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Happy Belated Sake Day
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Happy Belated Sake Day

By Joe Ruvel · October 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments


I totally missed the boat on this one but yesterday was Nihonshu No Hi  – Sake Day. Every year on October 1st people in Japan and around the world toast a few drinks of sake and smile. The event I missed and didn’t even tell you all about was right here in my hometown of San Francisco. True Sake, the amazing sake store in the Hayes Valley neighborhood, put on yesterday a big Sake Day 2008 celebration at Fort Mason. I imagine it was pretty amazing. They billed it as the OctoberFest of Sake. At least I did end up drinking some great local organic sake.  Sho Chiku Bai Organaic Nama sake from Takara in Berkeley was the one I tried. Really good! Nama means fresh  – and so this is not pasteurized – kind of like real ale.  They also use organic rice from the Sacramento Valley. The clarity and light taste were a bit surpising. I was expecting more of a bite. Overall I was very happy with the sake and for the price (around $10 from BevMo I think) it was a good value.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jasmine // Oct 2, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Excellent description–I can’t wait to try it!

  • 2 Luke // Oct 11, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Hey! That was some good sake. You didn’t tell me that there was a big event at for mason. It’s not like I had anything better to do

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