‘The Joy of Sake’ bringing 300 kinds to SoHo

25 Aug

NEW YORK — The Joy of Sake, a traveling tasting event extolling the virtues of the Japanese drink, will hit town Thursday, September 23.

It’s a somewhat pricey event, with tickets selling for $90 in advance online. There will be an estimated 300 different sakes available, including some major medalists from the annual U.S. National Sake Appraisal competition held in Hawaii. To keep things civilized, sake-paired foods will be made available from a dozen or so local restaurants.

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at 82 Mercer Street, a SoHo event space between Broome and Spring streets. Phone: (888) 799-7242.

If you’re not up on your sake knowledge, I suggest sake expert John Gauntner’s website. It’s an excellent introduction for newcomers or upgrade for those with sake experience, and Gauntner (left) avoids using insider babblespeak.

Check out my New York Drinks Events Calendar, the most comprehensive you’ll find anywhere.

1 Comment

Posted by on August 25, 2010 in NYC, Tasting Event, Uncategorized


One response to “‘The Joy of Sake’ bringing 300 kinds to SoHo

  1. obliterati

    August 29, 2010 at 6:42 am

    The event will be pricey, because sake experimentalism is pricey. Sake is the perfect compliment to many dishes and has much to offer in the way of a splendid range of flavors. What sake lacks in the U.S. is a wide array of affordable offerings, making it difficult to enjoy sampling a full range of what Sake making has to offer. Of course, the woeful selection of sakes in most wine shops at any price, is a factor here.


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