New Year's Traditions

New Year's Traditions

Fireworks. Countdown to the new year. A bowl of black-eyed peas. Just a few of the American traditions that mark the New Year. People living in Jap...

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Denshin Duo

Denshin Duo

Two of my favorite brews to suggest to both novice and expert drinkers are the Denshin Duo - Ine and Yuki. While they come from the same brewery—Ip...

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Cup Smarts

Cup Smarts

Unbeknownst to the beginner and even average sake drinker, there is a customary and established method that Japanese society has been using for gen...

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Sake "Holiday" Social

Sake "Holiday" Social

Although only a sliver of the Japanese population celebrates Christmas for religious reasons, it has become incredibly mainstream across Japanese s...

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Imayo Black

Imayo Black

Since the brewery only produces junmai sake, the leadership team must carefully select the type of rice and water for each sake to create a broad r...

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Obata Shuzo

Obata Shuzo

The brewery was founded in 1892 by Yososaku Obata and continues to be run by his family. Their motto is “Making sake by harmonizing 4 treasures: ri...

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Ceramics Blog

Ceramics Blog

Adding traditional and unique Japanese ceramics to our collection has long been one of our main objectives, and thanks to Asemi Co. we are now offe...

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Six Sake Sisters: Mango & Plum

Six Sake Sisters: Mango & Plum

The ume flavor has become so mainstream in Japanese society, that you can get ume ice cream, ume tea and a plethora of other ume-themed cuisine. Ne...

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Shochu....not soju?

Shochu....not soju?

The starkest difference between Korean shochu and Japanese soju is that soju is much sweeter due to the sugars that are added during the manufactur...

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Denshin "Ine"..."rice plant"

Denshin "Ine"..."rice plant"

This gentle sake has many hidden layers and consuming it at different temperatures brings out a peek-a-boo crispness that finds comfort in your pal...

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High Seas

High Seas

Every bottle of sake we sell makes the long journey across the Pacific Ocean to a west coast port and on to the wine country. There are truck drive...

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Sakamai

Sakamai

In the sake industry, breweries differentiate their products in a variety of ways, but the most important ingredient in any brew is the type of ric...

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