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Sake sommelier pairing ideas: Shinsei “Junmai Daiginjo”

September 16, 2020

Sake sommelier pairing ideas: Shinsei “Junmai Daiginjo”

By Alice Hama

Yamamoto Honke was established in 1677 in the Fushimi Ward of Kyoto Prefecture. Fushimi is home to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Japan’s best-known Shinto shrine which serves as the headquarters for over 30,000 Inari shrines all over Japan.

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Sake sommelier pairing ideas: Asabiraki “Suijin”

July 02, 2020

Sake sommelier pairing ideas: Asabiraki “Suijin”

By Alice Hama

Asabiraki “Suijin” is one of the popular sakes produced by Asabiraki Brewery located in Iwate Prefecture.

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Comprehensive sake pairing ideas for wine lovers and sake beginners

June 09, 2020

Comprehensive sake pairing ideas for wine lovers and sake beginners

By Alice Hama

As the Japanese culinary trend evolves and consumers become familiar with sake, sommeliers are increasingly observing the rise of the importance of “sake and food pairing”. As a wine sommelier, I would like to introduce comprehensive sake pairing ideas for wine lovers and sake beginners, with reference to widely-recognized wine theories.

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Cheese and sake pairing

April 08, 2020

Cheese and sake pairing

By Alice Hama

As sake attracts growing interest among international sommeliers, the idea of cheese and sake pairing has become a trendy topic.

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Sake sommelier pairing ideas: Nanbu Bijin “AWA Sparkling”

December 03, 2019

Sake sommelier pairing ideas: Nanbu Bijin “AWA Sparkling”

By Alice Hama

This is a refreshing and elegant sparkling sake made by Nanbu Bijin Brewery located in Iwate Prefecture.

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Spotlight: Aya Nomoto

September 24, 2019

Spotlight: Aya Nomoto

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

Aya Nomoto is an accomplished and dedicated sake professional, sommelier, and educator with Level 3 WSET certifications and awards.

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