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Nigori Night

Nigori Night

The brewery where this Junmai Bodaimoto Nigori was created is known as Gozenshu Brewery. Founded in 1804 by Yahei Tsuji, a mercer who ventured into...

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Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto

For the Love of Japan & Shochu

A visit to Kumamoto to learn about shochu was a lesson in nature's bounty and the unique craft of shochu distillation.

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MATSUNO MIDORI

MATSUNO MIDORI

Matsuno Midori, from the Kyoto prefecture, was made specifically for the Japanese tea ceremony school, Omotosenke that has direct ties to the OG Go...

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How to Serve Shochu

How to Serve Shochu

Straight? Mixed? Chilled? Warmed? Hot? Shochu really offers an array of options for serving and makes it a most fun and exciting beverage to try. H...

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Sake ware

Sake ware

From tiny cups to wood boxes there are a lot of choices for sipping sake. We encourage experimenting with the traditional, trying the novel, and en...

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Sake Social shochu map of Kuma region.

Shochu Flavors

Shochu sets itself apart from sake in a myriad of ways from how it is made to what it is made from and how it is enjoyed. Let’s dive into the vario...

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Hakutsuru: Price Comparison

Hakutsuru: Price Comparison

The number one question I get asked as a Sommelier is if expensive sakes and wines are better than the cheaper ones. I will say that the more expen...

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First Boss

First Boss

Ozeki means champion, big boss in Japanese and it is no coincidence that the name of this sake’s brewery is called the Ozeki Corporation. They have...

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shichida natsu unpasteurized sake

Nama: Serve Chilled

The aromas and tasting notes are basically summer in a glass. It is fragrant and has beautiful lines of cantaloupe melon, green apple skin, stone ...

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