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Japan House hosting sake tasting and seminar at Art Mart tomorrow

Tomorrow night, the good people from the (Nick Offerman-endorsed) Japan House on campus will be hosting a little educational sake seminar, including a tasting, at Champaign’s Art Mart. The event will kick off at 5 p.m., and tickets are $40 (but $24 of it is tax-deductable).

For more information, check out the press release below: 

Japan House fundraiser: Sake Seminar and Tasting at Art Mart

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 5:00 pm

Help support Japan House programming by taking part in a fascinating and delicious Sake Seminar and Tasting at Art Mart. Wine & sake importer Vine Connections (Monica Samuels), distributor Maverick Wines (Lisa Odum), and Art Mart Wines (Todd Fusco) have teamed with Japan House to offer you this special chance to learn about sake AND support Japan House.

We happen to love sake, but we must admit that we have never had anyone get us as excited about sake as Monica Samuels did when she sat down with us recently to taste the sakes she will be presenting at Art Mart. We couldn’t stop talking about really opened our eyes to the range and delight of sake. Read more about Monica below. You are in for a treat. We assure you…if you love sake, or if you’re not sure about sake, if you have never had sake, or even if you haven’t liked sake in the past….this event is for you!

You will enjoy different sakes paired with some small samples of western flavors such as cheese, cured meats, pickled vegetables, and chocolate. Sake is definitely not just for sushi; this bit of Japanese culture successfully pairs with many types of food. You will also receive a special homemade Japanese sweet as a takeaway gift. We hope you join us!

Tickets are $32 for Tomonokai Members ($16 is tax deductible) and $40 for the general public ($24 is tax deductible). Go to our Eventbrite page to make your reservation now. Art Mart has also generously offered to donate 5% of any 6+ bottle sales to Japan House!

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