Archive for September, 2010

October 2010 Sake Tastings

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

After we kick off the month with our third annual Sake Day celebration, October becomes “Akita Sake Month” at SAKAYA.  We want our sake enthusiast friends to learn more this region where so much great sake is produced so we’ve partnered with the Akita Prefecture Tourism Office to dedicate this month’s tastings to familiarizing you with a few of these delicious brews.

Once you’ve tasted their sake, you’ll most likely want to visit the source!

Friday, October 1, 2010, 6-8pm

Sake Day Celebration

Saturday, October 2, 2010, 5-7pm

Saiya Brewery Tasting

Yuki no Bosha Junmai Ginjo & Yuri Masamune

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 5-7pm

Kodama Brewery Tasting

Tenko Junmai Daiginjo

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 5-7pm

Akita Seishu Brewery Tasting

Dewatsuru Junmai Kimoto

Saturday, October 23, 2010, 5-7pm

Asamai Brewery Sake Tasting

Ama no To Tokubetsu Junmai

Saturday, October 30, 2010, 5-7pm

Hinomaru Brewery & Tenju Brewery Sake Tastings

Manabito Junmai Daiginjo & Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo

Sake Day (Nihonshu no Hi) 2010

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

October 1st is Sake Day (Nihonshu no Hi) in Japan and we’ll be celebrating with our third annual party at SAKAYA on Friday evening, October 1 from 6-8pm.  The festivities will feature “ample samples” of a selection of six of our favorite sake from World Sake Imports, embodying a set of distinctly different styles from across Japan.

Masumi Nanago “Seventh Heaven” Junmai Daiginjo (Nagano)
Tedorigawa Ikina Onna “Lucky Lady” Daiginjo (Ishikawa)
Kokuryu Tokusen “Crystal Dragon” Ginjo (Fukui)
Dewazakura Dewasansan “Green Ridge” Junmai Ginjo (Yamagata)
Seitoku “Trapeza” Junmai Ginjo (Gunma)
Hoyo Genji “Shining Prince” Tokubetsu Junmai (Miyagi)
Please join us for the festivities and an evening of kanpai’s!

Joy of Sake in NYC

Friday, September 17th, 2010

As friends of SAKAYA and fellow sake enthusiasts, we wanted to make sure that you don’t miss the premier sake event of the year, The Joy of Sake.  With over 300 terrific sake, it is an opportunity to taste some of Japan’s best (many of which aren’t found in the U.S….at least not yet!) and sample delicious food from thirteen of NYC’s best Asian restaurants.   Purchase your tickets ($90) at SAKAYA and receive a free o-choko (sake cup).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Rick & Hiroko

September 2010 Sake Tastings

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

With Labor Day behind us, the Fall season unofficially begins.   Our September schedule begins with two tastings this week highlighting dramatically different sake from opposite ends of Japan.  We’ll then debut a new nigorizake from Akita and last, but not least we’ll have a TBD visiting brewer (or brewers) pouring their new offerings…

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 6 to 8pm

Sake Story Imports Sake Tasting

Housui “Fragrant Water” Tokubetsu Junmai (Tokushima)

Saturday, September 11, 2010, 5 to 7pm

Shindo Brewery Sake Tasting

Ura-Gasanryu “Koka” Honjozo (Yamagata)

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 5 to 7pm

Winebow Imports  Sake Tasting

Chokaisan Junmai Ginjo Nigori (Akita)

Friday, September 24, 2010, 6 to 8pm

Mutual Trading Sake Tasting