Sake: Slightly chilled or Warm?

Many people ask this question, "Is all sake suitable for serving warm?" The short answer is no. Temperature is important when serving sake, it can...

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Koji's Sake Tasting Notes

 Our Kikisake-shi has created a sake tasting note that is simple to use and helpful to refer back to! Here is the step by step instructions on how ...

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Knowing your daiginjo

You may often come across terms like Daiginjo, Ginjo, Honjozo or Junmai when look at a sake menu. But, what does is it mean? These terms classify “...

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The 4 Sake Types

The 4 Sake Types

For consumers to have a better understanding of which sake they prefer, the Sake Service Institute(SSI) in Japan evaluated ten of thousands of prod...

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"Dryness" & "Sweetness" in Sake

"Dryness" & "Sweetness" in Sake

A question commonly asked by sake enthusiasts and beginners alike is "How can you tell if a sake is dryer or sweeter?". The answer is usually found...

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The above photo was taken in Takeno Shuzo (Yasakaturu) in Kyoto.

Tobin, what does it really mean?

(The above photo was taken in Takeno Shuzo/Yasakaturu in Kyoto.)   Given that there are many sake terms that are daunting to the uninitiated, sake ...

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