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Sake in the news

Over the past week, there has been great sake coverage in the media. It’s so nice to see our friends in publications in two big cities on two continents.

The latest article, “Sake Rewards the Adventurous Drinker” by Eric Asimov in Wednesday’s New York Times gives advice for people worried about being overwhelmed by getting started with sake,
“For overcoming that obstacle, I can think of no better solution than a visit to Sakaya, 324 East Ninth Street. This area of the East Village has many Japanese businesses, which give Mr. Smith a local customer base and opportunities to find interesting pairings. “

Last Saturday, the Japan Times introduced our friends from Washington to readers in Tokyo in “Seattle pair put sake on local map” For anyone who read the popular manga, CLAUDE 蔵人 by Oze Akira about an American guy from Seattle in Shimane, Johnnie’s picture should look familiar. Yes, he was in volume 10!

Finally, Melinda Joe talked about trends in sake scene in Japan in her “Events spur on a new generation of sake drinkers” last Friday in the Japan Times.
At 5:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday evening, the line of people at the entrance to the Smile Nihonshu sake event was six deep. Inside the bar, groups of young people in their 20s and 30s clinked glasses and nodded along to a bouncy rendition of Bob Marley’s “Buffalo Soldier” under a green-lit disco ball.” Yes, our favorite event, SMILE Nihonshu was featured in the story. And she mentions our Tokyo Sake Meetup, too!

Saké Nomi
Smile Nihonshu (in Japanese)
Tokyo Sake Meetup


3 Responses to “Sake in the news”

  1. I love sake bring sake to Britain it will be become popular Im sure.

    Posted by Alex Wright | July 30, 2010, 12:29 am
  2. I mentioned the Japan Times piece as well as your Sake of the Week # 49 and Sakaya NYC for my Tokyo Thursdays # 150 Dusting Off Sake’s Image, Smile Nihonshu Events Attract Younger Crowd on ‘Serge the Concierge’.
    I also interviewed the French-Japanese couple promoting Sake in France in Sake, the French Connection, Talking Sake with Jean-Jacques Bacci

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    Posted by Serge Lescouarnec | July 30, 2010, 3:35 am
  3. Alex, I hope you are enjoying sake both in Japan and in Britain!

    Monsieur, Thank you for the post. You have very interesting piece on midorinoshima. Thank you for sharing!

    Posted by Et-chan | July 30, 2010, 7:51 am

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