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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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