Sake exports continue to rise, but why?

In the midst of the New Year party season, also prime time for fresh sake, Livedoor News looks at how the export market for sake has tripled in value in the last 10 years and, more importantly, why. Total sake consumption (reckoned by tax revenue) is down to less than...

Should you keep your sake below zero?

Nikkei Style reports on a wine-style fridge designed especially for sake with the aim of keeping it at a numbing -5°C. Aqua developed the SAKE CABINET to provide ideal storage conditions for sake at home, ensuring you can enjoy your brew to the fullest. Noticing the...

A new sake pairing – with novels

The Niigata Business Journal features a new (to me anyway) sake collaboration – novels. Horoyoi Bunko (ほろよい文庫, “tipsy books”) has two very short novels set in the traditional sake production area of Nagaoka, presented alongside sake to drink while reading them....

Sake still on the rise in France

AFP BB News has a brief but insightful look into the still-developing sake scene in France. (See the article for a 1 min 14 second video.) Paz Levinson, head sommelier of the French luxury restaurant group Anne-Sophie Pic, slowly tastes from a glass while picking up a...