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2013 Joy of Sake

The 2013 Joy of Sake, the largest and most prestigious international sake tasting event in the world, announces dates for the Honolulu, New York and Japan events this summer and fall. The series is a rare opportunity to experience more than 300 of the world’s finest sakes in peak condition along with sake appetizers from each city’s top chefs.
Joy of Sake – Honolulu
Friday, August 16, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Honolulu Convention Center
Tickets $85 in advance, $95 at the door
Joy of Sake – New York City
Thursday, September 26, 6 – 9 p.m.
Altman Building, Chelsea
Tickets $95 in advance, $110 at the door
Joy of Sake – Tokyo
Thursday, November 7, 6 – 9 p.m.
TOC Building, Gotanda
Tickets $95
“The popularity of sake has tripled in the U.S. in the last 15 years,” said event planner Chris Pearce. “Sake-making is undergoing a renaissance in Japan, and this is the perfect way to experience the incredible variety of styles and techniques.”
The Joy of Sake was founded in Honolulu in 2001 to give sake enthusiasts an opportunity to experience and appreciate premium sakes from breweries all over Japan. The event features “competition sakes” from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal–each recently bottled and cold-stored to ensure maximum flavor.
The Appraisal is a blind tasting held over two days at the Hawai‘i Convention Center and conducted by a team of 10 judges from Japan and the U.S. Each entry is evaluated for aroma, taste, balance and overall harmony; those with the highest scores receive gold and silver awards. All 300+ entries will be available for tasting at this year’s Joy of Sake. Tickets are available at the 2013 Joy of Sake website.