BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.2460@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20100615T000000Z DTEND:20100615T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Shochu has outsold sake in Japan since 2003. What is shochu exa ctly and why is it so popular in Japan?\nShochu Advisor\, Yukari Sakamoto\ , will demystify this Japanese spirit that is often misunderstood outside of Japan. Shochu 101 will introduce the basics of shochu and an array of s ix different types of shochu. There is no better way to train your palate than to &ldquo\;nomikuraberu&rdquo\; &ndash\; taste the shochu right next to each other. By the end of the evening\, determine if shochu is somethin g that fits your tastes\, and if you prefer your shochu on the rocks or &l dquo\;oyuwari&rdquo\; with hot water.\nThe shochu will be paired with popu lar izakaya fare including edamame\, Satsumaage\, and tsukemono (Japanese pickles).\nPlease come join us and enjoy the flavors.\n\nhttp://server.lot usws.com/~jcccom/?p=719 SUMMARY:Shochu 101 at The Japanese Culinary Center URL:/en/events/2010/06/15/shochu-101-at-the-japanese-culinary-center/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR