Friday, August 19, 2011

Two cool weekend sake tastings: Nisei Week sake tasting and Learn about Wine

"Lolitas" at L.A.'s 2011 Nisei week parade

Little Tokyo came alive with the sound of pounding Taiko drums during the 71st Annual Nisei week parade on August 21st.  Streets were lined with happy parade fans including costumed parade watchers who celebrated Japanese pop culture in their own colorful way.  Capping the festivities will be a sake tasting on Saturday August 20 at the Kyoto Grand Hotel. Sponsored by the Social Sake  Club, more than 50 kinds of Japanese sake will be poured.
Japanese fan dancers
Parade fans with dinos  
Some of the sake available at Toranoko in Little Tokyo
For a sure to be well informed and guided sake tasting seminar, Sunday August 21, Learn about Wine presents a delightful afternoon at Toranoko.  The restaurant's in-house sake expert Kurtis Wells will lead the presentation and introduce the eight sakes from a nama (draft) genshu to daiginjo.

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