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Enjoy International Sake Day events in London!

1st October is Sake Day (Nihonshu no hi) in Japan. It marks the first day of the sake-making season, and the month of October is significant. The tenth year, hour and month are represented in the Chinese zodiac system by the ancient character that is also a symbol for sake, and sake brewing begins in the autumn, usually in October. So the first day of the tenth month, October 1st, is known as “Nihonshu no hi” or “Sake Day” in Japan. UK sake importers and promoters are going all out for International Sake Day this year. Here are some events you might like to attend, to celebrate with a fantastic selection of sake! Kanpai!

Sake no Hana

Sake Master Classes
4th October 2014

Sake no Hana is hosting two sake master classes to celebrate this week’s International Sake Day. The midday one is a sake class hosted by Christine Parkinson and Anthony Rose, and the 4pm class is a sake cocktail class.
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Sam Sake Tasting Club and Pop Up shop, London

Japanese Sake Pop-Up Shop
23rd – 28th September 2014, 340 King’s Road, Chelsea, London
Celebrating World Sake Day & Japanese Fashion Designers
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Celebrate International Sake Day with Tengu Sake, London

Sake Party
29th September 2014, Kurobuta Chelsea, London
Nominated for Best London Restaurant of the Year. Amazing food & sake eve!
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Gourmet Sushi & Sake Masterclass
5th October 2014, Wimbledon, London
Learn how to make spectacular sushi and how to pair with premium sake.
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International Sake Day Tasting at Hedonism Wines, London

International Japanese Sake Day special sake tasting
1st October 2014, 3pm – 8pm, Hedonism Wines
Drop-in tasting and no registration required. All sake lovers are welcome!

There will be more than 10 premium sakes available to taste with experts on hand to talk you through different styles of sake. There will be also a special focus on Nama sakes as Autumn is the time for only once pasteurised, matured sake “Hiyaoroshi” in Japan. “Hiyaoroshi” is not widely available in London market – instead, you can re-discover the selection of very well kept, wild, rich and robust Nama sake selection at this tasting.

Sakes available to taste are as follows:
Azure Ginjo
Urakasumi Umeshu
Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai
Nanbu Bijin All Koji
Shochikubai Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling
Shochikubai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai
Shochikubai Shirakabegura Daiginjo Muroka Genshu
Shochikubai Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo

Nama (unpasteurised) Selection
Tedorigawa Kinka Daiginjo Nama “Gold Blossam”
Tedorigawa Tsuyu Do Do Daiginjo Drip-Press, Muroka Nama “A Thousand Drops of Dew”
Miyasaka Yamahai Nama Junmai Ginjo 50 “Last Ride Home”
Masumi Arabashiri Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu “First Run”
Kamoizumi Nigori Ginjo Nama Genshu “Summer Snow”

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