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Spring sake for cherry blossom season

April 10, 2021

Spring sake for cherry blossom season

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

The Japanese cherry blossoms have arrived in D.C.—spring is here! And with spring comes the best type of picnic, the kind that’s meant for hanami, or flower viewing.

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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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U.S. National Sake Appraisal gold award-winners

January 25, 2021

U.S. National Sake Appraisal gold award-winners

By Sachiko Miyagi

On October 17, 2020, nine sake experts gathered at the Hawaii Convention Center to judge 502 sake submitted from Japan, the United States and Mexico for the 20th annual U.S. National Sake Appraisal.

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Cheesing out of 2020—how to build a charcuterie board

December 24, 2020

Cheesing out of 2020—how to build a charcuterie board

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

Growing up, I had the impression that cheese and pepperoni slices were just common go-to snacks that parents would toss into their kids’ lunchboxes.

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Filipino food and sake

October 29, 2020

Filipino food and sake

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

Sake is a world-class beverage and we’re eager to try some sake pairings with Filipino food in celebration of October’s Filipino American History Month.

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Finding your zen with sake

April 06, 2020

Finding your zen with sake

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

The weeks leading up to cherry blossom season in Washington, D.C., are packed with much anticipation and excitement.

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Raise Your Glass for World Sake Day

October 01, 2019

Raise Your Glass for World Sake Day

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

Today is World Sake Day! Across Japan and around the world, sake’s heritage and history will be celebrated with sake tasting and food pairing events. It’s another reason to love the month of October!

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Sake-Tasting Tour at Ishikawa Brewing Company, Tokyo

April 20, 2019

Sake-Tasting Tour at Ishikawa Brewing Company, Tokyo

By Hayataro Sakitsu

Ishikawa Brewing Company offers a sake-tasting tour in English and Japanese, and is close enough to Tokyo that you can take a tour there in half a day!


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Bringing Japan Home: IKEBANA

April 13, 2019

Bringing Japan Home: IKEBANA

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

Even if you can't see the cherry blossoms, you can bring home a part of Japan through the wonderful art of Ikebana flower arrangements!

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Enchanting Sakura

April 06, 2019

Enchanting Sakura

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

Every year, cherry blossoms (sakura) bring so much beauty and joy to locals and visitors alike. It is a source of inspiration for poetry, art, cuisine, and much more!

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Journey Into Sake

October 15, 2018

Journey Into Sake

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

Our Content Editor, Louie Anne talks about her first encounter with sake and her cultural experience growing up in beautiful Okinawa, Japan.

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