Over the past 11 months our Sunday night events have been a huge success. The evenings have had all sorts of different themes, and each has found its audience and has been fun in its own unique way. As we head into the summer, we’re handing our Sunday nights over to our customers who have booked private tastings and are making room for the many Sunday night in-store tastings that we’ve given to charity over the past year. Although it will be a brief hiatus, do know that we’ll be busy planning all of our great event ideas for the Fall.
To end the Sunday night event series with a bang, we’ve asked Nancy Cushman of O Ya to teach a sake seminar for us this Sunday, May 22 from 7-9 PM. Nancy is the area’s most highly regarded sake sommelier and having her at the store is a huge honor. She’ll be teaching us about how sake is made, how to differentiate the different types of sake, and talking about why sake is so important in Japanese culture.
TJ and I wanted to do a full-fledged sake seminar at the store because it is the beverage that we have been most intrigued by over the past year. While our education about wine will never end, it’s fun to once again feel like complete novices about something, and that’s how we feel about sake. To be able to learn about sake from someone like Nancy is an opportunity that we just could not miss, and knew that our customers wouldn’t want to either.
Here are the sakes we will be tasting on Sunday:
Poochi Poochi “Sound of Bubbles Popping”
Takasago, “Divine Droplets”
Sato No Homare, “Pride of the Village”
Suigei, “Drunken Whale”
Rihaku, “Dreamy Clouds”
Hanahato Kijoshu Barrel Aged Sake
For the past year, all of our Sunday night events have been free, and it’s a trend that we plan on continuing when we restart the events in the Fall. However, for this event we are asking for a $25 donation that will go directly to the owners of the Hitachino Brewery in Japan, who have repurposed their brewery to care for their neighbors as they recover from the Earthquake and Tsunami. All of the money raised will be used to bottle clean water, and feed and shelter those living in the area surrounding the brewery.
We only have six seats left for this event, so if you are interested in coming, please email me as soon as possible!