NYC: Joy of Sake Aftertaste: “Karakuchi”

jos_aftertaste.jpgJoy of Sake Aftertaste:

What is “Karakuchi”?

You often hear people in sushi bars ask for dry, or “karakuchi,” sake. But what exactly does this mean? Does it have to do with sweetness vs. acidity, as in wine, or do other factors come into play?

Sweetness is present in all sakes to a greater or lesser degree. This month’s Aftertaste kicks off with a tasting game to see how well we can actually judge dryness. Then it’s on to the tasting tables, where 40 different labels are arranged from moderately sweet to very dry. At 7:00 p.m. the appetizer tables open, providing an opportunity for more reflective sake tasting and socializing until 8:30.

Reservations may be made online through the following link: Aftertaste New York Online Ticket Purchase. All sales are final and attendance is limited to 50 persons.

The Joy of Sake
New York Ohana
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Village Quill Loftspace
106 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor
6:00 to 8:30 p.m. • $45 / person
Registration from 5:30 p.m. Program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.