Archive for March, 2011

Sake Brewery Status Update

Monday, March 21st, 2011

If you share our concern for the sake brewers located in the earthquake/tsunami zone in the prefectures comprising the Tohoku region, you’ll be interested in John Gauntner’s  recent compilation of information on their status.

We continue to urge you to show your support for them and all of the people affected by this tragedy by donating to the Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

SAKAYA and JapanNYC at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

We are honored  to be collaborating with Wall Street Journal Wine Columnist, Lettie Teague in a special  JapanNYC event at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, March 31 at 7:30pm.    A lively dialogue discussing the parallels and contrasts between premium sake and fine wine will be followed by a tasting of four terrific sake all for an incredibly reasonable $20.

Please see the Carnegie Hall site for details.  We hope to see you there!

Support the Japan Earthquake Relief Effort

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Our hearts go out to the victims of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster and their families.   Like us, many of you may have friends or family in Japan or as sake enthusiasts feel a bond with the people and their culture.   Although we are separated by a great distance, that bond has engendered a closeness that makes this tragedy particularly wrenching.

If you would like to offer your assistance,  we urge you to support the relief effort by contributing to The Japan Society of New York Earthquake Relief Fund.

March 2011 Sake Tastings

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

We know that Spring is just around the corner because the hatsushibori (early Spring release namazake) has arrived!   In fact the theme of our March tastings could be new arrivals since both  Yuki no Bosha Junmai Yamahai and Kozaemon Tokubetsu Junmai are two of the most recent additions to our selection of premium artisanal nihonshu.

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 5-7pm

Joto Sake Import Sake Tasting

Yuki no Bosha Junmai Yamahai (Akita)

Friday, March 11, 2011, 6-8pm

Spring Namazake Tasting

Tokagen Tokubetsu Junmai Nama (Okayama) & Harushika Shiboribana Junmai Ginjo Nama (Nara)

Saturday, March 19, 2011, 5-7pm

Japan Prestige Sake Association Sake Tasting

Tokagen Tokubetsu Junmai Nama (Okayama) & Harushika Shiboribana Junmai Ginjo Nama (Nara)]

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 5-7pm

JFC Sake Tasting

Kozaemon Tokubetsu Junmai (Gifu)