1) Want to learn more about Sake? Then you can do so at my upcoming "Chilling With Sake" class at the Boston Wine School on Wednesday, March 16, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This will be a fun introduction to the realm of sake, covering diverse topics such as sake history, the brewing process, sake types, rituals & customs, terminology and much more. No prior knowledge of sake is required to take this class. We will taste through a number of sakes, as well as enjoy sushi. Don't be intimidated by sake any longer. Instead, arm yourself with the knowledge you need to safely navigate a restaurant's sake menu or a wine store's sake selection. Space is limited so make reservations soon to guarantee a spot.
2) If you live near, or will be traveling to San Francisco, and are a sake lover, then you should read one of the latest articles in SF Weekly, which is all about sake in the city. The article, Drink 2011: Sake to Me by Alastair Bland, mentions some of the stores and restaurants where you can find good sake lists. The article ranges from the superb True Sake, the first all-sake store in the U.S., to the compelling Ozumo restaurant. There is even a brief mention of U.S. sake breweries.