Archive for August, 2010

The Best Sake Learning Experience

Monday, August 30th, 2010

John Gauntner knows sake.   In fact he knows it like no one else we know.   The opportunity to learn all about sake directly from this master sake expert, educator, and writer is an opportunity that sake enthusiasts shouldn’t miss, particularly when you don’t have to go to Japan to participate.

For a rare second time this year, John’s “Sake Professionals Course” will be offered stateside in Portland OR,  November 7-10.   Not only will you learn all there is to know about sake and meet fellow sake lovers,  you’ll also get to visit one of America’s few sake breweries to see the process in action.

If you can’t make it to Japan for the course in late January (as we did four years ago), we highly recommend the trip to Oregon!  It truly will change your life.   For details click here.

August 2010 Sake Tastings

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

As we enter the proverbial “dog days” of  summer, our tastings for the month have been designed to  feature sake that will transport the mind to cool, refreshing places…

Saturday, August 7, 2010, 5 to 7pm

Summer Namazake Tasting

Ohyama Tokubetsu Junmai Nama (Yamagata) & Tsukino Katsuru “Kohakuko” Junmai Ginjo Nama (Kyoto)

Saturday, August 14, 2010, 5 to 7pm

Kubota Sake Tasting

Kubota Senju Honjozo & Kubota Hekiju Junmai Daiginjo (Niigata)

Thursday, August 19, 2010, 6 to 8pm

World Sake Imports Sake Tasting

Dewazakura Dewa San San Junmai Ginjo & Dewazakura Omachi Junmai Ginjo (Yamagata)

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 5 to 7pm

Takaisami Tokubetsu Junmai (Tottori) & Kaiun Junmai Ginjo (Shizuoka)