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5 Most Read Articles of 2019

Happy New Year! And a special thanks to our readers for helping to make this SAKETIMES’ best year ever. We’ve been happy to bring you all the news and information of the sake world over the past year. To celebrate it all, today we’d like to look back at the five most-read articles of 2019. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did making them!


No.5) Honjozo : SAKETIMES GLOSSARY

Among our many terms listed in the SAKETIMES glossary, “honjozo” was a popularly read item and with good reason. The class of sake with added distilled alcohol during fermentation has been a contentious and highly misunderstood concoction. Find out what all the fuss is about in this quick but informative glossary file.

Read >> 2019/5/10 | Honjozo : SAKETIMES GLOSSARY

No.4) Nigori and Doburoku: Similarly Cloudy, but Two Very Different Brews

In the murkier corner of the sake world lie two cousins: nigori and doburoku. While they both have the same thick milky white appearance, they are actually quite different from each other, as well as from other sake in general. Nigori is the more well-known of the two, but doburoku has its perks and can even be made at home with a simple recipe – if it’s legal to do so where you live, anyway. A link to that recipe is available in addition to deep-dive info on these two intriguing sake categories in this popular article.

Read >> 2019/2/21 | Nigori and Doburoku: Similarly Cloudy, but Two Very Different Brews

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No.3) There Are Lots of Ways to Pronounce “Sake,” But “Saki” Isn’t One of Them

As sake continues to expand into English speaking parts of the world, language barriers need to be overcome, whether it’s avoiding terms like “rice wine” or pronouncing the word “sake” correctly. Granted, in English environments saying “saki” isn’t such a big deal, but it can lead to problems in Japanese. And since the word isn’t quite as widespread as “karate” or “sushi,” there’s still time to nip this problem in the bud, and this article explores the steps to go about doing it.

Read >> 2019/7/17 | There Are Lots of Ways to Pronounce “Sake,” But “Saki” Isn’t One of Them

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No.2) Infographics Download [Chinese]

This year, SAKETIMES was lucky enough to get the help of sake supporters from around the world to translate our helpful Japanese and English inforgraphics into Chinese, French, and Portuguese as well.

The Chinese version proved especially popular in 2019, but readers can find their preferred language now and forever more through the link here:

Read >> 2019/4/10 | Infographics Download [Chinese]

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No.1) 6 Great Stores to Sip and Buy Sake in Tokyo

For Japan-based sake curious and international sake lovers making pilgrimage, this list of tokyo’s top sake joints offering samples and tastings is a great one-stop resource. The list explores a range of atmospheres, selections and lingual abilities of some of Tokyo’s greatest sake retailers.

Read >> 2019/5/7 | 6 Great Stores to Sip and Buy Sake in Tokyo

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