Dec. 12. 2019 writer:
While sake continues to expand across the globe, it’s found a unique relationship with the people of France. One of the trailblazers raising awareness of the drink in the European nation for decades is Keiichiro Miyagawa, co-founder of the influential Kura Master sake contest.
Apr. 9. 2019 writer:
In the news this week: Like the first flowers of spring, new sake bars are opening up all over Taiwan these days. Then, a long overdue fridge exclusively for sake lovers is becoming a crowdfunding magnet. Finally, this year New Zealand isn’t just bringing its best rugby players to Japan; they’re bringing their best wines to the new bar Rangitoto in Tokyo.
Apr. 2. 2019 writer:
In the news this week: Run to the hills of the UK and pick up a bottle of Iron Maiden’s beer made with sake yeast this May. Then, SAKETIMES brings coverage of one of Japan’s biggest sake festivals, Niigata Sakenojin 2019. Finally, first class just wouldn’t be first class without exquisite drinks, and JAL has just announced their offerings of sake, wine, and champagne for this year.
Mar. 19. 2019 writer:
In the news this week: Can’t decide whether to have sake or white wine? Why not have both with Abysse from Hananomai? Then, the great taste of just-pressed namazake can be had by anyone, anywhere, thanks to a new freezing technique. Finally, the newly opened Den Sake Brewery in Oakland is honored with a nomination at the 2019 James Beard Awards.
Nov. 9. 2018 writer:
Almost all major types of alcohol are named by the way they are made, so why is "rice wine" wrongfully living in the shadow of a totally unrelated beverage?
Oct. 26. 2018 writer:
Terroir [ter-wahr] n.: The collective character of an artisanal crop derived from the human and environmental factors involved in its growth and cultivation.
Terroir is a major buzzword in the wine world. But, is there terroir in sake? It’s complicated. Join us for this crash course in terroir, sake and the growing interest in sake provenance.
Jun. 15. 2018 writer:
Following the release of their popular Daiginjo Glass in 2000, the Austrian wine glass maker's long-awaited Junmai Glass sets out to lay claim to the genre.