Dec. 2. 2021 writer:
There’s a lot of buzz around sake blending recently, but the practice is older than you might think.
Oct. 21. 2021 writer:
How homebrewing taught me to appreciate a whole new side of sake
Sep. 30. 2021 writer:
Some brewers are returning to the traditional bodaimoto starter method that naturally cultivates lactic acid.
Dec. 19. 2019 writer:
A chance encounter led KIKUSUI and their American distributor, Mutual Trading, to join forces in employee education. SAKETIMES goes behind the scenes of the immersive internship at the brewer’s facilities.
Oct. 17. 2019 writer:
On the surface, sake - a clear and sweet alcoholic drink - and soy sauce, a dark and salty condiment, might not seem to have much in common. Surprisingly, though, they’re both made in similar ways and, as a result have contributed much to each other’s development throughout history. Let’s take a closer look at the similarities and differences between these two cornerstones of Asian cuisine.
Sep. 5. 2019 writer:
Starting from the ground up in a foreign land, Yoshihiro Sako launchedBegan Den Sake in Oakland, California. It’s uncharted territory for the one-man brewery full of challenges, but also full of unlimited possibilities and adventure in a literal wild west of sake.
Jul. 11. 2019 writer:
In the worlds of sake and wine alike, descriptions like “luscious fruit” and “warm spices” adorn labels and crop up in discussion describing the “nose” of particular drinks. But what exactly imbues a beverage with these unmistakable aromas without such fruits or spices even being present? It’s time for a chemistry lesson as we take a deep dive into the topic of sake aroma!
May. 23. 2019 writer:
It’s a taste we’ve all known since before we were born, but most of us still can’t put a finger on what exactly “umami” is. Luckily, sake can be a great tool to help develop a sense for this widely underestimated and misunderstood flavor element.
Feb. 21. 2019 writer:
There are two kinds of cloudy sake: nigori sake and doburoku. One is readily available at sake retailers. The other can rarely be brewed legally in Japan.
Sep. 11. 2016 writer:
In this article we look at how and why sake is diluted with water after its completion as well as the joys of both diluted and undiluted sake. Finally, we will answer the question: is it better to dilute before drinking or not to dilute and what methods are there to do so?