Free Fukushima Sake Tastings This Week

Fukushima Sake Tasting

Wednesday, November 17 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Ambassador Wines & Spirits – 1020 2nd Avenue (between 53rd and 54th Streets)

Friday, November 19 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Minoru’s Sake Shop at Landmark Wine & Spirits – 167 W. 23rd Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Admission: Free

About Fukushima Sake

Sake producers representing Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan have won the most Gold Prizes at the century-old Japan Sake Awards eight years in a row. The Fukushima Trade Promotional Council is holding free Fukushima sake tasting events at retail stores in New York to introduce award-winning brands to sake fans outside of Japan.

About the Events

Ambassador Wines & Spirits and Minoru’s Sake Shop at Landmark Wine & Spirits will pour sake from Fukushima at these free tastings. Among the variety of brands available is Ninki Inc.’s new release, Uka. Be one of the first to try Uka, which is made with California Organic Rice.

“Uka” is the Japanese word for emergence. The miracle of the butterfly is birth of an elegant, ethereal, winged creature after transformation from an earthbound caterpillar. Uka sake begins with the family-farmed, meticulously cultivated organic rice and becomes a uniquely fragrant, full-bodied but delicate sake—a true delight for the palate.

Ninki Inc.’s Uka Line at Ambassador Tasting

Black Label Organic Junmai Daiginjo
Dry Organic Junmai Daiginjo
Sparkling Sake Organic Junmai Daiginjo

Fukushima Sake Lineup at Minoru’s Sake Shop
From Ninki Brewery

Black Label Organic Junmai Daiginjo
Dry Organic Junmai Daiginjo
Sparkling Sake Organic Junmai Daiginjo

From Daishichi Brewery

Masakura – Kimoto Junmai Ginjo
Kimoto Honjozo

The theme and sake brands are subject to change.

Specials

Ambassador tasting session participants will receive a 10% discount for Uka sake purchased during event hours (while supplies last). At Minoru’s Sake Shop, tasting session participants will receive a 20% discount for Fukushima sake purchased during event hours (while supplies last).

Health and Safety Protocols

All attendees must provide ID and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend this event.

The tastings will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a turnover of 30 people per hour to avoid crowding.

Tickets are free, but you must make reservations. Please visit Eventbrite to make reservations for Wednesday and/or Friday.