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Learning about grilled foods at Robataya with Aki and Grant

Robataya is such a special place, as is all the TIC Group establishments. I was so happy Grant became a fan as well, so when Aki came to town we couldn’t wait to introduce her. We were nervous about coming … Continue reading

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Satsko with Pauly and Brian

Wanting to test out my sommelier skills of choosing the right sake for everyone’s palate, I asked my friends what they usually like to drink. Brian said something smooth and sweet (a man after my own heart) but Pauly was … Continue reading

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Omakase at 15 East with Allen and Jeffrey

While waiting for our table, the sommelier could sense my sake snobbery from across the room. After tasting two nama sakes, he presented me with this lovely Denshin Haru Nama Junmai Ginjyo. Then he recognized me and my particular love … Continue reading

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Taking a Language of Wine class at Astor Center with May Matta-Aliah

I have been tasting and studying sake for over ten years now and even though I know a hell of a lot about sake process and types, I am embarrassed for my flavor vocabulary. I am often tasting sake with … Continue reading

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