LA: Joy of Sake Aftertaste: Origin of Aroma

jos_aftertaste.jpgJoy of Sake Aftertaste: Origin of Aroma

At last, Joy of Sake’s famous “Aftertaste” events have arrived in Los Angeles. Each tasting is built around a theme, and features entries from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal. Held for the last two years in New York, Honolulu and San Francisco, each event presents a unique opportunity for sake education and enjoyment.

This month’s Aftertaste looks at how brewers coax fragrances like apple, banana, litchi and anise from just rice, water and yeast. It took sake-makers nearly a century to unlock the secrets of how to make ginjo sakes with floral and fruity aromas.

We’ll try 37 different sakes, ranging from highly aromatic labels to those whose subtle fragrance is barely discernible. The tasting takes an hour and is followed by sake appetizers and more reflective sake-sipping until 8:00 p.m.

Reservations may be made through the following link: Aftertate Online Ticket Purchase. For additional information please call Katana at 323-650-8585. All sales are final and attendance is limited to 60 persons.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Katana
8439 W. Sunset Blvd.

Registration from 5:45 p.m.
Program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

37 sakes

$37 per person