Sept 16th: yKAN Makgeolli Tasting Event


Autumn is the season for foliage, apple picking, hiking, and wine tasting. If we were to turn them into a Korean-American version, instead of wine tasting, how about makgeolli tasting?

Join yKAN on Tue. 9/16/14 for a fun curiously flavorful night tasting makgeolli and networking. Similar to wine tasting events, our “Makgeolli Tasting Master” will lead everyone to appreciation each variety together. Afterwards, there will be time to network as we share our experience from the tasting. Light refreshments that compliments the makgeolli, like pajeon, will be available at the beginning of the event (so make sure to arrive on time!).

What: yKAN Makgeolli Tasting & Networking Social
When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
7 – 9 pm
Where: NY DokSeoSil (5th Floor Gallery)
312 5th Ave (between 32 & 31 str)
Cost: $30 (for tasting & refreshments)
RSVP: Purchase your tickets: HERE. Maximum capacity: 30 people

Disclaimer: You must be 21 or over to participate in the event.  yKAN is not encouraging alcoholic consumption nor endorsing any of the products at the event.  Drink responsibly and plan a safe method home after the event.  Make sure to bring your government issued documentation (such as your driver license) to prove your age.

About Makgeolli:

Makgeolli, also known as “Korean rice wine”, is an alcoholic beverage native to Korea. It is made from rice or wheat mixed with nuruk, a Korean fermentation starter. It has a milky, off-white color and sweetness, and is about 6–8% alcohol by volume. Makgeolli is traditionally made from rice, although variations are made from wheat, and some brands are flavored with corn, chestnut, apple or other produce.

It was originally quite popular among farmers, however, it has recently become more popular in cities, especially with the younger generations (e.g. 1.5/2nd generation Korean Americans).

In Korea, it is also known for its health benefits! Makgeolli is unfiltered and contains high levels of lactic acid and lactobacillus bacteria, 500 times the level in yogurt and dietary fiber. This helps to aid digestion, improve immune function and slow the aging.