May 2009

Sake Events - May 11 JFC - May 14 JOTO - May 21st Sake SJ - May 27 MJS Selections

Posted by admin in 2009, May, Newsletter, Sake Tastings

sake events may 2009May 11th: JFC Sake Expo (For Trade Only)

This tasting is for sake trade folks - from restaurant employees to anybody in the business.

  • Date: Monday May 11th
  • Time: 12-5PM
  • Place: Hotel Kabuki, Sakura Room, 1625 Post Street

Register on-line ONLY -

(True Sake has been given Ten openings for our customers who can best give feedback and participate actively with the brewers who will be present)

Joto SakeMay 14th: Joto Sake Portfolio Tasting ~ Come Meet the Brewers!!! 

Joto Sake LLC is hosting a portfolio tasting at the new Bushi Tei Bistro in Japan Town. There will be 24 sakes, including three seasonal Namazakes and, check this out ... a USDA certified organic sake from Chikurin that's made from 100% organic home-grown Yamadanishiki rice!!! Five brewery representatives will pour their own brews. Don't miss this rare opportunity to taste through the exceptional artisan sakes from Joto Sake.

Pan-Asian hors d'oeuvres by Chef Toshi will also be served.

  • Date: May 14th (Thursday)
  • Time:
    2~3pm Seminar (Trade only)
    3~5pm Tasting (Trade only)
    5~7pm Public Tasting ($25 cash at door*)

Call True Sake at 415-355-955 to reserve seat

*$5 dollar discount given to True Sake readers who mention the secret word "junmai girl".

Sake San JoseMay 21st - Sake San Jose !!! 

This is one of my favorite events to support! Can't say enough great things about it! A walking tour of sake stations in SJ's Japan Town from 5:30-8:30PM.

True Sake always sponsors a stand!

Sake San Jose

May 27th - Sake 101 & Ichishima Brewery


Please welcome Michael Simkin, founder of MJS Sake Selections, whose primary client is Ichishima Brewery from Niigata. He will be offering Sake 101 class with great material and 7 kinds of sake from the brewery. He is here to listen to your feedback and answer your questions, so please don't be shy in sharing your thoughts.

  • When: Wednesday, May 27th
  • Where: Yuzu Restaurant, 3347 Fillmore Street, SF (between Chestnut & Lombard)
  • What: Great Sake 101 Class + sampling of 7 sakes + yummy snacks
  • Time:
    5:15 - Registration
    5:30 - Sake 101 class starts (please be on time)
    6:30 - Tasting and snacks (if you are hungry, you can order dinner off the menu)
    7:30 - Last call
  • Ticket: $21.90 (includes tax)
  • Seats: Limited to 24
  • RSVP: Call 415.355.955 (True Sake) and pay in advance for your spot
  • Bonus: If you stay for dinner, 10% off on your dinner bill!

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