Sake To Us All

sake.jpg Do you know your Junmai from your Nigori?  You’ll get a better understanding of all types of sake at the 2008 Sake San Jose event, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 22 in San Jose’s historic Japantown (Jackson Street between 4th and 7th streets).

Once again, dozens of Japantown merchants will be pouring samples of premium American and Japanese sakes. Some merchants will even be handing out little nibbles to enjoy with the sake.

Learn all about sake — rice wine that is actually more like beer in that it is brewed — while exploring one of the last remaining Japantowns in the United States.

Tickets are $35. To purchase, click here. Proceeds benefit Yu Ai Kai Senior Services programs in San Jose.

And for those whose whistles are already whetted, Junmai is sake made of rice, water, and a culture, with no other ingredients added; Nigori is unfiltered sake that has a milky look and often a slightly sweeter taste.

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