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Joy of Sake Aftertaste – in Los Angeles for the first time!

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Joy of Sake

Title: Joy of Sake Aftertaste – in Los Angeles for the first time!
Location: Katana 8439 W. Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069
Description: The Joy of Sake is the largest sake tasting outside of Japan, held annually in New York, Honolulu and San Francisco. With almost 300 sake available for tasting, it is an amazing event, and I have been hoping that one day, it would come to Los Angeles. Well, it hasn\’t quite happened yet…but on August 5th, for the first time the producers of the Joy of Sake will be hosting a smaller event at Katana on Sunset. I hope a good showing of sake enthusiasts at this smaller event will turn into an opportunity for Los Angeles to host a Joy of Sake tasting in the near future!

Here is info from the Joy of Sake website:


At last, Joy of Sake\’s famous “Aftertaste” events have arrived in Los Angeles. Each tasting is built around a theme, and features entries from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal. Held for the last two years in New York, Honolulu and San Francisco, each event presents a unique opportunity for sake education and enjoyment.

This month\’s Aftertaste looks at how brewers coax fragrances like apple, banana, litchi and anise from just rice, water and yeast. It took sake-makers nearly a century to unlock the secrets of how to make ginjo sakes with floral and fruity aromas.

We\’ll try 37 different sakes, ranging from highly aromatic labels to those whose subtle fragrance is barely discernible. The tasting takes an hour and is followed by sake appetizers and more reflective sake-sipping until 8:00 p.m (check in for the event is at 5:45pm, and the tasting starts promptly at 6pm).

Reservations may be made online through the following link: Aftertaste Online Ticket Purchase by calling Katana at 323-650-8585. All sales are final and attendance is limited to 60 persons.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2009-08-05

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  1. August 4th, 2009 at 19:57 | #1

    Hosting the first ever sake carnival. If you have a favorite sake then submit it here:

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