Sake News from Japan

One way to introduce sake

One way to introduce sake

News site Jiji.com carries a press release announcing round 2 of Nihonshu Nyumon (日本酒入門) – an introduction to sake from the company Warehouse Japan. [The first round was announced in August 2020 and looks identical.] The service ships samples and a textbook to serve...

Brewers’ alma mater supporting kura hit by the pandemic

Brewers’ alma mater supporting kura hit by the pandemic

The Kyodo Keizai Shinbun reports on a new project from the Tokyo University of Agriculture that aims to offer emergency support to 41 sake breweries across the country. Based in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward, the Tokyo University of Agriculture (東京農業大学, Tōkyō Nōgyō Daigaku or...

For those who like their sake hot, cold and in between

For those who like their sake hot, cold and in between

Can’t decide if you want your sake hot or cold? PR Times has a press release for a piece of equipment that will do both. Hiyakan, a heating-and-cooling sake server designed to manage anything from hiya (10°C) to atsukan (55°C), is currently raising funds on Japanese...

Ishikawa Prefecture celebrates a long-awaited new sake rice

Ishikawa Prefecture celebrates a long-awaited new sake rice

The News24.jp site has a very brief article with accompanying video [50 seconds] from a news segment on celebrations for a new jizake [地酒, local/regional sake] brewed with a recently developed strain of rice. Ishikawa Prefecture spent 11 years developing the new...

Creating a sustainable sake supply chain

Creating a sustainable sake supply chain

News release site Jiji.com has a press release from SAKE HUNDRED, part of Clear, Inc. [who also run the Kurand chain of all-you-can-drink sake bars and the SAKETIMES site] on their attempt to support sustainable agriculture. They aim to support their partner sake...

Domestic and export volumes for sake (and bad graphs)

Domestic and export volumes for sake (and bad graphs)

Press release site PR Times has a report from travel company HIS who have announced an agreement to collaborate with Clip Creative to promote sake overseas. The HIS Food Project was set up on 29 June 2020 to support food producers, local governments and primary...

How to hold a brewery open day when closed to visitors

How to hold a brewery open day when closed to visitors

The Amagasaki Keizai Shimbun carries a press release from megabrewery Hakutsuru in Kobe stating that they will be holding an autumn online “open day” and event all day on Saturday 10 October 2020. After having to abandon plans for an open day in the spring, the...

Gifu brewery gives away sake brewed for Olympics

Gifu brewery gives away sake brewed for Olympics

Yahoo Japan News covers a story in Asahi Shimbun Digital about a 150 year old Gifu sake brewery who found themselves at a loss… but turned it into a gesture of support for their community. Watanabe Hisanori, kuramoto [蔵元, owner] of Watanabe Shuzōten in Hida City, had...

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