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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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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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Spotlight: Jessica Joly (Part 2)

August 02, 2019

Spotlight: Jessica Joly (Part 2)

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

Jessica Joly is Marketing Director for Sake Discoveries, a New York-based company spreading sake awareness through events, branding, and education.

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Spotlight: Jessica Joly (Part 1)

May 22, 2019

Spotlight: Jessica Joly (Part 1)

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

In our third Spotlight, we talk to Jessica Joly whose creativity is bringing sake to new heights and audiences!

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Spotlight: Bridging Sake & Wine, Tippsy Interviews Alice Hama

March 20, 2019

Spotlight: Bridging Sake & Wine, Tippsy Interviews Alice Hama

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

In our second Spotlight, leading female sommelier Alice Hama tells us about the expanding world of wine and sake, and shares excellent recommendations for "bridging" the two global beverages.

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Spotlight continued: Tippsy Interviews Timothy Sullivan (Part 2)

January 19, 2019

Spotlight continued: Tippsy Interviews Timothy Sullivan (Part 2)

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

In Part 2 of our interview, Timothy Sullivan tells us about his experiences with Hakkaisan Brewery and the changes in Japan that are bringing premium sake to the forefront.

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Spotlight: Tippsy Interviews Timothy Sullivan (Part 1)

January 10, 2019

Spotlight: Tippsy Interviews Timothy Sullivan (Part 1)

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

"Sake is Japanese culture in a cup—a microcosm of the larger expression of Japanese culture." We kick off our new Spotlight Series with our first guest, Hakkaisan Global Brand Ambassador, Sake Educator and Sake Sommelier Timothy Sullivan.

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