Tatenokawa Launch Party at Kirakuya

Tatenokawa Sake Brewery is one of those rare outfits that focuses exclusively on producing super-premium grade sake. That's right, nothing but Junmai Daiginjo will do for the folks at this brewery. If you're a fan of Junmai Daiginjo like I…
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Sake In the News

In Japan, sake has long been known as "The Drink of the Gods"...but coming soon, sake will also be designated as the "National Alcoholic Beverage" by the Japanese Government. My initial reaction to this news was, HUH? Sake isn't already officially…

Kibō Cookbook Event with Elizabeth Andoh

I was recently honored to help support an event called "Kibō: A Taste of the Tohoku" here in New York featuring well known Japanese cookbook author Elizabeth Andoh. Living full time in Japan since 1967, Andoh-sensei is famed for teaching…

Get Yopparai at Yopparai

I recently discovered a new sake bar gem on the lower east side called Yopparai. In English, "yopparai" means 'drunkard', or 'I'm drunk'. This hidden away sake sanctuary has a large selection of premium sakes by the carafe and an even larger…

Masumi Night at Sakagura

April 4th was a special night at Sakagura Restaurant celebrating the annual Springtime U.S. launch of Masumi Masumi Arabashiri Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu sake from Miyasaka Shuzo. The tasting set on this night consisted of Miyasaka Yawaraka…

Masumi Hits the Big Apple!

There are a few signs of Spring that are unmistakeable... That first warm day when you step outside and smell that fresh clean air, the blossoming of the nearby trees and of course, the arrival of Masumi Arabashiri! Miyasaka Brewery just…