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Spring is in the air and with nature’s early signs of the season beginning to make their appearance, sake enthusiasts are excited about the arrival of this year’s Masumi Arabashiri Junmai Ginjo from Nagano prefecture’s Miyasaka Brewery.

Arabashiri or “first run” sake is a seasonal unpasteurized sake that is bottled without aging and released in the early Spring. Once you’ve tasted it you’ll always remember its exuberant, vividly fresh flavor.

Where: SAKAYA
Sunday, April 2nd, 5-7pm

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

Matsuri

Join Hakkaisan for an evening of delicious food, sake and fund raising at Masturi! We’ll be selling some fantastic Hakkaisan Sake Brewery Merchandise that you can’t get in the USA! Drink some great sake, buy cool stuff and support Japan all in one night!
All Donations will be given directly to the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund.

Matsuri is located at:
369 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-243-6400

Minimum Donation (Cash Only):
Hakkaisan Special Seasonal Nama Genshu Echigo De Soro: $10 per glass
Hakkaisan Special Daiginjo $20 per glass
Hakkaisan Logo T-shirt $25
Hakkaisan Logo “Maekake” Indigo Apron $25
Hakkaisan Logo Custom Made Indigo Tote Bag $40 (Only 1 Available)

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Event Organizer’s Description:
Sushi & Saké Pairing: March 26 (Sat.) @ 7 p.m.
To accompany the delicious creations of one of Saké Nomi’s preferred sushi vendors, Kurosaki & Son, we’ll be selecting a variety of savory saké.

$25/person (& tax) covers the tasty array of sushi, and the saké will be “by the glass/flight.”

Seating will be extremely limited, so don’t hesitate in reserving your spot by calling in or emailing your RSVP today!
[email protected]
TEL: 206-467-SAKE (7253)

www.sakenomi.us
Saké Nomi
[email protected]
TEL: 206-467-SAKE (7253)
76 S. Washington St. (in Pioneer Square)
Seattle, WA 98104
Hours: Tues. – Sat.: 2 – 10 p.m., Sunday: Noon- 6 p.m.,
(Closed Mondays)

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Kozaemon Tokubetsu Junmai is a sake that we’ve been anxiously awaiting since we first tasted it two years ago when the brewer visited our shop. Now that it has finally cleared all the importation red tape, we’re delighted to offer it to you to try as Mr. Shinichi Kanai, from importer JFC International pours.

Where: SAKAYA
Saturday, March 26, 5-7pm:

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

sakaya.gif
Spring is in the air and with nature’s early signs of the season beginning to make their appearance, sake enthusiasts are excited about the arrival of this year’s Masumi Arabashiri Junmai Ginjo from Nagano prefecture’s Miyasaka Brewery.

Arabashiri or “first run” sake is a seasonal unpasteurized sake that is bottled without aging and released in the early Spring. Once you’ve tasted it you’ll always remember its exuberant, vividly fresh flavor….which is why we’ll have Mr. Naotaka Miyasaka, the brewery owner and his Director of International Sales here pouring it for you to kick off its debut week in NYC.

Where: SAKAYA
Sunday, March 27, 4-6pm

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

tim_photo.jpgPlease join me!! I am teaching a sake 101 class at the Astor center called the “Elements of Sake.” This class is a fun, informative and tasty way to dive into the world of premium sake. I’ll walk you through every step of the sake production process to show you how master brewers go from rice and water to what the Japanese call “the drink of the gods.” Next, I’ll demystify the various sake classifications to help you find the brews that fit your taste and your budget. Finally, we’d never leave out the delicious sake tastings that will help you evaluate and enjoy the ever-increasing variety of sakes that are becoming available. Kanpai!

This class takes place at Astor Center. Tickets required. Cost $65

Please visit the website to Register for this class

399 Lafayette St. NY, NY 10003 (At East 4th Street) PHONE: (212) 674-7501

Message from KANPAI:

KANPAI! Is a sake tasting event established and supported by Portland area sake professionals and enthusiasts seeking to raise awareness and funds to support relief efforts in Japan. The venue, sake, food, music and staffing are all being donated so every dollar raised goes directly to support relief efforts in Japan.

So join us for an evening of fine sake, music, food and a silent auction with 100% of the proceeds going to programs on the ground in Japan.

Date: Sunday, May 1st

Time: 5 – 8 PM

Location: Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison Street, Portland, Oregon.

Capacity: Attendance is limited to the first 250 to make a donation on this landing page or in person at the event (depending on space available). Minors are not allowed; 21 and over please.

Tickets: Your minimum donation of $30 is required to attend the event –
VISIT THIS URL TO DONATE AND SECURE YOUR TICKET:
http://www.mercycorps.org/fundraising/kanpai
This will cover all food, beverage and entertainment. If you wish to acquire multiple admissions for your group, any additional guests will be in your name at the door of the event as long as your donation is in a multiple of $30 (2 guests = $60, 3 guests =$90). Paper or electronic tickets will not be issued for the event. Please bring a copy of your donation made on this page as your receipt. Only 250 tickets are available, so act fast!

Other donations: If you wish to donate to Mercy Corps relief efforts in Japan, but do not wish to actually attend our event, please do so here:

http://www.mercycorps.org/fundraising/oregonjapanrelieffund

Music:
Araki Kodo VI
Takohachi Taiko

Supporters:
Holocene
Young’s Columbia Wine Company
SakeOne

EN Japanese Brasserie Presents: “Love for Japan
a fund raising event with our friends Wynton Marsalis, Martha Stewart & many more. Music performances as well as a silent auction with donations from Gavin Brown & many others. Accompanied by sake, beer and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the most affected prefectures; Iwate, Miyagi & Fukushima.

100% of the proceeds will be donated to Japanese Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund & the Japanese Red Cross.

Tickets: $250 in advance, $300 at the door
call 212.647.9196 for tickets

Location: EN Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson Street (at leroy), New York NY 10014


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Hakkaisan Momokawa Earthquake Relief Event

Enjoy Hakkaisan Sake at Momokawa Restaurant on March 21st from 6-9pm. Kumiko Kurosawa, visiting from Hakkaisan Brewery will be pouring delicious and exclusive Hakkasian Sake. With your donation to the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund, you can enjoy a glass of these sakes and support Japan.

Please note! Important Date Change.
This event is now happening on Monday March 21st.

Location:
Momokawa
157 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 684-7830


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UPDATE: April 4th 2011 — The PayPal Donation Page for the Japan Sake Brewer’s Assoc Jr. Council is temporarily not working. I’ll be updating this page as soon as new details are available. Thanks for considering a donation to directly help sake brewers!

We’ve all been touched by the recent tragedy in Japan. Many beloved Sake Breweries are directly impacted by this disaster and Kuramoto in the effected areas need our help now. The Japan Sake Brewer’s Association Junior Council has set up a fund to directly assist Sake Brewers affected by this tragedy. Please join me in donating to help our sake friends in Japan.

> Japan Sake Brewer’s Association Jr Council Relief Fund
Administered by the Japan Sake Brewer’s Association Jr. Council, this fund will directly support Sake Brewers in the affected Tohoku and Kanto regions of Japan with financial assistance. The donations are transmitted though PayPal.

Pls join me in contributing to this fund to assist Japan’s Breweries!

TIPS for Contributing to this fund:

> Donations options are currently ¥3,000 (~$38), ¥5,000 (~$63) or ¥10,000 (~$127).

> PayPal Conversion Rate as of Mar 20, 2011: 1 U.S. Dollar = 78.5459 Japanese Yen

> When on the PayPal donation page, you can change the default language to English here:

Thank you.

EN Restaurant TASTE OF SAKE Event

taste of sake
Wednesday, March 2nd
from 6 to 9 pm
$40 in advance
$50 at the door
please call 212.647.9196 for tickets

Join us in our ancient japanese tradition of getting drunk. Taste over 40 kinds of sake. Talk to the Toji “sake brewermasters.” Learn more than you ever wanted. Enjoy EN´s delicious bites.

EN Japanese Brasserie-
435 Hudson St.
New York, NY, 10014
(212)647-7552
www.enjb.com

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