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Brewery visit: Gotō (Benten) 13 November 2017 (Part 2)

NOTE: As John Gauntner has pointed out (Sakagura tourism? Not so fast!) breweries are food producers observing stringent hygiene requirements. Don’t assume you can drop in unless they have a shop, bar, museum or other public space. Always ask in advance… Continue Reading →

Brewery visit: Gotō (Benten) 13 November 2017

NOTE: As John Gauntner has pointed out (Sakagura tourism? Not so fast!) breweries are food producers observing stringent hygiene requirements. Don’t assume you can drop in unless they have a shop, bar, museum or other public space. Always ask in… Continue Reading →

Sake tourism in the Five Villages of Nada

The Mainichi Shinbun site has a six-part series interviewing sake company owners in their 40s in the Nada Gogō area (talk about specific). If you haven’t heard of it already, this area in Hyōgo Prefecture known as Nada is home… Continue Reading →

The best sake for your wine glass in 2018

The Fukui Keizai site reports on the winners of the 2018 Sake That’s Delicious in a Wine Glass Award – at least the seven winners from Fukui Prefecture. The Wine Glass de Oishii Nihonshu Award 2018 contest was held in central… Continue Reading →

Five Hyōgo cities trying to go down in sake history

The Mainichi Shinbun newspaper reports on efforts by areas including the famous “five villages” of Nada to be recognised as special to the culture and history of sake. The cities of Itami, Kobe, Nishinomiya, Ashiya and Amagasaki, all in Hyōgo… Continue Reading →

The koi carp sake that’s big in Germany

At Press reports on the koi carp bottle from the Imayotsukasa brewery, which has won a German Design Award 2018. The sake is called Nishikigoi (錦鯉), after the fancy or brocade carp. (And if nishiki sounds familiar, it’s used in… Continue Reading →

Quantity of sake shipped from Niigata falls for third year running

The Niigata Nippo More site reports on 2017 shipments of sake from Niigata to the rest of Japan – noting that they have fallen for the third consecutive year. According to the Niigata Sake Brewers Association, domestic shipments have fallen… Continue Reading →

Students of sake tour breweries in Nagano

Shinmai Web reports on overseas students of sake on a visit to a brewery in the Suwa area of Nagano Prefecture. The Miyasaka brewery in Suwa city held a study meeting for overseas visitors interested in using sake in their… Continue Reading →

Hear the music and drink the sake that was brewed to it

I first heard about this from Andrew at Origin Sake, but never got around to following it up – did you hear about the brewer who insists on having his sake brew to classical music? Value Press reports on a… Continue Reading →

Kobe ships half of exported sake

The Yomiuri Online site reports that Kobe Port is a big supporter of sake – half of exports in 2017 passed through there. Exports of sake in 2017 were up 19% on the previous year, rising to 23,481,000 litres -… Continue Reading →

Hyogo hosts a Sake World Party

The Hyogo Financial Plus site reports on an event held by the Hyogo Prefecture Sake Brewers Association for foreign residents. Called the “Sake World Party”, the event in Kobe city saw around 200 foreigners living in Japan gather to enjoy… Continue Reading →

Sake made in the USA: The Brooklyn Kura is open

Music and book retailer Tsutaya’s T-Site has a report from Abe Kasumi on the opening of the first sake brewery in New York, the Brooklyn Kura. Japanese food is no longer a rarity in New York. Local specialists hand-mould rice for… Continue Reading →

Japan strikes back: Sake nouveau arrives in France

AFP BB News reports on the arrival of sake nouveau in France.  For decades, France has been sending hundreds of thousands of bottles of Beaujolais nouveau to Japan every November. The article also repeats the claim that people fill bathtubs… Continue Reading →

Putting some colour into sake

The Sankei West site reports on two things that bemuse me – making sake more suitable for Instagram, and more appealing to people who haven’t heard of it or don’t drink. How about blue sake? Pink? Orange? All these and… Continue Reading →

Chocolates that are sweet like sake

Anan News reports on a new line of chocolates that look amazing, reflect the Japanese aesthetic, and at least in one case, contain sake. Although chocolate is a European sweet, a Japanese master chocolatier can transform it into traditional-style “Japonisme… Continue Reading →

Add a little salt to your sake

The Nikkei Style site reports on something that I keep hearing about but never understood – should you have salt with your sake? The article, written by Aoyama Shiho of the Japan Salt Coordinator Association, talks about sakana, which is… Continue Reading →

A shortcut to success: call your sake Suzuki

The Japanese Huffington Post reports on a sake name that proved a little too popular. Another sake crowdfunding project on the Makuake site unexpectedly sold all backing slots for the 1,000 bottles available in just four days. The article mentions… Continue Reading →

Sake float with double fermented lees ice cream

The Value Press site reports on a new, cool sake cocktail – made with double-fermented sake lees ice cream. Ice cream made with sake lees, already fermented during the brewing process, is then fermented again by lactobacilli. The FARM8 company… Continue Reading →

Breweries warm up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Mainichi Newspaper reports on sake breweries stepping up their accessibility for tourists ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The article states that Japanese sake breweries are putting effort into both increasing exports of sake and “sakagura tourism”… Continue Reading →

Bring home sake from Shibuya

The site Pouch reports on more labels and more crowdfunding – this time for two sake with labels showing icons from the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Writer Tabata Anji comments that although Shibuya is usually in the top two when… Continue Reading →

Sake with a message

The Sanyo News site reports on a way to make sure recipients of a gift of sake take it the right way – a message on the bottle. The Muromachi brewery in Akaiwa City, Okayama Prefecture, has started using labels… Continue Reading →

JAL First and Business Class sake and wine for 2018

The Daily Sun New York site reports on Japan Airlines’ (JAL) wine and sake selection for First and Business Class passengers in 2018. The selection includes wines not only from Europe but from all over the world, including Japan. JAL… Continue Reading →

Kochi brewery in financial difficulty

The Mainichi Shinbun reports on a brewery close to the edge. The Kochi brewery in Ino, Kochi Prefecture has made an application to the Kochi district court under the Japanese Civil Rehabilitation Act, which covers restructuring businesses in financial difficulty…. Continue Reading →

The International Wine Challenge comes to Yamagata

The Mainichi Shinbun reports on a New Year speech by Yoshimura Mieko, governor of Yamagata Prefecture, given to public servants and businesses at the prefectural hall as Japan got back to work on 4 January 2018.  She spoke about the… Continue Reading →

White lavender sake

You Pouch reports on another sake crowdfunding project (not sure if the news alerts I get are somehow biased towards crowdfunding…) – this time a brewery from Akita Prefecture using yeast from the area’s distinctive white lavender. The sake is… Continue Reading →

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