Happy Holidays (Newsletter)

Dec 21, 2012

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Warm Saké for the Holidays… read up…

Warm Saké Class Next Friday
Is warm saké better or worse? Learn from our Toji on the proper techniques to warm saké and how to enjoy saké warm vs. chilled.
Fri. Dec. 28th 6:00p $15/per person includes all saké and a tasting plate. RSVP Required »

Yes! We’re Open Tomorrow 
Our intimate tasting room will be open tomorrow and next weekend during the holidays. Visit us or just stop in to grab a bottle as a gift. RSVP Suggested »

Open for the Holidays

Saturday Dec. 22 and Saturday Dec. 29  2:30-7:00pm
5501 N. Lamar A115, Austin

Interested in a unique Austin experience to share with family and friends in town over the holiday season?  If you haven’t made it to our tasting room yet, what better time of year then this to visit?! Enjoy the finest saké this side of the Pacific in our intimate and relaxed Saké-kura where its made. We’ll be open this and next Saturday afternoon, and you can always stop in to purchase a bottle or two even without a reservation. RSVP Recommended for Tasting

Free Saké Tasting Tonight @ Wholefoods

Friday, Dec. 21st   5:00-7:00pm
525 N Lamar Blvd. Austin

Will you be shopping later today? Well, visit Wholefoods and say hello to Christiana who will be sampling both styles of our saké this evening at the Wine Department. This is our first tasting at Wholefoods, and you can now count on this downtown landmark as a place to find a good stock of our Whooping Crane and Rising Star Saké!

More new locations…

River City Market
2209 S Congress Ave, Austin
This newly opened specialty market carries a choice assortment of organic products and prepared foods. Insider Tip: Try Whooping Crane with their turkey-basil-bacon panini! A great pairing.

Far West Liquor and Fine Wines
3616 Far West Blvd suite #105Austin
This father-son wine shop has a great assortment, wonderfully knowledgeable staff and they’ll let you taste many of their products before buying!

Muller Farmer’s Market
We are now at the Muller Farmer’s Marker (At the Browning Hangar) Every Sunday from 10a – 2p

For our other locations around Austin and Texas, check out our webpage here.

Upcoming Events

Next event:  Proper Warm Saké
Friday, December 28th 6:00-7:00p
5501 N. Lamar A115, Austin

Is warm saké better or worse? Learn from our Toji on the proper techniques to warm saké and how to enjoy saké warm vs. chilled.
Fri. Dec. 28th 6:00p $15/person includes saké and a tasting plate. RSVP Required »

January: Movie Night at the Kura
Updated: Friday, Jan 18   6:30-9:00p
5501 N. Lamar A115, Austin

We’ll have food, our Bouncy Fort, and even warm saké.  We plan to screen Hiyao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro.

Pairs with More than Just Sushi

To learn more about how to pair saké with your dinner, check out this interview with local saké experts Yoed Anis (Texas Saké Company), Adam Faraizl (Kenichi), and Michael Carlson (Uchiko) in Austin Man Magazine.  Everything you wanted to know about saké, but were too afraid to ask!

Movie Night

Our movie night has been postponed, you can still learn about Warm Saké on December 28th, but otherwise mark your calendars for January 18th to watch Totoro.

We are not processing any online orders as we retool towards the fall. Please e-mail us with your request in the meantime.