Flooding damages Fukushima brewery

Jiji.com reports that many breweries were affected by flooding caused by typhoon 19 (Hagibis), which left brewing rice and facilities underwater and at least one brewery owner unsure if they could resume operations. While his heart sank when he realised the extent of...

New range of sake that can even chazuke

The Merumo site has a rather enthusiastic report from writer Haruka Mano on a tasting of a new type of sake sold under the brand HINEMOS. It starts by waving the same old red flag, asking readers what they think of when they hear the word nihonshu [sake in Japanese] –...