Sake News from Japan

How pairing could help restaurant recovery

How pairing could help restaurant recovery

Mari Ariki reports for IT Media Business Online on an intriguing claim – that pairing, such as wine and sushi or sake and soba – will be the salvation of the hospitality business after society recovers from coronavirus. She comments that although pairing is...

Three reasons why the Japanese hate sake

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

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

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

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 -...

Staying cool with sake in summer

Staying cool with sake in summer

Yahoo Japan News proudly proclaims that it’s summer, and therefore time for sake highballs! It also gives some suggestions on how to drink chilled sake on hot days, while comparing different Kyoto and Nara breweries based on city sets available from the end of May...

Kurashiki sake bar goes small to help local breweries

Kurashiki sake bar goes small to help local breweries

The Kurashiki Keizai Shinbun reports on a sake bar in Okayama Prefecture offering locals a new way to enjoy sake at home, with an original range from local breweries in smaller bottles. Suiyōbi [粋酔日, something like “stylish intoxication day”?] specialises in sake from...

One sake brewery trying to stay afloat during coronavirus

One sake brewery trying to stay afloat during coronavirus

The global pandemic has left one Shiga Prefecture brewery high and dry after 10,000 bottles of junmai daiginjō brewed for export suddenly had nowhere to go. Domestic demand is low but it also costs them to keep it in storage, so they’re selling it in Japan as a last...

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