Sake News from Japan

A(nother) sake to impress wine drinkers

A(nother) sake to impress wine drinkers

An article in @press covers a new sake that goes the extra mile trying to imitate wine – including brewing with wine yeast. The Apero S junmai ginjō was conceived by a specialist wine shop to have a flavour profile that would amaze even professional wine sommeliers....

The unrecognised problem with sake – portability – solved

The unrecognised problem with sake – portability – solved

If you’ve ever found a bottle of sake too much trouble to take when you’re going hiking, camping or out for a BBQ, GO POCKET has you covered. Ignite Japan covers the new range of sake sold in small, lightweight and unbreakable pouches. When it’s cold, it’s only...

What can you do with too much sake rice? Risotto!

What can you do with too much sake rice? Risotto!

My Navi News reports on a new product from company Oisix ra daichi, who aim to connect food producers and consumers by sourcing good food from all over Japan and delivering it to homes with suggested recipes or as part of sets. The company launched the Sakamai Risotto...

(Very) old sake is the new big – or rather, expensive – thing

(Very) old sake is the new big – or rather, expensive – thing

Nichee.com carries an article by sake writer Tomoko Takiguchi on the recently formed Tokisake Association and their record-breaking price for a set of eight aged sake. Described as a “new discovery” of sake, the set costs JPY 2020,000 (around USD 19,400/EUR 16,000) –...

Pop-up pick-up pairing seafood and sake

Pop-up pick-up pairing seafood and sake

The Mashup NY site carries a story on a new pop-up pick-up food locker concept being trialled in New York, featuring a seafood bento paired with sake. The service, organised by the Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Center (JFOODO) will be available from 8-13...

Talking sake in English

Talking sake in English

News site Jiji.com carries a press release for a new book written by an International Kikizake-shi [a qualification from the Sake Service Institute somewhere in the region of “sake sommelier”, although there’s another qualification with that name] who allegedly loves...

Sake with added… hydrogen?

Sake with added… hydrogen?

The Shunan Keizai Shinbun reports on a surprising collaboration between a chemicals company and a sake brewery in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Tokuyama makes chemical products for the semiconductor, healthcare and construction industries, while Hatsumomiji is a kura...

A new AI learning sake aromas and flavours – from consumers

A new AI learning sake aromas and flavours – from consumers

The ITmedia News site carries a story by Haruka Yasuda about a new artificial intelligence project, this time for the aromas of sake. SCENTMATIC an AI venture company based in Shibuya, Tokyo, announced their KAORIUM for Sake service on 9 December 2020. It allows...

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