Three reasons why the Japanese hate sake

A report in Nifty News edited by Tamaki Tokita points out that when you talk about Japanese drinks, sake is one of the first to come to mind, but the quantity of sake consumed in Japan been steadily falling for decades. It started into a mild decline in the years...

Sake? There’s an app for that

Excite News reports on a new app called Sakeist, designed to connect Japanese sake breweries with overseas consumers and sommeliers, with the ultimate aim of promoting sake and expanding its markets. It’s currently available for iOS and Android. Despite the relentless...

Marie Chiba x Minimal: Chocolate and sake

Sake pairing expert Marie Chiba, owner of GEM by Moto, was hosted on an Instagram Live on 24 June 2020 by Takatsugu Yamashita, co-founder of Minimal bean to bar chocolate in Tokyo. Takatsugu started off interviewing Marie, asking her about how she got into the niche...

Eating rice meant for drinking

Rumi Ide reports for Yahoo Japan News on yet another knock-on effect of coronavirus, this time on the agricultural sector and farmers growing rice for sake brewing. Asahi Shuzō in Yamaguchi, makers of Dassai, only use the most widely grown and prized sake rice –...