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A sake night to remember

By Alec Jordan

Sake lovers unite!

The International Wine Challenge (IWC), recognized as the world’s leading wine-tasting event, branched into sake tasting in 2007. Earlier this year, along with a film crew from the Discovery Channel and members of IWC, the Weekender investigated the story behind Japan’s national drink.

After you’ve gotten a bit more background and whetted your appetite, we think it would be hard not to want to give some of these rarer sakes a try. And lucky you, you’ve got a chance next week to do just that. The IWC Champions Sake Tasting event features samples from the IWC’s top picks in several categories, including regional trophy winners and top choices of ginjo and junmai; they are definitely not the kind of sake you’d easily find at your local shop. Space for the event is limited to 50 people, so if you want a chance to try some of the world’s top sakes, make your reservations quickly.

The event will be held on Wednesday, December 11, from 19:00 to 21:00 in the sleek and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Cafe Serre (see map).

To reserve your tickets, contact [email protected] with your name, contact information, and the number of people in your party.

IWC Champions Sake Tasting

Where: Cafe Serre, 1-13-1 Tsukiji ADK Shōchiku Square 2F, Chuo-ku.

When: December 11, 19:00–21:00

How much: ¥5,000

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