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September 2013 Sake Tastings

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Goodbye to summer!  But along with the coming of fall is The Joy of Sake on September 26!  And, of course, a new slate of great fall sake tastings….


Saturday, September 7, 2013, 5-7pm

Aramasa Rokugo Tokubetsu Junmai Tasting (Akita)


Friday, September 13, 2013, 6-8pm

Hanaabi Junmai Daiginjo Tasting (Saitama)


Saturday, September 21, 2013, 5-7pm

Fuku Chitose Junmai Yamahai Tasting (Fukui)


June 2013 Sake Tastings

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

It’s the rainy season in Japan and it seems as though the weather gods are treating us likewise.  So join us for our tastings this month and do as the Japanese do this time of year…drink sake!

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 5-7pm

Naraman Origarami Junmai Nama Tasting (Fukushima)

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 5-7pm

Kokuryu “Gohyaku Mangoku” Junmai Ginjo Tasting (Fukui)

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 5-7pm

Hakkaisan Brewery Tasting (Niigata)

Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo & Hakkaisan Ginjo

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 5-7pm

Kenbishi “Kuromatsu” Honjozo Tasting (Hyogo)

Saturday, June 29, 2013, 5-7pm

Shichihonyari Junmai Tasting (Shiga)

December 2012 Sake Tastings

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

This month we celebrated our 5th Anniversary and have a full schedule of tastings to heighten holiday spirits and inspire gift ideas…

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 5-7pm

Denshin Yuki Junmai Ginjo Tasting (Fukui)

Friday, December 7, 2012, 6-8pm

SAKAYA 5th Anniversary Party

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 5-7pm

SAKAYA 5th Anniversary Party

Friday, December 14, 2012, 6-8pm

Nishiyama Brewery Sake Tasting

Saturday, December 22, 2012, 5-7pm

Tenryo Hida Homare Junmai Ginjo Tasting

Saturday, December 29m, 2012, 5-7pm

Jokigen Junmai Ginjo Sake Tasting

November 2012 Sake Tastings

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Our November tasting schedule is curtailed somewhat due to the week-long power outage courtesy of Hurricane Sandy.   This month we’ll be hosting a visit from a 250 year-old Kobe-based brewer to introduce his sake to the U.S.,  debuting the newly arrived Fall seasonal sake (Hiyaoroshi), and featuring a new offering from a brewer new to the U.S. this past summer.

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 5-7pm

Fukuju Junmai Ginjo & Fukuju Junmai Tasting (Hyogo)

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 5-7pm

Hiyaoroshi Sake Tasting

Urakasumi Tokubetsu Junmai Hiyaoroshi (Miyagi), Wakatake Onikoroshi Tokubetsu Junmai Hiyaoroshi (Shizuoka), & Otokoyama Tokubetsu Junmai Kimoto Hiyaoroshi (Hokkaido)

Saturday, November 24, 2012, 5-7pm

Kuroushi Omachi Junmai Ginjo Tasting (Wakayama)

October 2012 Sake Tastings

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Our October tasting schedule includes special celebrations of Sake Day and the 40th anniversary of Kikusui Funaguchi, plus the launch of a new importer’s junmai yamahai muroka nama genshu, as well as an extremely dry brew from Yamagata, and an easy drinking sake from Niigata.

Monday, October 1, 2012, 5:30-8pm

Sake Day Tasting

Fukucho Junmai Ginjo (Hiroshima), Sato no Homare Junmai Ginjo (Ibaraki), Rihaku Junmai Ginjo (Shimane), and Chiyo no Sono Junmai (Kumamoto)

Thursday, October 4, 2012 6-8pm & Saturday, October 6, 2012, 5-7pm

Floating World Importer Tasting

Kidoizumi Hakugyokko Junmai Yamahai Muroka Nama Genshu (Chiba)

Saturday, October 13, 2012, 5-7pm

Toyo Bijin Junmai Ginjo (Yamaguchi)

Friday, October 19, 2012, 6-8pm

Kikusui Funaguchi 40-year Anniversary Tasting

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 5-7pm

Denemon Junmai Ginjo (Niigata)

September 2012 Sake Tastings

Monday, September 10th, 2012

To celebrate the upcoming Joy of Sake in NYC, we’ll be offering a series of tastings during the months of September and October featuring Gold and Silver Award winners from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal which took place in Honolulu in late July (Hiroko was one of the nine judges). The Appraisal of 360 sake serves as the basis for the Joy of Sake events in Honolulu, New York, and Tokyo at which the public can enjoy sampling the winners as well as a host of other amazing sake, many of which are not available in the U.S.

We look forward to seeing you at one or all!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 6-8pm
Ryujin Brewery Sake Tasting (Gunma)
Oze no Yukidoke Junmai & Junami Daiginjo

Saturday, September 8, 2012, 5-7pm
Yuki no Bosha Yamahai Junmai (Akita)

Saturday, September 15, 2012, 5-7pm
Ura Gasanryu Koka Honjozo (Yamagata)

Saturday, September 22, 2012, 5-7pm
Dewazakura Dewasansan Junmai Ginjo (Yamagata)

Saturday, September 29, 2012, 5-7pm

Shichida Junmai (Saga)

SAKAYA July Sake Tastings

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Summer Nama have arrived!  We’ll be featuring them along with the brewer from Tedorigawa and a great summer sippin’ sake from Gunma in our July tastings.   Please join us for one or all!

Saturday, July 7, 2012, 5-7pm

Tsuki no Katsura Junmai Ginjo Nama (Kyoto) & Ohyama Tokubetsu Junmai Nama (Yamagata)


Thrusday, July 12, 2012, 6-8pm

Senchu Hassaku Junmai Nama (Kochi) & Ohyama Tokubetsu Junmai Nama (Yamagata)

Saturday, July 14, 2012, 5-7pm

Tedorigawa Brewery Tasting

Saturday, July 28, 2012, 5-7pm

Mizbasho Ginjo Tasting (Gunma)

June 2012 Sake Tastings

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Our June tastings feature a series of the latest additions to our shop selections plus an old favorite.   Please join us for one or all!

Saturday, June 2, 2012, 5-7pm

Azumaichi Junmai Ginjo (Saga)

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 5-7pm

Kubota “Senju” Honjozo (Niigata)

Saturday, June 16, 2012, 5-7pm

Rihaku “Wandering Poet” Junmai Ginjo (Shimane)

Saturday, June 23, 2012, 5-7pm

Tenryo “Hidahomare” Junmai Ginjo (Gifu)

Saturday, June 30, 2012, 5-7pm

Kuro Ushi Junami Ginjo (Mie)

May 2012 Sake Tastings

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

May is exciting month.  The long-awaited,  peach yeast-flavored spring namazake, Kamikokoro Tokagen has finally arrived and Mr. Saura,  president of Miyagi’s famous Urakasumi brewery and  “Book of Sake”  author and Kinoshita brewery’s  toji (master brewer) Philip Harper will be joining us for tastings!  We’ll also introduce our two newest sake, Kuroushi Junmai and Tatenokawa 33 Junmai Daiginjo.

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 5-7pm

Kamikokoro Tokagen Namazake Tasting (Okayama)

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 6-8pm

Tamagawa Brewery’s Sake Tasting by Philip Harper (Kyoto)

Friday, May 11, 2012, 6-8pm

Urakasumi Brewery Sake Tasting (Miyagi)

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 5-7pm

Kotsuzumi Tokubetsu Junmai Namazake Tasting (Hyogo)

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 5-7pm

Tate no Kawa 33 Junmai Daiginjo Tasting (Yamagata)

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 5-7pm

Kuro Ushi Junmai Sake Tasting (Wakayama)

March 2012 Sake Tastings

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

It’s officially Spring namazake season so our tasting line-up this month favors the latest seasonal offerings that we look forward to sharing with you every year at this time.   Please join us to enjoy these bright, lively sake that welcome the arrival of Spring!

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 5-7pm

Azumaichi Junmai Tasting (Saga)

Saturday, March 10, 2012, 5-7pm

Japan Prestige Sake Association Namazake Tasting

Harushika Shiboribana Junmai Ginjo Nama (Nara)

Koshino Homare Junmai Nama (Niigata)

Ichinokura Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori Nama (Miyagi)

Friday, March 16, 6-8pm

Spring Namazake Tasting

Thursday, March 22, 6-8pm

Kikusui Brewery Sake Tasting (Niigata)

Saturday, March 24, 5-7pm

Tedorigawa Kinka Daiginjo Namazake (Ishikawa)

Friday, March 30, 6-8pm

Tedorigawa Kinka Daiginjo Namazake (Ishikawa)

We look forward to seeing you at SAKAYA!


Rick & Hiroko