Sake – a second helping


See also Vintage port and sake.

One evening earlier this month, the evening after the vintage port tasting described in Vintage ports of the eighties – a progress report in fact, Nick and I experienced an in-house tasting – or an least an in-new-flat tasting – of sakes. This follow-up to the revelatory sake tasting at 67 Pall Mall last autumn was proposed by economist Professor Nobuyuki Sato, currently of Chatham House in London, who is on the extreme right of this picture. His wife, with whom he ate in all of France's three-star restaurants when they lived in...