Sake News from Japan

Mythbusting added alcohol in sake (2/2)

Mythbusting added alcohol in sake (2/2)

An article from Nomooo [“Driiink”] featured on Excite News addresses a much misunderstood topic – adding high-strength distilled alcohol to sake. (Click here for part 1 of the article.) The article also points out that adding jōzō alcohol is not particularly new. It’s...

Mythbusting added alcohol in sake (1/2)

Mythbusting added alcohol in sake (1/2)

An article from Nomooo [“Driiink”] featured on Excite News addresses a much misunderstood topic – adding high-strength distilled alcohol to sake. What is this jōzō [brewers’/brewing/brewed depending on who’s translating] alcohol and why is it added to sake? The legal...

Hot cocktails – and I don’t just mean popular

Hot cocktails – and I don’t just mean popular

Ever considered oden dashi, yuzu ponzu or pickled ginger as cocktail ingredients? Excite News reports on a new lineup of just-add-sake mixer cups from Ponshu Gria, who launched with summertime sangria-style glasses complete with ingredients for instant sake cocktails....

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...

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