 2010 8pm EDT Where: SAKAYA SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.…

NYC: Masumi Arabashiri at Sakaya

Masumi Arabashiri Sake Tasting at Sakaya Masumi Arabashiri Sake Tasting When: Fri Mar 26, 2010 6pm to Fri Mar 26, 2010 8pm EDT Where: SAKAYA Event Status: confirmed SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253…

NYC: Kotsuzumi Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Kotsuzumi Sake Tasting at Sakaya Kotsuzumi Sake Tasting When: Sat Mar 6, 2010 6pm to Sat Mar 6, 2010 8pm EST Where: SAKAYA Event Description: Kotsuzumi Junmai Daiginjo & Tokubetsu Junmai (Hyogo) SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn…

Philly: Sake Fest 2010

Sake Fest 2010 Presented by and Event Navigators Wednesday 14 April 2010 6 to 8:30 PM Loews Philadelphia Hotel Millennium Ballroom - 2nd Floor 1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Admission: $59.50 online …

San Francisco: Ichishima Sake Dinner

Ichishima Sake Dinner at Blowfish A delectable prefix dinner paired with five of Ichishima's top sakes. Chef Kenichi will be preparing many varieties of Japanese traditional & exotic dishes to be paired with Ichishima sakes. Guest speakers…

Akira Organic Sake in New York!

I was lucky enough to attend some wonderful and cutting edge sake events this past week. What makes them cutting edge? One word: Organic.

NYC: Gen’s Farewell Party at Soba Totto

As they say, all good things must come to an end, and sadly Gen Yamamoto's last day at Soba Totto is February 15th. Please join us on February 15th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, as we celebrate a year of great events and great drinks with Gen at Soba Totto!

Seattle: 2nd Annual Seattle Sake Matsuri

2nd Annual Seattle Sake Matsuri The number of participating brewers is increasing (we're up to 14 now -- double last year's participants!), and the number of available tickets is rapidly decreasing, so please don't hesitate and do make plans…

NJ: Sake Tasting & Cultural Exchange in NJ

Sake Tasting & Cultural/Business Exchange in NJ This special event offers Asian and American communities in New Jersey an opportunity to develop friendships and business relations in a fun and casual party-like atmosphere. It’s a gathering…

Upcoming Kubota Sake Events in NYC

Kubota is coming to town! One of the most famous premium sake brands in all of Japan, "Kubota" has two fantastic sake events scheduled for this week! If you can make it, I think they will be fantastic! Mr. Sanjo from the Brewery will be a special guest at both events and able to answer questions and help introduce you Kubota. Don't miss these events

Sake Dictionary Iphone App

Sake Super-Sensei John Gauntner has come out with his first Iphone app - it's a version of his valuable sake dictionary that you can carry without at all times now on your Iphone. This is surely to be a much loved app for every sake fan out there.

NYC: Kubota Event at Sake Bar Decibel

KUBOTA SAKE at DECIBEL 3 NOTES OF KUBOTA SAKE and Japanese Party Favors... with special guest: Masamichi Sanjo – sake sommelier $18 (limited supplies) Sake Specials- Hekiju, Tokugetsu, Senju

Japanese Culinary Center Sake Tasting

Sake Sensei George Kao recently taught a fun Sake 101 class with a twist at the beautiful Japanese Culinary Center. The twist? George incorporated a blind tasting contest into the event. It made for a fun and exciting showdown for everyone attending!

Interview: Yohei Ito, Akita Seishu Brewery

Late last year, had the opportunity to meet Mr. Yohei Ito of Akita Seishu Sake Brewery. Akita Seishu is well known for many delicious sakes including both the Kariho and Dewatsuru brands. Mr. Ito was kind enough to agree to answer some questions about the sake world from his point of view.

NYC: Kubota Night at Sakagura

Sakagura and Asahi Shuzo present “KUBOTA NIGHT” 久保田ナイト FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2010 9:00 PM TO 11:30 PM Sakagura is very proud of announcing to its much-anticipated sake tasting event. On Friday, we will play proud host to the most distinguished brewery, Asahi Shuzo that is well known by “Kubota” series from Niigata, Japan. (

Organic Akira Sake Events in NYC

There are several upcoming sake events in NYC that introduce the exciting new AKIRA brand of organic junmai sake from Ishikawa prefecture. This sake is not yet for sale in the US market, so this is a very RARE chance to try this delicious organic sake rice made into a beautiful sake!