Brewery Spotlight: Yaoshin Shuzo (Gangi) | Mar. 26, 2024

Date Time Registration TUE 03/26 5pm PT | 8pm ET CLICK Here Guests: Hisashige Kobayashi (President and Managing Director), Kaoru Tomoyoshi (Kaoru Sake and Beyond) Our spotlight highlights Yaoshin Shuzo, the famous makers of Gangi sake. Located in Yamaguchi prefecture, Yaoshin was founded in 1877 along the “gangi”, or stone stairs that run alongside the […]

Brewery Spotlight: Katoukichibee Shouten (Born) | Feb. 26, 2024

Date Time Registration MON 02/26 5pm PT | 8pm ET CLICK Here Guests: Atsuhide Kato (President & CEO), Mr. Hirasawa (System Engineer & Chief Clerk), Kaoru Tomoyoshi (Kaoru Sake and Beyond) Our spotlight is back and brighter than ever with Katoukichibee Shouten as the star. Located in Fukui prefecture, Katoukichibee Shouten has produced top-notch sake […]

The Cultural Significance of Sake: Celebrating Tradition and Heritage

During a visit to a Japanese bar in Tokyo, your first instinct is to order sake. Unfortunately, asking the bartender for “sake” in Japanese would only get you a blank look. This is because the word sake, in Japanese, just means alcohol. Instead, during your sake tasting, you should ask for “nihonshu,” or “Japan’s alcohol.” The […]

A Guide To the 5 Main Types of Sake

Sake is becoming increasingly in-demand in the United States. Japanese exports to the U.S. are now at over 9 million liters a year. Not all sake is the same. There are lots of different types out there for you to try out.  Read on to find out about the different types of sake. What is Sake? First, you need […]

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WSET Level 3 Sake: Enhancing Your Expertise in Sake Production and Appreciation

Have you ever thought about getting professionally certified as a beverage connoisseur? The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is a globally recognized, certified institution that offers courses for enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. Professional certification demands knowledge, ability, and an experienced palate – yet that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach. Read on to […]