Apr. 1. 2021 writer:
How did the world-famous sake brand Dassai achieve its stellar global reputation? Dassai head Sakurai spills the details.
Mar. 31. 2020 writer:
In the news this week: Hyogo Prefecture’s Harima District nets the honor of becoming the fifth regional sake brand in Japan. Then, sake brewers in Hiroshima join forces with the famous wineries of Burgundy, France. Last, Denshu sake from Aomori Prefecture gets its own line of dedicated cups for the ultimate drinking experience.
Mar. 24. 2020 writer:
In the news this week: A whole new type of distilled sake hits the market with an eco-friendly angle. Then, Kubota is at it again with another new take on an old favorite. Finally, the sake drinking trends of 2020 brought to you by our very own SAKETIMES survey.
Mar. 17. 2020 writer:
In the news this week: Sake-themed KitKats are back, this time with a yogurt kick. Then, “fruit-flavored” sake without any fruit on the ingredient label. Finally, a whole new use for sake lees and a whole new business model is created with “Craft Gin Last.”
Mar. 13. 2020 writer:
Saying Beau Timken’s sake boutique in San Fransisco got in on the ground floor of globalized sake is an understatement. Since 2003, True Sake has been on the frontlines of sake’s expansion in the USA and, through hard work and ingenuity, the shop has helped sway public opinion in sake’s favor one customer at a time.
Mar. 10. 2020 writer:
In the news this week: An unusual sake tasting competition in Osaka starring sake made outside of Japan. Then, a unique collaboration between Taiwanese and Japanese sake brewing is in crowdfunding. Finally, straight out of science fiction comes an unheard of sake beverage that’s been constructed from molecules.
Mar. 3. 2020 writer:
In the news this week: The two great tastes of tequila and umeshu plum wine come together in a new Japan-Mexico collaboration. Then, sad news out of Niigata as the hugely popular Sake no Jin festival is canceled over COVID-19 concerns. Finally, Den Sake gets the star treatment from America’s public broadcaster.