Sep. 2. 2021 writer:
Retiring from the pitch, a pro soccer player finds his passion for sake.
Aug. 26. 2021 writer:
How a big-name producer broke with tradition for their new brew.
Aug. 23. 2021 writer:
In the news this week: An attempt gets underway to revive a sake rice lost since 1986. Then, oak barrels aren’t just for whiskey anymore as Midorikawa Sake Company demonstrates with their popular aged sake. Finally, for those who want to try sake for the first time but don’t know where to start -- now there’s an app for that.
Aug. 19. 2021 writer:
Pick the right sake certification program with this breakdown of price, difficulty and curriculum.
Aug. 12. 2021 writer:
Tiny breweries leverage their small scale to stay afloat despite economic pressures.
Aug. 9. 2021 writer:
In the news this week: France’s premier sake contest, Kura Master, is back and bigger than ever. Then, Japan loosens regulations on who can brew sake and shochu maker Nekka is racing to take advantage of it. Finally, a new project by a Hokkaido brewery is rewarding customers who help them reuse bottles.
Jul. 22. 2021 writer:
The proprietor of America’s first sake specialty shop has used carrots, sticks, and sometimes just plain bull-headedness to get Americans to understand and appreciate sake. Two decades in, we look at his progress and how the pandemic is impacting the industry.