Who: Dr. Joshua Walker, Timothy Sullivan
What: Annual Sake Lecture & Tasting
Where: Japan Society YouTube
When: Thursday, June 11, free with advance RSVP, 6:30
Why: Japan Society’s twenty-third annual Sake Lecture & Tasting will be a little different this year, taking place online instead of at the cultural institution’s lovely home on East Forty-Seventh St. The hour-long event will be introduced by Japan Society CEO and president Dr. Joshua Walker; the guest of honor is UrbanSake.com founder and Sake Revolution podcast host Timothy Sullivan, who will be discussing “Sake Etiquette,” from how to pour properly to how to prepare warm sake to how to deal with overflow. You’ll have to supply your own sake; the list of Sullivan’s recommendations can be found here, consisting of thirty sakes from sixteen companies, including Junmai Ginjo “Taisetsu,” Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmaishu, Dewatsuru Kimoto Junmai-shu, Dewatsuru Sakura Emaki Sparkling, Hoyo “Kura no Hana” Junmai Daiginjo “Fair Maiden,” Okunomatsu Daiginjo Shizukusake 18th Ihei, and Okunomatsu Tokubestu Junmai. Drinking at home has been a popular way to pass the time during the pandemic, so enjoy!