News and Events

Publisher: Management

Notice of Closure

Extended till May 3rd, 2020

To our valued customer,

 

In order to aim slowing down transmission of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are extendeding the closure of our tasting room, museum, and online store operation through May 3rd. We continue to follow guidance from health and government authorites, and look forward to re... Read More

Publisher: Management

Notice of Closure

March 17 ~ April 7, 2020

To our valued customer,

 

In order to aim slowing down transmission of the COVID-19 outbreak, six Bay Area counties announced the new “shelter in place” for three weeks, beginning at midnight March 17 through April 7.  This order could be amended to end later or sooner. To follow this order,... Read More

Publisher: Management

Notice of Tasting Room / Museum Closure

March 16 ~ March 31, 2020

Dear Valued Customer:

 

As we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely, the health and well-being of our associates, customers, and their employees is of utmost importance to us. We have received several inquiries regarding our response plan for... Read More

Publisher: Marketing

Takara Sake USA Inc., was established in 1983 in Berkeley, California. Ever since, we have taken pure snow melt from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and superior rice from the fertile Sacramento Valley to craft high quality premium junmai sake which truly represent our terroir. 

The moment you sip our sake, we hope you can taste the care and expertise of our brewers and feel the atmosphere of our brewery.

We will continue to cherish age-old sake traditions while challenging... Read More

Publisher: Online Store

Online Store SALE!

Happy Presidents's Day Weekend! Take 15% off almost everything in our online selection! 

Shop at https://store.takarasake.com/sake-all-c44.aspx today.

Publisher: Marketing

We are happy to announce the result as below:

Double Gold & Class Champion: MIO Sparkling Sake
Double Gold & Class Champion: Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo

Gold & Reserve Champion: Kinsen Plum

Silver & Class Champion: YUKI Nigori Strawberry

Silver: Sho Chiku Bai REI Junmai Daiginjo
Silver: Sho Chiku Bai Classic Junmai
Silver: Sho Chiku Bai Premium Ginjo
Silver: Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Silky Mild

Bronze... Read More

Publisher: Marketing

"Junmai" - what' does that really mean? 

  1. Junmai Sake vs. Aruten Sake: Official labeling purpose. Classification of sake based on ingredients, rice polishing ratio and brewing method.  

  2. Junmai Type vs. Ginjo Type: Old-world sake type vs 20th century-new sake type. Often used in differentiating the taste profile and characteristics of sake.

 

First of all, Takara’s Sho Chiku Bai brand sake is... Read More

Publisher: Tasting Room

The dynamic and elegant music of the Koto.
Torinoyoni "Like a Bird"

Date: November 23rd (Saturday)
Time: 6:30 (door open)
Tiket: $25.00
           $10.00 (over 3, under 21 years old)

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Publisher: Tasting Room

Only at our Tasting Room:

10/30/2019 (Wed) – 11/03/2019 (Sun)

$5.00 per glass (limited quantity) 

Tasting Room Business Hours:

  • Daily: 12 pm to 6 pm - Last tasting at 5:00 pm
  • Reservations are required for all weekend tastings.
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Publisher: Marketing

Mystical Gem Unveiled

古酒(Koshu): Aged Sake, $10.00 per glass
Available for Tasting: Weekdays only at our Tasting Room in Berkeley, CA.

13 years ago our toji master had a bold idea.  Taking big risks, he set out to create a unique sake that was equal parts challenging and rewarding. After being carefully crafted by our toji team, this exclusive batch of sake laid to... Read More

Publisher: Tasting Room

Only at our Tasting Room:

9/11/2019 (Wed) – 9/15/2019 (Sun)

$5.00 per glass (limited quantity) 

Tasting Room Business Hours:

  • Daily: 12 pm to 6 pm - Last tasting at 5:00 pm
  • Reservations are required for all weekend tastings.
  • ... Read More
Publisher: Tasting Room

Concert: Evening of Jazz and Sake

Saxophonist and Flutist Masaru Koga returns to Takara Sake Tasting Room with a stellar ensemble for a one-night only engagement featuring his original genre-bending music, in a unique blend of Jazz, Afro-Latin, Japanese, Avant Garde, and more!

by Masaru Koga / Frank Martin / Bryan Bowman / Noriyuki Okada

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