Spring 2011 Akita Sake Tasting

It’s been a whirlwind of activity on the NYC sake scene this month. Things really picked up pace with the always enjoyable Akita Sake Club event happening on May 13. This year, sakes from all over Japan were served and lots of activities were focused on raising funds for Japan earthquake relief. There were a lot of great sakes to try – my favorite newcomer was Hokushika Suzushina – a wonderful shiboritate from – where else? Akita! I also really enjoyed the sakes from Sawanotsuru. The brewers traveled all the way from Kobe to introduce them in the U.S. They had cool bottle design (half frosted, half clear) and a delicious taste.

Lots of sake folks came together to create a magical evening for a good cause and I was so happy I was able to attend! See you next time Akita Sake Fans!