News Archives: Japan

Before the Bottle, Growing Sake Rice in Japan

Before the Bottle, Growing Sake Rice in Japan

Many know rice as one of the great staple crops of the world; it provides essential calories for more than half of the world’s population, and outside of Asia it is one of the fastest-growing foods. Japan has a particularly strong history with rice which dates back 3,000 years, and since its introduction from mainland … Read More

The Chu-Hai: Our Favorite Cocktail That You’ve Never Heard Of

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Chu-Hai — don’t respond with gesundheit!  By now you must have read our Intro to Shochu: Japan’s Terroir-Driven Spirit. Today, we’re taking a deep dive into one of Japan’s (and now our) favorite drinks: the Chu-Hai — a shochu highball. Shochu has long been consumed with mixers, even before WWII. It’s been said that the … Read More