Archive for September, 2009

Sake Day (Nihonshu no Hi) 2009

Monday, September 28th, 2009

October 1st is Sake Day (Nihonshu no Hi) in Japan and we will be commemorating this most important of days with our second annual celebration at SAKAYA on Thursday evening, October 1 from 6-8PM.  In the spirit of this auspicious occasion, the festivities will feature “ample samples” of a selection of six of our favorite sake imported by Japan Prestige Sake and Nishimoto Trading Company, embodying a set of distinctly different styles from across Japan.

Taihezan Tenko Junmai Daiginjo (Akita)
Urakasumi “Zen” Junmai Ginjo ((Miyagi)
Umenishiki Sake Hitosuji Junmai Ginjo (Ehime)
Sawanoi Kiokejikomi Iroha Kimoto Junmai (Tokyo)
Kudoki Jozu Junmai Ginjo (Yamagata)
Okunomatsu Ginjo (Fukushima)

So, please mark your calendar and join us for a memorable Sake Day 2009 at SAKAYA!  We look forward to seeing you.

September 2009 Tastings

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

 The sake sampling season of September is in full swing!  With brewers descending on New York for their importer and distributor events, we’re excited about welcoming a full complement of them to SAKAYA for a line up of terrific tastings.  Please join us for as many as you’re able to fit into your schedule.

And don’t forget about Joy of Sake on September 24 where there will be over 270 sake to taste! Tickets may be purchased at SAKAYA for $80.


Friday, September 4, 2009, from 6 to 8PM

Daishichi Brewer Sake Tasting (Fukushima)

Daishichi Kimoto Classic Junmai, Minowamon Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo, & Daishichi Kimoto Umeshu


Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 3 to 6PM

Niigata Sake SENA Tasting

Kirinzan Junmai & Manotsuru Junmai Ginjo Genshu


Friday, September 18, 2009, from 6 to 8PM

Joto Sake Tasting

Yuho Junmai (Ishikawa) & Taiheikai Tokubetsu Junmai (Ibaraki)


Wednesday, September 23, 2009, from 6 to 8PM

Shochu Tasting by Satsuma Distiller (Kagoshima)

Satsuma Shiranami Imo (Sweet Potato) Shochu & Kuro Shiranami Imo Shocchu


Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 5 to 7PM

Nanbu Bijin Brewer Tasting (Iwate)

Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai