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Summer Seminar Series: Sake

August 18, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


You wouldn’t think Santa Fe would be a hub of artisanal sake, but thanks to Floating World, a small importer/distributor responsible for the formidable sake program at Ten Thousand Wave’s restaurant Izanami, there’s plenty of gorgeous, hand-crafted rice wine available right in our home town.

Whereas beer and wine are well-trod paths, sake remains relatable but mysterious. Yet good sake boils down to very basic ingredients—specially cultivated rice, water, yeast, and koji, the special kind of mold that breaks down the complex starches in rice into simple sugars for the purpose of fermentation. The flavors of sake are vastly different than those of wine, which tend to be parsed in terms of an amalgamation of textures and flavors. Sake emphasizes elegance, purity and the transition of textures from sip to swallow. It can be daunting, yet immeasurably rewarding to develop a palate for sake while maintaining an appreciation for wine and beer.

Join us Saturday August 18th for a special tasting with Floating World representative Linda Tertault, who will guide us through the beginning steps of appreciating the world of sake.

  • Shichi Hon Yari, Sake Junmai ‘Seven Spearsman’, 720ml
  • Soma no Tengu, Sake Junmai Usunigori Nama Genshu ‘Forest Spirit’, 720ml
  • Chokaisan, Sake Junmai Daiginjo, 720ml
  • Jokigen Yamadanishiki, Sake Junmai Daijongo ’40’, 720ml
  • Kaze no Mori, Sake Junmai Nama Genshu ‘Wind of the Woods’, 720ml
  • Takacho, Sake Bodaimoto Junmai ‘Regal Hawk’, 720ml

The Seminar begins promptly at 3pm, please arrive a few minutes before.
Includes an appropriately paired snack
Seating is limited to 35 people.
Reservations are required, by email or phone 505.983.2100
$10 Seminar Fee, credited with a $50 order of these sake.


August 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Arroyo Vino
218 Camino La Tierra
Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States
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