While learning was a focus for the afternoon with the sake-making process and terms explained, the atmosphere remained casual and there was plenty of time to chat with other society members. Speaking of members – it was very nice to see several newer society members at this event! The casual atmosphere and time to chat offered an opportunity for some newer members tot learn more about the society, how it operates, how events are put together and volunteer opportunities. As one such member said, “I love the society and these events.”
Comments received reinforced what is known for other wines – palates differ, and that is OK! While some guests enjoyed the citrus-glazed chicken and Momokawa Diamond, others preferred the pork shank with mushroom demi-glace and Kasumi Tsuru/Kimoto Extra Dry-style sake. Then, too, several people mentioned that the Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass and cheesecake was their favorite.
So, yes, the sake and food – a tasting and comparing – event was something different for the wine society. However, from comments and smiles, another successful event.