Sake News from Japan

Bringing sake to the world, first stop Paris (2/2)

Bringing sake to the world, first stop Paris (2/2)

Excite News defines “PUNK sake” as made by young brewers who introduce themselves by saying they want to drink a different kind of sake, ignore unnecessary rules and prioritise flavour over all else. They’re the ones who have been breathing new life into the sake...

Bringing sake to the world, first stop Paris (1/2)

Bringing sake to the world, first stop Paris (1/2)

Excite News defines “PUNK sake” as made by young brewers who introduce themselves by saying they want to drink a different kind of sake, ignore unnecessary rules and prioritise flavour over all else. They’re the ones who have been breathing new life into the sake...

A sake just for Taiwan

A sake just for Taiwan

The Iza site covers an an attempt to enter the Taiwanese market and promote Japan-Taiwan ties, with Kita Shuzō from Kashihara, Nara prefecture teaming up with Tokyo-based Geelee Media Group (who run a Japanese travel information site in Taiwan) to create a sake...

Sake startup wins for innovation

Sake startup wins for innovation

News site Jiji carries a press release from the sake-focused startup Naorai, based on Mikado Island in Hiroshima Prefecture and run by Kōichirō Miyake. The company won the Environmental Innovation Prize at the 7th Good Life Awards held by the Japanese Ministry of the...

Sake studies branch out

Sake studies branch out

The Nikkei Newspaper reports on the University of Niigata, already covered for holding nihonshu classes, who are now extending their reach to other cities. They’re teaming up with Niigata Prefecture and the prefectural brewers association to take their sake classes on...

Bio, organic, natural – coming to a sake near you

Bio, organic, natural – coming to a sake near you

Bio, organic, natural… these related terms have slightly different definitions but all are intimately familiar to people in the wine world. When it comes to sake, though, they're relatively unknown. Niconico News covers the organic sake selection at the The Japan Sake...

Making a case for sake at room temperature

Making a case for sake at room temperature

The Smart Flash site features an interview with Japanese newscaster and announcer Norio Minorikawa, better known to his fans as Minomonta. He confides to the interviewer that he wants to give him something cool to report, but although he used to enjoy it from a...

Wine made with sake yeast

Wine made with sake yeast

The Nikkei newspaper features a new product sold by wine importer and retailer 21 Community in Minato Ward, Tokyo – a Chilean wine called Gin no Shizuku (ぎんの雫, Goutte d’Argent) made with sake yeast. There are very few wines made with sake yeast. The wine is on sale in...

Sake goes West – seafood pairing in L.A.

Sake goes West – seafood pairing in L.A.

Kanako Chitose, writing for Nikkan Sports, reports from Los Angeles on a sake tasting filled with surprises. JFOODO, charged with promoting Japanese food overseas, teamed up with the New York Times newspaper for a one night only special event in Hollywood showcasing...

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