Joy of Sake NY 2011! A Benefit for Brewery families

The Joy of Sake — A Benefit for Brewery Families

326 great sakes 13 terrific restaurants 1 good cause

The Joy of Sake is New York’s annual sake celebration, featuring over 300 premium sakes in every style from every region of Japan and appetizers from some of the City’s top chefs.

This year, thirty percent of all proceeds go to brewery families in Tohoku who lost their homes in the great tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11 (more info).

Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to taste the world’s finest sakes in peak condition. Participating restaurants include 15 East, Bond Street, Kyo Ya, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, wd~50, Sakagura, Ma Peche, SushiSamba, Bozu, oms/B, Aburiya Kinnosuke, Hibino and En Japanese Brasserie.

The Altman Building
Friday, October 21, 2011 6:00 – 9:00PM
$90 ($100 at the door)
Sake Hotline: (888) 799-7242

Don’t miss out!

You can purchase tickets online using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. For phone orders, please call our sake hotline number at

The Joy of Sake – New York
Oct 21, 2011
The Altman Building
131 West 18th Street ………………………………………………………$90

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Nanbu Bijin in Japanese Subculture

Nanbu Bijin was featured in Japanese TV show Mirai Vision




Results of the 2011 U.S. National Sake Appraisal

I was one of judges last year of U.S. National Sake Appraisal. It was an amazing experience! I miss Hawaii so much!
We had been very concerned about the influence of sake industry by the earthquake in Tohoku Japan. Many people might have not expected this year’s appraisal happened. However, many of sake makers entered much more than we were expected!
I’d love to share this news with you!
Results of the 2011 U.S. National Sake Appraisal have been posted in English and Japanese.
You can try all sake at The Joy of Sake New York on Friday, October 21st! I’m looking forward to seeing you!

Satsuma Shiranami Original Design Fan from Satsuma Shuzo!

Just received this cool Satsuma Shiranami, super popular sweet potato shochu bland original design fan from Satsuma Shuzo today!

I have to plan something fun Shochu events with this cool Satsuma Shiranami fan! I’ll let you know!!

If you don’t know much about Shochu, got to Satsuma Shuzo website!

What’s Shochu??


Meet the KURAMOTO in New York!

Don’t miss great chances to meet KURAMOTO, Sake/Shochu makers, Sake brewery/Shochu distillery owners if you are real sake or shochu fan! Many of Kuramoto are coming to NY for you with their wonderful products in September and October!

I’ll post all my events information on my Facebook fan page and Twitter. Please follow me!

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Looking for the ultimate sake via blind tasting by Chopsticks NY

Sakes recommended to New York consumers

No. 1 Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamaguchi pref.

No. 2 Tatenokawa 18 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamagata pref.

No. 3 Gasanryu Gokugetsu from Yamagata pref.

No. 4 Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamaguchi pref.
No. 4 Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai from Iwate pref.

No. 6 Nanbu Bijin Daiginjo from iwate pref.
No. 6 Ozeki Tokubetsu Junmai Yamada Nishiki from Hyogo pref.
No. 6 Naraman Junmai Muroka Bin Hiire from Fukushima pref.

The judges’ personal favorites

No.1 Gasanryu Gokugetsu from Yamagata pref.
No.1 Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamaguchi pref.

No.3 Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai from Iwate pref.
No.4 Tatenokawa 18 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamagata pref.
No.4 Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo from Yamaguchi pref.

“Sake And The City” 7 for Web Magazine OPENERS (Japanese only)

OPENERS “Sake And The City”

Check this out!

Tohoku brewer eyes global market

Mr. Hideharu Ohta, the 10th generation owner of Daishichi Sake Brewery talked about Fukushima in Please check this out! (click image)

Sake Lovers Photos: Discover Kosher Dassai Sake

Discover Kosher Dassai Sake: A Tasting Party in New York!

Place: Deli Kasbah BBQ & Grill
251 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 496-1500

Price: $40 (including food, sake, tax and tips)
Date: Sunday, June 5th, 1pm-3pm

Dassai sake can now be enjoyed by anyone keeping kosher! Dassai Sake has officially been approved to sell as a kosher product to restaurants and liquor stores in the USA.
On Sunday, June 5th at 1pm, we are very happy to introduce kosher Dassai sake at the well known kosher restaurant Deli Kasbah BBQ & Grill.
Please join our party to try amazing kosher Dassai sake along with delicious kosher food!
We will welcome Mr. Hiroshi Sakurai, the 3rd generation owner of Dassai Sake Brewery along with Mr. Timothy Sullivan, sake educator from to teach us all about kosher Dassai Sake!

Photos by Fuko Chubachi   More photos from here!

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