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Regional sake guide: Kanto Region

January 17, 2021

Regional sake guide: Kanto Region

By Alice Hama

In the first series of regional sake guide, we talked about important factors characterizing the regional style of sake. In this fourth article of the series, we will travel through the Kanto region which covers seven prefectures including Tokyo.

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Regional sake guide: Chubu Region

November 19, 2020

Regional sake guide: Chubu Region

By Alice Hama

Chubu Region is the central area of Japan’s mainland Honshu island, sitting between Kansai and Kanto Region.

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Regional sake guide: Chugoku and Kansai Region

October 16, 2020

Regional sake guide: Chugoku and Kansai Region

By Alice Hama

In the first series of Regional sake guide, we talked about important factors characterizing the regional style of sake.

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Beat the heat: cold sake

September 28, 2020

Beat the heat: cold sake

By Bryan West

Although the days of summer are behind us and autumn is officially here, sometimes the thermometer would make you think otherwise.

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Regional sake guide: Kyushu, Okinawa & Shikoku Islands

August 12, 2020

Regional sake guide: Kyushu, Okinawa & Shikoku Islands

By Alice Hama

What characterizes the regional style of sake? First, breweries have historically chosen locations with certain conditions, such as climate and geographical features including abundant natural water sources. 

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Comparing Dassai 23, 39 and 45

June 25, 2020

Comparing Dassai 23, 39 and 45

By Bryan West

For many sake enthusiasts outside of Japan, myself included, drinking Dassai was a revelatory “Wow!” moment.

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Top 5 best sake for beginners

January 14, 2020

Top 5 best sake for beginners

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

It’s been an amazing year for Japanese sake and 2020 has much more in store! With sake, “beauty is in the eye of the drinker” and with so much variety and versatility, we thought we’d share some of our staff’s unique picks for drinkers who want to explore a little more in major categories: junmai, ginjo, daiginjo and flavored.

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Best hot sake

October 22, 2019

Best hot sake

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

For many people, their first encounter with Japanese sake was through a sake bomb, a spin-off from the popular Irish car bomb but with the added attraction of chopsticks.

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Sake Recommendations for Wine Drinkers

March 11, 2019

Sake Recommendations for Wine Drinkers

By Saki Kimura

Sake is attracting the attention of sommeliers and wine lovers! Read Saki's tips on selecting sake based on your general wine preferences and tastes.

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Top 5 Gifts for Sake Lovers

December 11, 2018

Top 5 Gifts for Sake Lovers

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

The art of sake deserves to be celebrated! Here are the Top 5 gift recommendations for your sake-loving friend or co-worker. Use the right sake vessels to enjoy hot or chilled sake. Serve it on a beautiful wooden tray, reminiscent of Japan, or in a modern ice bucket.

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