Blog

Tippsy's writers contribute to bringing unique content around Japanese Sake, food culture and trends to you.

Spotlight: Bridging Sake & Wine, Tippsy Interviews Alice Hama

March 20, 2019

Spotlight: Bridging Sake & Wine, Tippsy Interviews Alice Hama

By Louie Anne

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Fact 5: Sake Complements More Than Japanese Cuisine

February 22, 2019

Fact 5: Sake Complements More Than Japanese Cuisine

By Saki Kimura

In Part 5 of her series on "Misunderstood Facts", Saki Kimura, a Sake Sommelier/ Food Journalist based in San Francisco, tells us about pairing sake with other types of cuisine.

Read more
Fact 4: You Should Not Make Sake Piping Hot

February 01, 2019

Fact 4: You Should Not Make Sake Piping Hot

By Saki Kimura

Continuing her series, "6 Facts That Are Misunderstood About Sake," Saki Kimura shares how to properly warm sake without losing its delicate taste and aroma.

Read more
Can you make sake with regular table rice?

January 25, 2019

Can you make sake with regular table rice?

By Seika Suzuki

Not all rice is suitable for brewing sake. Certain types of Japonica rice have special components that are used for brewing sake. The most important property is "shinpaku" which plays an important role in saccharification, the conversion of starch to sugar, and influences the taste and aroma of the final product.

Read more
Spotlight continued: Tippsy Interviews Timothy Sullivan (Part 2)

January 19, 2019

Spotlight continued: Tippsy Interviews Timothy Sullivan (Part 2)

By Louie Anne

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.

Read more

Share Tippsy with Friends!