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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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One-on-one sake tasting with Hakkaisan

September 10, 2020

One-on-one sake tasting with Hakkaisan

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

When I learned that Tippsy would be offering a set of Hakkaisan sake, I couldn’t wait to try it. Hakkaisan was one of the first brands I purposely tried and shared with others, and it was even more memorable to me because we had interviewed Timothy Sullivan, Sake Samurai, Sake Educator and Hakkaisan Global Ambassador, for our first Spotlight interview.

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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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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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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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