Just like wine, sake has distinctive characteristics that reflect its origin. Sake flavors are traditionally affected by local rice, water, culture and cuisine. However, the concept of regionalism is not as clearly defined as it is in the wine world, and the distinction between the various regions has become fuzzy, because of the sophistication of the sake-making technique, distribution system, competition, and each brewer’s individual style. Following a lecture by sake expert John Gauntner on some of the key factors that shape the flavors and styles of sake in the different regions of Japan, participants will have an opportunity to taste and compare sake from premium brewers representing a number of regions from Hokkaido in the North to Kyushu in the South.
Tickets: $25; Japan Society members & seniors $20. Attendance limited. Advanced reservation required.
- September 28, 2004
- 6:30 pm