Win Tickets ($100): Sake Fest PDX 2013 @ The Governor Hotel | 40 Chefs & Sake Producers, Food

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Sake Fest PDX at the Governor Hotel on Thursday, June 27, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 10.

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From our sponsors:
Sake Fest PDX @ The Governor HotelSake Fest PDX
June 27, 2013
6:30 – 9 p.m. | $50 ADV / $60 Door | 21+
More info/tickets: sakefestpdx.com/

The Governor Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97205
(503) 224-3400 | More info: governorhotel.com

Nearly 40 Portland chefs and International sake producers will gather and share the versatile (and often mysterious) world of Sake – including Oregon’s own SakéOne based in Forest Grove.

More than a drink served with Japanese food or quaffed in a cocktail, Sake is an unexpected gourmet addition to the table – as versatile as wine or beer. “Participants attending Sake Fest PDX will experience dozens of sake varieties and learn how to pair it with any type of food from some of our best local chefs.” says Marcus V. Pakiser, Sake Fest PDX spokesperson and internationally renowned sake sommelier. He continues, “Samples of Japanese and American brands and premium and several rare sakes will be available, as will regionally micro brewed ‘jizake,’ which means small, regional sake brewer. Talented, local Chefs from area restaurants and shops will prepare and serve a selection of appetizers, entrée samples, artisan chocolates, cheeses and foods that complement different types of sake.”

“Sake Fest PDX offers not only a great selection of premium sake poured by informed professionals, but its pairing versatility with any cuisine will far exceed your expectations”, says Raven & Rose’s prominent Chef, David Padberg.

Learn to pair any food with sake like a pro: Similar in profile to wine, sake is valued for its fragrance, impact, sweet or dry finish, acidity, presence and complexity. Guests will enjoy pairings including Saucebox’s suckling pig; Whole Foods Market/Pearl District’s international cheese sampler; artisan chocolates by Batch PDX and Smitten Truffles, and a variety of foods from many more of Portland’s top chefs and finest eateries. (List below)

  • Kigami Biraki: The evening will kick off with this traditional barrel breaking ceremony meaning “welcome and good luck”. (Bring your own towel.)
  • Provenance Hotels recent purchase of The Governor Hotel makes it easier on the wallet to stay overnight in downtown Portland during Sake Fest PDX with a 10% room rate discount.
  • Networking opportunities: Meet a new friend / business contact or bring a new friend – the perfect event to enjoy a casual social experience or build a new business partnership.

About Japanese Alcoholic Beverages
Sake is a drink made from rice that originated in China approximately 5,000 years ago. It came to Japan around the 3rd century AD where it has been constantly enhanced and refined. Sake, as it is known today, originated at the beginning of the 20th century with the advent of modern brewing and bottling techniques.

A surprise to many Westerners, beer is actually the most popular alcoholic drink in Japan. The art of brewing beer was imported in the early Meiji Period from Germany as a development project for the northern island of Hokkaido.

Western liquor such as bourbon, achieved steady growth in Japan through the 1970’s and saw wide-spread popularity in the mid-80’s, particularly with younger, post-college consumers. It is often served on the rocks or mixed with water and ice.

Food Provided By

  • Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille
  • Batch PDX
  • Behind the Museum Café
  • Biwa
  • JFC International Inc.
  • Masu
  • Miho Izakaya
  • Saucebox
  • Smitten Truffles
  • Whole Foods Market – Pearl District
  • Wildwood Restaurant and Bar
  • Yakuza

Saké Provided By

  • Choya Plum Wines
  • Glide Beverage
  • Hakushika
  • Japan Prestige Sake Association
  • JFC International Inc
  • Joto Saké
  • Kuramoto US
  • Moonstone
  • Momokawa Saké
  • Murai Family of Sake
  • Ozeki Sake
  • Pacific International Liquor, Inc.
  • SakéMoto
  • SakéOne
  • Sapporo Imported Premium Beer
  • Shimizu-No-Mai
  • Terlato Wines International
  • The Floating World
  • TY • KU Sake
  • Vine Connections
  • Winebow
  • Yoshinogawa

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145 Responses to Win Tickets ($100): Sake Fest PDX 2013 @ The Governor Hotel | 40 Chefs & Sake Producers, Food

  1. Scott June 5, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    This would be an incredible experience. The nuances of sake are as dramatic as our wine.
    Tickets for this would be priceless.

  2. Bill W. June 5, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    I’m am totally in on this one.

  3. James W June 5, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    It’s something I’ve never experienced before and would love to try something new out :)

  4. Sian June 5, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I have never tasted Sake. I’ve always wanted to go out to Forest Grove to SakéOne. Also, I’ve never stepped into the Governor. I’d be so excited to try all these new things.

  5. Tracey M. June 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    We are new to the area, we love sake so this sounds fun! :)

  6. Christine June 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    I’m extremely interested in fermentation processes and am interested to taste the various types created by different methods. This sounds like a fun event, would love to attend!

  7. Jon Myers June 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    My wife and I have been learning to roll our own sushi as well as learning about Japanese cuisine. This would be the perfect experience to learn about potential pairings while meeting new people!

  8. Anna June 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    I love sake and want to learn more about the different kinds, flavors, sake producers, etc….

  9. Grace L. June 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    I have always been interested in the japanese culture and having a chance to try different kinds of sake would be an amazing experience. I would love to be able to go to this amazing event and experience something new!

  10. Ryan Anderson June 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    I know enough about Sake to know I don’t know anything. I know I would learn a whole bunch though!

  11. christina June 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    This would be an awesome thing to take my friend/maid of honor too….. The event sounds like a really good time :)

  12. Noelle June 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I would love to win tix because I need to educate myself about sake since I work at the Japanese Garden and get requests and advise with lots of different contacts and out-of-towners.

  13. Donielle June 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I have always wanted to learn more about sake, I would love to win these tickets!

  14. Chicken Til I Die June 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    Once upon a time, a white man, or gaijin in Japanese, fell in love with the beautiful daughter of Japan’s top Yakuza boss. The vicious crime boss was also a sake master, capable of beating anyone at the ancient and notoriously brutal sake tasting ritual known as Sake Fest Japan Go 500!!!

    The gaijin tried to escape with her to America, but the boss captured them both and forced the gaijin into a life or death sake duel. When the gaijin lost, the crime boss drowned his own daughter in sake to truly punish the gaijin. That day, the gaijin swore that he would reap honourable justice and holy terror upon the Yakuza boss for what he done.

    Thus he set off, traveling the world, tasting every sake he could so that one he would be able to best the boss at his own cruel game. That gaijin is me and I must taste that sake to avenge my dead lover. Then, I may cease my wandering and die at peace.

  15. Chrisi June 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I love sake but have never done side-by-side comparisons. It would be great to know what I’m getting into next time I go for sushi.

  16. Tamara Colpitts June 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    My mouth is watering from just reading the description of the event…. This would be an amazing nite of tasty pleasures.

  17. Ryan June 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    send me for heavens SAKE

  18. Max Woodcock June 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    I would love to go to this. I have never tried good sake and have always wanted to but never could afford it. Thank you.

  19. Audrey June 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    As a recent addition to the 21+ club, I would love to actually be able to attend one of these events! Finally! SHOW ME THE SAKE!

  20. Kristina June 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    I work for a Wine/Spirits Promotion company, & have had several events where I have had to demo Saki (although I didn’t know Jack-s*** about the stuff!! Shhh…don’t tell my boss!!)
    So I would love to learn more about it & enjoy this fabulous-sounding festival all at the same time!!

  21. Becky June 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Oh wow!
    This sounds like such an amazing event!

  22. anja June 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I visited the Sake One brewery with a friend who is a member, and we sampled several different varieties, and all were so amazing and different. Would love a chance to try more!

  23. Susie MacMillan June 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Sake is under-rated imo and this seems like a fun and cool experience!

    It would also be a fabulous surprise to present to my fella, who is nuts over sake.

  24. Audrey June 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    As a recent addition to the 21+ club, I would love to actually be able to attend one of these events! Finally! SHOW ME THE SAKE!

  25. Alicia June 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Sakitume!!!! This sounds like a fabulous event and the suckling pig sounds to die for!!!

  26. Kristine R. June 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    My good friends own Sok Sai Bai and mentioned this event! I would love to attend and experience all the different Sake tastings.

  27. Jay June 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Simply put. I’ve never had a chance to enjoy legitimate sake! what better way to do so then at a festival?!

  28. Behin Mansouri June 5, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Still new to Portland and would love to experience a cool event in my new city.

  29. Amelia Santiago June 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    I would love to go and learn more about sake. I know I like it but I haven’t tried very many.

  30. Kelsey June 5, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Give me an “S”… SSS Give me an “A”… AAA Give me a “K”… KKK Give me an “E”… EEE What does that spell??? Delicioussweetnectariwanttosipandsmile

  31. Noel June 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I have a friend living in Portland from Japan who has never tried Sake! I would love to take her to this so she can find out what she’s been missing.

  32. Sala June 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    I love sake!

  33. Jim K June 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    I’ve been a longtime fan of sake, but haven’t really started to refine my palate just yet. I’ve spent some time learning about Oregon and US traditional wines made from grapes, so the world of rice wine is a fascinating new one to me. I would be honored to take a this tour of sake! Fingers crossed.

  34. Toby June 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    It’s Sake not SaKe people!

  35. Rebecca P. June 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    I would love to take my husband to this! It would be a great date for us! We are always looking for new experiences in the area. Please pick me! :)

  36. Meghan June 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Not only would this be a great birthday present for me, button boyfriend loves sake and I would love to get him a ticket for all the great things he’s done for me lately!

  37. Karin June 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    I’m a sake virgin. I need to be deflowered.

  38. Mike June 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    I have never experienced premium sake and I would love to try and learn about it.

  39. Cassandra June 5, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    I just got engaged I can’t think of a better way to celebrate. My fiance loves sake and we both love learning about other cultures. Please pick us =)

  40. Deborah June 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    I’ve gotten interested in sake in the last couple of years. This sounds like the way to learn more.

  41. sameena June 5, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Would love to go on a date night here with my hubby, three kids doesn’t happen often! Thanks!!! Love sake also :-) who doesn’t!?

  42. Leonard June 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Sake does not rhyme with hockey!

  43. Terri June 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Ahhh Sooo!!! Sake!! I used to go to this cool sake bar when i lived in LA, the sake drinks were outrageously crazy kool drinks, I love me some sake!! Ohh please pick me!!

  44. Andrea M June 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    I would absolutely go if I could afford it. Yet, for goodness’ sake, I’m too broke to pay attention. ;p

  45. Briana Branchflower June 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Because I want to learn sake ways. 4 kids, 2 dogs, need diversions.

  46. eika June 5, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    I need somewhere to take my best friend on a friend date, and there is no way we could afford anything this nice!

  47. holly morgan June 6, 2013 at 3:59 am #

    yum tasty treats!! i love sake, been meaning to head out to Forest Grove to check out some Oregon made sake but haven’t made it yet. would love to check this out!! sounds excellent.

  48. Elizabeth June 6, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    Lived here all my life and never heard of this! How fun is this site, joined and look forward to seeing what all I’ve been missing but will do my best to partake in! Awesome, thanks.

  49. Jeff June 6, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    sake to me !

  50. Amber June 6, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Can’t decide if I’m more excited about the sake or all the great food …

  51. Kevin June 6, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    SAKE BOMBS!!!!

  52. Chris June 6, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    This is my last weekend living in Portland and this would be a great memory. Unless I have too much sake, and then it’ll be a hazy memory. Good times, regardless.

  53. Rizza June 6, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Would love to go to a sake tasting!

  54. Lisa June 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    This sounds way better than the sake bombs we used to do in college. Stay classy, Portland.

  55. Miki June 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    good sake + good food! would love to go.

  56. Becky June 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I want to win this one so bad, I JUST started getting into Sake and would love to attend this event

  57. John June 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Woah 100 bucks that is awesome! Thanks guys and good luck everyone!

  58. Ben June 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Sake may be my favorite type of alcohol. Something about its history.

  59. Sam June 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    What a great event. The food pairings are going to be incredible!

  60. andrew June 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Will this be the time I finally win on the pipeline?

  61. Sue June 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Oh Sake to me please!!!!

  62. Paul S June 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    For heaven’s sake let me win these tickets for the sake festival!

  63. Joe M. June 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    SakeOne is simply the best sake brewery in town!

  64. Jenny June 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Yay, rice juice!

  65. Dave Gilroy June 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Sake to me!

  66. Guinevere June 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    I’d like to attend because I love sake and would like to learn about new kinds

  67. Roya June 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    My boyfriend loves sake, this would be such a fun date for us!

  68. Ryan June 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    I’m such a fan of Sake. It is one of the only types of alcohol I can drink

  69. Steven June 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    It would be great to check this place out!

  70. Ray June 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Sounds like a fun event. I love sake but never thought of it as having complimentary pairings. Will be there with bells on!

  71. Van McClelland June 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I’m a huge Japanophile. I watch Jdramas, anime, read manga, study Japanese and have been to the country once. For politeness’ sake, some Japanese call it osake, the ‘o’ in the front making it polite. Sake has a wide range, some terrible, some amazingly good. I’d love to attend and have the opportunity to fine tune my osake taste buds.

  72. Allie June 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    Oh, yeah! Send me! I’ll take my Oba-chan! She loves her sake.

  73. dvl June 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    mmmm sake

  74. Jessica June 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    OKAY!!! Hold the phone. The Hubs and I are looking to win some tickets and we feel as if we have hit the mother load with this event. We are major Japanese culture buffs and we are also FOODIES. We enjoy Saki and home made sushi all of the time. We love the fresh flavors that work so well with Saki. This would be forever remembered as a very special date night that we would never forget AND I would have some major blogging material. Win Win. Please pick us!!

  75. Matt June 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Me, please!

  76. Jen June 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    This would be an absolutely amazing experience to be a part of!

  77. Phil June 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    I love sake!

  78. tmmaceira June 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Yeah, so many great events this month, pick me and help my wallet recover from all the fun.

  79. Kat June 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    THIS sounds AMAZING! Suckling pig paired w/SAKE…..YUM YUM!
    Pick me pick me!!!

  80. seth francis June 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Sake to me!! Just what I need, after a long spring of studying and never going out, help to turn my year around with laughter, joy and Sake! You will make me the happiest man this side of Chinatown.

  81. Jeremy Brill June 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Sake!

  82. Ian June 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Whoa, count me in!

  83. Adam June 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    How can I convince you that this is right up my alley… I love food, I love booze.

    I love booze to the extent that I know a lot about them…. including how they are made and their tasting signatures (why one tastes different from another even though they are produced 20 miles away from each other). Sake is the few that I appreciate but don’t know all that is going on. I would love this chance to try Sakes and learn more about this amazing beverage… plus I can practice my Japanese…. Oishi!!!

  84. Joshon miller June 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Sake it to me baby, yeah!!

  85. Lindsey June 6, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I’ve never tried very much sake before. This would be a great way to expand my horizons!

  86. Alex June 6, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  87. Eric June 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    Oh, for Pete’s sake, because Pete makes the best sake…but if he’s not there then I’m sure I’ll still enjoy others

  88. James June 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Love to sample many different Sake’s side by side to learn the differences.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  89. Terri June 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    Sake Sake Sake, ohhh I luv me some sake!! Please let me win so i can take my girl out and show her a nice time on the town!!

  90. Yuri June 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Sake and food, enough said!

  91. Scott June 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  92. Ryan June 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    I’m half Asian. My ancestors would be pleased if I went to this event ;)

  93. Julian June 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Sounds like another awesome, unique festival to attend in portland. I’ve only had sake a number of times but would love to make this the next experience. YUM.

  94. joy June 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    I love sake, but have never had the opportunity to taste many varieties side-by-side in order to compare them. This could be my chance…

  95. Lukas Borsten June 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Sake limerick:
    This night of great sake sounds rad.
    Like something I could share with my dad!
    I believe I would take
    My whole family and make it
    A night of which we’d all be glad!

  96. Bill June 7, 2013 at 1:42 am #

    Sake’ it to me baby ! clear, cloudy, filtered or not Sake’ has a complexity that requires a broad sampling of flavors and styles.

  97. Dave June 7, 2013 at 3:15 am #

    Other than the occasional sake with sushi, I know very little about this fine libation. I would love to learn more about sake and sake good pairings.

  98. Jenna Burke June 7, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    I only know to drink sake in lemonade (try it) or straight up. I wonder what other tricks there are…

  99. Brenda June 7, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    Wow. Love sake but didn’t even know we had such a thing as a sake fest — so clearly I need to go.

  100. Pamela June 7, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    It would such a great final date before my man goes off to basic <3

  101. Jennifer June 7, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    I love all things Japanese! I lived in Japan for a year teaching English, and I could use more sake in my life in Portland.

  102. Lauri June 7, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Love sushi and sake and summer fun!

  103. Sol June 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    This sounds like a fantastic time. Would really, really love to check it out.

    Delicious rice wine
    Great food in venue sublime
    Please pick me. Kanpai!

  104. Yarnia June 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I would be honored to attend!

  105. Stari June 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    I love sake and Japanese food! This would be the eating and drinking of happiness.

  106. Falco June 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Oregon sake has come along ways in a very short time. Excited to see what there is out there.

  107. Janelle June 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Some of my favorite things, all in one place. This is an event I would love to take my amazing partner to, but sadly would never be able to afford. Please send us on an incredible date night!

  108. April June 7, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    I would love to go to this with my husband. Before I go in for knee surgery the next day….

  109. lao-ocean June 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    I love sake… this would be great! A nice way to celebrate finishing another year of teaching kindergarten.

  110. Melvin T June 9, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    I would like to go to eat the cheeks off the suckling pig!

  111. Kelly June 9, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    Learning to pair sake with the appropriate food is as important as pairing wine and coffee. The wrong pairning can make the food and sake taste awful! I would love to learn more and this would be a great opportunity! Pick me! Please!

  112. Ansley Semsch June 9, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Sake, yes please.

  113. Ansley Semsch June 9, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    Sake, yes please. This would be an awesome time to spend on a date night with my hubby.

  114. Bridget Adams June 10, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    This sounds amazing!

  115. Sandi June 10, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    I would enjoy an opportunity to take my husband to this event. I myself enjoy Saki and he has yet to try! Although he is a fan of Pinot Noir I think he would enjoy the variety of Saki.

  116. Tonez June 10, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    This would be a great opportunity to have my husband experience Saki!

  117. David Carnese June 10, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Sake Fest!
    This would be great exposure to different Sakes than the go-to’s that I typically select.

  118. Claire June 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    June 27th is my Birthday – I’d love the change to ring in 25 with Sake Fest!!

  119. Gabe June 11, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Sake is the drink of the Gods. It will make me feel magical like a relaxed dragon enjoying a horde of treasured liquid.

  120. Torrie June 11, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

    What could be better than suckling pig and sake?

  121. Rafael Brokenarrow Calderon June 11, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    Sake It’s not just for breakfast anymore!

    sake 1 (sk)
    n.
    1. Purpose; motive: a quarrel only for the sake of argument.
    2. Advantage; good: for the sake of his health.
    3. Personal benefit or interest; welfare: for her own sake.
    [Middle English, lawsuit, guilt, from Old English sacu; see sg- in Indo-European root

    sa·ke 2 also sa·ki (säk, -k)
    n.
    A Japanese liquor made from fermented rice.
    [Japanese.]

    Sake it’s what’s for dinner!

  122. Terry June 12, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    “It is the man who drinks the first bottle of saké; then the second bottle drinks the first, and finally it is the saké that drinks the man.”

    Japanese proverb

  123. Lee June 12, 2013 at 5:11 am #

    I’m SO ready for this event… Not only because I’m in charge of sake sales & marketing for my work, which happened to be sushi restaurant company, I believe that this would be a perfect way to taste all the major sake brands and to meet the each brand’s representatives at one place!

  124. Kelsey June 12, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Sake*it to me!!

  125. Kat June 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    This sounds AWESOME! My husband and I would love to go.

  126. Mary June 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    This sounds amazing!! When else would you be able to compare this much sake?

  127. Jadon June 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Sake it to me, baby!

  128. Jamie June 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    I’ve gotten into sake in a big way but still have so much to learn. I’d love to attend this event and get schooled on such a beautiful craft!

  129. Kimberley K. June 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Would love to take my sweetie to this as a way to cheer him up while he’s “between jobs.” Thanks!! :)

  130. [email protected] June 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    i love me some nigori sake, but am willing to branch out and explore, in the name of science. blind me with the science of sake, please!

  131. Jenna Burke June 14, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    Amazing. I only know to use sake to kick up lemonade.

  132. Donna June 14, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    The sounds great, even though I have never tried sake!

  133. Amy June 14, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    Would love to go an try out all the different styles of Sake

  134. Anna June 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    I would love to try out some cooking and sake! I need a break!

  135. Sandra June 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    What a marvelous opportunity not just to sample Sake, but to learn how to complement food with it either as a beverage or in cooking/preparation.

  136. Ben June 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Easily the best alcohol. A close second is Viking mead. MEAD!!!!

  137. Robin W. June 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    I have just discovered the joys of Sake over the past year, would love to experience new distiller’s products, and the food as well. What a perfect way to celebrate having run 26.2 miles the weekend before.

  138. Joel June 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    My wife loves sake. It would be cool to surprise her with tickets!

  139. CEE June 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    It’s my new mantoothe’s birthday and he loves sake.

  140. heather bryse-harvey June 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    I have always loved the Sake that I have had at Japanese dinners, but I have never been able to compare the different varieties. I have also never had the ‘cold sake’ that I understand is very different, and I would love to have the opportunity to share the experience with two English friends who are coming to visit me.

  141. Tanya Hanson June 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    I. LOVE. SUSHI.

  142. Jamie June 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    My small amount of Japanese blood has made me an avid over of sake. Pick me!

  143. Preston Nolan June 24, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    I would love to win tickets to Sake Fest, perfect date night

  144. Rachel Reichman June 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Sake, Sake, Sake! I would love to win tickets for the Sakeeeeeeeee! Pick me pleaseeeee. Cheers.

  145. Bill July 8, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Sake’ it too me baby !
    sake is a drink of life. happy mind , happy body and happy times come from its consumption.
    filtered cloudy sweet or dry its all good when paired with friends

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