News Archives: Japan

A Complete, 8-Item Set to Start Up or Refresh Your Sake Section

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As sake continues to move beyond Japanese restaurants, more customers are looking to their local retailer for a great bottle or cup to take home– which means now is the time to refresh and upgrade your sake section! Even if you are starting from scratch, the selections below can provide a good foundation to building

7 Things We Would Have Loved to Pour for You At Our 2021 GPT

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Think of this as our monthly answer to, ’so what have you been into lately?’ — fresh updates from Portfolio Managers with unfiltered intel on why we’re drinking what we are. Last year we kicked off the new decade with our 2020 Grand Portfolio Tastings, an inimitable series of events that we host, in any

Iwao Niizawa: Quiet Revolutionary of the Sake World

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What is the future of sake?  The past is easy to talk about with sake. Its origins stretch back millennia, almost every single brewery making sake today has a history of at least a century, many stretching back hundreds of years. But what can sake be?   There are few people who have thought harder about this

Iwao Niizawa: Quiet Revolutionary of the Sake World

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What is the future of sake?  The past is easy to talk about with sake. Its origins stretch back millennia, almost every single brewery making sake today has a history of at least a century, many stretching back hundreds of years. But what can sake be?   There are few people who have thought harder about this

An In-Depth Shochu Seminar with the ‘Young Guns of Miyazaki’

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While Japan has been getting a lot of attention recently for its excellent whisky, not many people outside of the country are familiar with its most popular spirit: shochu. Shochu (pronounced show-chew) is Japan’s native spirit with hundreds of years of tradition. Rich in flavor and low in alcohol, it is one of the most