Great evening before sailing with Ken and Emi Tominaga, starting with a tour of the Crystal Symphony Ship and Kitchen.  

Next stop was the Umi Uma Sushi Bar…  

Followed by a fabulous dinner at Prego Italian Restaurant and a night cap at the sultry Connoisseurs Club, smoking cigars and drinking cognac!  Thanks Ken and Emi for a great send off!! 

While on board, we shared some incredible evenings with the Somms on Crystal Symphony! 

No working 9-5 on the ship, it’s more like 10am until 12 mIdnight for this amazing Sommelier crew, but somehow there’s always time for late night tasting and a squeezing in a little Sake 101 with Boris Aletic, Head Sommelier and his staff.  


The new fall release of sake celebrating the beginning of brewing season in Japan

We at Sake Tengoku are especially thrilled to share with you the arrival of the long awaited Hiyaoroshi Sake, a sake that is symbolic of the changing of seasons, and is especially brewed for the Fall! This sake is pasteurized once and then stored for 8 months. From Shirataki Shuzo, in the Niigata Prefecture, Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi Hiyaoroshi Namazume will be available in limited quantities on a first come, first serve basis. “Forward, electric and fruity in the nose with notes of sweet melon, cherry, and hints of applesauce, lily and vanilla. On the palate this sake is slightly off dry, medium bodied and rich with flavors of red plum, star anise, winter squash and notes of wet rock, accented by medium acidity, and a memorable lingering finish.”

Please inquire to if you would like to purchase this special Fall Release Hiyaoroshi Sake!

Shipments will begin the week of November 11th.

We look forward to hearing from you!!

Best regards, Ken, Julie and Eduardo