NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s a new trend coming to a bar near you.

Sake is the current drink of choice for the chic and fabulous — celebs like Cee-Lo Green, who co-owns his own sake label, have made it a VIP favorite at clubs and restaurants around Manhattan.

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The Joy of Sake, the largest sake tasting outside of Japan, is returning to NYC on Sept. 20. Th event will feature 359 premium labels for New Yorkers to sample, along with sake-friendly appetizers.

Chris Pearce is one of only 43 certified sake assessors in the world. He visited The Couch to educate us on the drink’s many varieties.

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