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Back to the Future: Sake Adventures in Berlin

Not many people know this, but I had a secret life before I got into sake. In 1986, when I was 16 years old, I lived in West Berlin for one year as an exchange student. At that time, the Wall was still up, East Germany was going strong and…
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Sake Samurai!

Tomorrow, I'm leaving on a jet plane for my first ever trip to Japan. That statement, in and of itself, is exciting. However, when I think about why I'm going to Japan, words can't quite express what I feel. In short, I've been invited…

Japan Society Sake Tasting Ticket Giveaway!

Enter to Win 2 Free tickets to the Japan Society's May 19th Sake Tasting Event: "Without Koji, There's No Sake" May 19, 2009 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm The Japan Society: 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 To enter, fill out the form below…

How To Subscribe to UrbanSake.com

If you would like to subscribe to my blog, you'll always know what's going on with UrbanSake.com. There are a few ways to go about it: 1) Sign Up for email notifications: You can sign up for a free service that will send you an email everytime…
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My first taste of ‘real’ sake

S. and I both looked at each other and said "mmmmmmm...." The "smooth type" Sake at Tomoe was simply, in a word, amazing. You know, to this day, I still don't know the brand name of the Sake we had that night, but it was utterly, totally…
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One Man’s Journey into the world of Sake…

Hi! If you've found this blog, you must have some interest in Sake. Well, so do I. Well, more than an interest. It's a growing interest bordering on infatuation. I'm just a beginner and kind of intimidated by the vast universe of Sake…