Sunday, November 01, 2009

10/20/09: Joto Saké Tasting at Matsuri

On this day, Joto Saké welcomed several brewers at Matsuri restaurant. The brewers from Saiya ("Yuki No Bosha"), Eiko Fuji ("Eiko Fuji" and "Banryu"), Tomita Shuzo ("Shichi Hon Yari"), and Kasumi Tsuru were present.

The evening started with a lecture, followed by tasting. Lucky for us, the brewers brought sakés that are not available in the U.S. including seasonal Hiyaoroshi namazaké.

Here is Shirahata-san from Eiko Fuji with Midori-san from Joto Saké.

After the event, Henry was nice enough to invite me to join the brewers and Joto staff for a dinner (lucky me!). Here is Tomita-san with bottle of Shichi Hon Yari Shizuku Junmai Daiginjo. As a limited release, only 400 bottles are brewed each year. In the rear is Fukumoto-san from Kasumitsuru.

The evening lasted into the wee hours...

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