This event is sold out. For 100 years, Japan’s National Sake Appraisal has pushed brewers in a spirit of friendly competition toward continuous improvement in the art of sake making, as manifested in its flavors and aromas. Unlike industries that change as a result of new technologies, sake making still depends largely on the subtle quality of rice and water, unpredictable weather, and the skill and artistry of brew masters that allows both established products and lesser known new entrants with high quality sake to win medals in the competition. In this program, John Gauntner, renowned sake expert and a founding member of Sake Export Association, discusses how 100 years of history of sake appraisal has changed the sake industry and aided in the development of new flavors, aromas and styles. Participants will have the rare opportunity to taste some of the sakes that will be presented at Japan’s National Sake Appraisal in spring 2008.

Must be 21 years of age.

Tickets: $35/$30 Japan Society members & seniors. Please call the Box Office at (212)715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

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