Kubota is coming to town!

One of the most famous premium sake brands in all of Japan, “Kubota” has two fantastic sake events scheduled for this week! If you can make it, I think they will be fantastic! Mr. Sanjo from the Brewery will be a special guest at both events and able to answer questions and help introduce you Kubota.

Don’t miss these events

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For me personally, I’ll look back on 2009 as a year with some struggles, some fun and some really great sake! …And, at least for me, sake helps with both struggles and with fun.

It’s the time of year again when we salute some of the best sakes of the year… Just like the Oscars with lots more sake and a lot less movie stars. This year’s list of winners runs the gamut from honjozo to cup sake to the finest junmai daiginjo. All of it delicious in it’s own special and unique way.

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If you can count on one thing, I would say it’s that the folks involved with the Akita Sake Club know how to throw a sake party! It’s that time of year again, and I was lucky enough to snag an ticket to the wonderful and fun Akita Sake Club sake tasting! This time around, […]

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When Sake Hana talks, people listen! or at least rabid sake fans listen. I was happy to be on the Sake Hana email list to get a notice about a special event being held in their little sake hideaway. Scott, Chizuko-san and I made our reservations for a special event: Naraman Muroka sake at different […]

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The good sake times keep rollin’ people! What is it about the Fall that delivers so many wonderful sake-rific events?! Must be the start of the sake brewing season that gets everyone’s sake mojo flowing and the events underway. I’m all for sake mojo so let’s take a look at my latest tasting adventure took […]

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Matsuri Restuarant has been ramping up their sake events and I was delighted to attend a recent event there devoted to Umenoyado sake sponsored by Daiei Trading Sake Importers. I last had Umenoyado sake at a tasting event at Sakaya back in Feb 2009. It was there that I first met Mr. Moriura. Moriura-san did […]

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Our friend Michael over at LosAngelesSake.com has done what SO many tech savvy sake fans have been clamoring for! A sake Iphone app! This is the kind of thing that I always said, I wish I knew how to do that! Luck for us, Michael does and he has coded a pretty super sake Iphone […]

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This morning I woke up as the Seven Seas Mariner was pulling into the harbor at Sendai located in Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture. Downtown Sendai City is actually about a 45 min drive from the industrial port area where we had docked. Most guests were on their way to tours and excursions, but I was leaning off the ship’s balcony looking for someone.

Beyond the standard brews, there are may alternate production methods that offer unusual tastes and unique flavors!

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I’ll admit I approached today with a bit of trepidation. Coming of age in the cold war 1980’s, films, TV and even the President infamously portrayed the USSR as the “Evil Empire”. 30 years and a cultural revolution later, I didn’t know what to expect of my first visit to Russia. Sake Cruise ’09 sailed […]

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Today was our second full day at sea. No stops, no ports of call, sailing all day, all night.

You might think that this leads to a feeling of being bored and all cooped up, but quite on the contrary, the staff organizes lots and lots of activities: games, lectures, dancing, bridge, tea, concerts, comedy, and of course, SAKE TASTINGS!

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