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Fact 3: Sake should not always be preserved like wine

December 28, 2018

Fact 3: Sake should not always be preserved like wine

By Saki Kimura

Saki Kimura, a Sake Sommelier/ Food Journalist based in San Francisco, writes a special series of articles "6 Facts that Are Misunderstood About Sake"

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Fact 2: Sake is Not a Spirit

December 28, 2018

Fact 2: Sake is Not a Spirit

By Saki Kimura

One of the most shocking sake experiences working as a sake sommelier in Tokyo was when I saw a visitor from overseas chugging a glass of sake. Surprised and curious at the same time, I couldn’t help but ask “Why do you drink sake like tequila?

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Why is the brand

December 17, 2018

Why is the brand "Dassai" so famous?

By Genki Ito

How did "Dassai" brand become so famous? You will see how a small brewery located in distant small town in Yamaguchi Prefecture innovated the sake industry.

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Top 5 Gifts for Sake Lovers

December 11, 2018

Top 5 Gifts for Sake Lovers

By Louie Anne

The art of sake deserves to be celebrated! Here are the Top 5 gift recommendations for your sake-loving friend or co-worker. Use the right sake vessels to enjoy hot or chilled sake. Serve it on a beautiful wooden tray, reminiscent of Japan, or in a modern ice bucket.

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What is rice polishing ratio?

November 11, 2018

What is rice polishing ratio?

By Seika Suzuki

Seika studies "Japanese sake" at Niigata University in Japan, which is located at the center of sake production. She explains the basics of "Rice Polishing Ratio" and how that affects the overall quality of sake.

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Journey Into Sake

October 15, 2018

Journey Into Sake

By Louie Anne

Our Content Editor, Louie Anne talks about her first encounter with sake and her cultural experience growing up in beautiful Okinawa, Japan.

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