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Sake and alcohol content: The ABC’s on ABV

March 25, 2021

Sake and alcohol content: The ABC’s on ABV

By Bryan West

Recently, Tippsy has been receiving a lot of questions from curious drinkers on the alcohol content in sake. Is it more or less than wine? Is it hard alcohol? Is that why it’s served in those tiny cups that look like shot glasses? These are all great questions.

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The world of sake is where women can shine—Yuho and Miho Fujita

March 08, 2021

The world of sake is where women can shine—Yuho and Miho Fujita

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

Although female sake professionals are emerging more than ever today, the majority of brewery presidents in Japan (or any other industry in general) are male.. Miho Fujita is one of the few female brewery presidents in the country who started a new global brand, Yuho, together with Yokomichi toji at Mioya Brewing Company. In this spotlight, we are celebrating female leaders in honor of International Women’s Day (Monday, March 8th, 2021).

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Sake for everyone’s bright future—Atsuhide Kato and Born

February 12, 2021

Sake for everyone’s bright future—Atsuhide Kato and Born

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

Atsuhide Kato is an 11th-generation brewery president at Katoukichibee Shouten. With over 160 years of history, the brewery has been making high quality sake that are safe enough to be kosher certified worldwide.

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Celebrate the New Year with <i>taru</i> sake—Hidekazu Tanisawa and Choryo

January 06, 2021

Celebrate the New Year with taru sake—Hidekazu Tanisawa and Choryo

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

You might have seen images of sake in barrels, but have you tried it before? Choryo Brewing Company’s signature Yoshinosugi no Taru Sake is a bottled taru sake (Japanese cedar barrel-aged sake) which can be casually enjoyed at any occasion.

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Expanding the horizon of sake—Dassai and Kazuhiro Sakurai

December 16, 2020

Expanding the horizon of sake—Dassai and Kazuhiro Sakurai

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

A number of Tippsy customers are sure to agree with us that drinking Dassai makes any dining experience magical.

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Ever-evolving flavor—Kubota and Motoyoshi Yamaga

November 04, 2020

Ever-evolving flavor—Kubota and Motoyoshi Yamaga

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

Many have heard of and tried Kubota sake, brewed by Asahi Brewing Company in Niigata Prefecture.

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Organic sake as a positive cause for the future—Tentaka and Munenori Ozaki

October 09, 2020

Organic sake as a positive cause for the future—Tentaka and Munenori Ozaki

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

Munenori Ozaki is the third-generation kuramoto (brewery president) at Tentaka Brewing Company keeping up with the challenge of making sake delicious and safe.

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Revitalizing the sake making in Shonan—Tensei and Tetsuro Igarashi

September 04, 2020

Revitalizing the sake making in Shonan—Tensei and Tetsuro Igarashi

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

Tetsuro Igarashi is a toji at Kumazawa Brewing Company. Their famous Tensei series is widely enjoyed as the perfect summer sake.

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Flavor of “Never giving up” passion—Fukucho sake and Miho Imada

August 06, 2020

Flavor of “Never giving up” passion—Fukucho sake and Miho Imada

By Mitsue “Mimi” Islas-Hosokawa

Starting this month, we are kicking off a new blog series, Sake Brewery Spotlight. The series starts off with a delightful dialogue with Miho Imada, a female toji (master brewer) at Imada Brewing Company which is known for its famous Fukucho sake.

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Why is the brand

December 17, 2018

Why is the brand "Dassai" so famous?

By Genki Ito

How did "Dassai" brand become so famous? You will see how a small brewery located in distant small town in Yamaguchi Prefecture innovated the sake industry.

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