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5 sake picks for a romantic date

January 31, 2020

5 sake picks for a romantic date

By Alice Hama

February is just around the corner! That means that Valentine's Day is approaching. If you are looking for a perfect gift for your loved ones, how about trying something unique this year? Here are my 5 picks for your special Valentine!

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Top 5 best sake for beginners

January 14, 2020

Top 5 best sake for beginners

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

It’s been an amazing year for Japanese sake and 2020 has much more in store! With sake, “beauty is in the eye of the drinker” and with so much variety and versatility, we thought we’d share some of our staff’s unique picks for drinkers who want to explore a little more in major categories: junmai, ginjo, daiginjo and flavored.

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Sake sommelier pairing ideas: Nanbu Bijin “AWA Sparkling”

December 03, 2019

Sake sommelier pairing ideas: Nanbu Bijin “AWA Sparkling”

By Alice Hama

This is a refreshing and elegant sparkling sake made by Nanbu Bijin Brewery located in Iwate Prefecture.

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Pairing sake with your Thanksgiving meal

November 20, 2019

Pairing sake with your Thanksgiving meal

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

The Thanksgiving meal is one of my favorite meals to prepare because it’s the single occasion out of the entire year when I don’t have to figure out what to make!

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Best hot sake

October 22, 2019

Best hot sake

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

For many people, their first encounter with Japanese sake was through a sake bomb, a spin-off from the popular Irish car bomb but with the added attraction of chopsticks.

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Raise Your Glass for World Sake Day

October 01, 2019

Raise Your Glass for World Sake Day

By Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen

Today is World Sake Day! Across Japan and around the world, sake’s heritage and history will be celebrated with sake tasting and food pairing events. It’s another reason to love the month of October!

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