Lava-hot tip for sake lovers and sake novices alike -- Lenny over at Ambassador Wines and Spirits (1020 Second Ave at 54th, 212.421-5078 told me this weekend that he's planning a big sake tasting for Saturday, Feb. 23rd between 2PM-7PM at the store. Ambassador is in my opinion THE place to go in NYC for sake -- they offer a huge selection and it's stored under proper conditions. They know a tremendous amount about the stuff and can have made some great recommendations for me in the past. The upcoming tasting will include sakes supplied by notables such as John Gauntner (author of The Sake Companion), who will bring a selection of sakes from his importing concern. A number of sakes from other importers will also be represented, so the day promises to be a tremendous opportunity to try out different sakes at no cost while learning from the experts.