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Visit to Dassai Brewery

I was honored to receive an invitation to visit Asahi Brewery, makers of the delicious Dassai Brand Sake located in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The beautiful Sakurai Family generously opened their home and their business to this curious American/fledgling…
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Belle Chanto

New York Japanese restaurant Chanto was host recently to a fantastic evening of Daiginjo Sake, Tuna and dancing. The sake was really top notch. It was all Daiginjo or Junmai Daiginjo - some of the best stuff to be had. A huge piece of tuna…
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I Sake New York: The T-shirt!

Here is a quick video showing off one of my favorite T-shirt designs in my line of shirts custom made for fashion forward sake fanatics. If you want to see more sake shirts, visit Urbansake.com/shop. Kanpai! Play Quicktime versi…
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15 East

I took Scott out for his birthday to a fantastic new sushi restaurant - 15 East. They have an amazing sake selection to boot. So, it turned out to be a treat for both of us. In this video I just wanted to give you a flavor of what we experienced.…
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Sake Cyber Tasting Spring 2007

The idea behind our International Cyber Sake tasting is to have sake bloggers from all over the world taste the same sakes on the same evening and report in on their blogs as to how these sakes stacked up in their part of the world. To get…
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Interactive Sake Map

Check out this new feature here at UrbanSake.com. I've put together an interactive map of New York City that highlights sake bars, restaurants and retailers. I'll be expanding and updating this map on a regular basis but please contact me…

Sake 101: Bottle Sizes

Just a quick post today to show you the various sake bottle sizes available for purchase. Once you know your 720s from your 300s, you'll never be in the dark about how much sake you'll actually get when you buy a bottle. As always, comments…
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Sake Review: Harushika “Shiboribana”

Today, we take a look at a terrific nama Sake: Harushika "Shiboribana" (Harushika Brewery, Nara Prefecture, Junmai Ginjo Namazake, SMV +5, Acidity 1.4, Seimaibuai: 60%, ALC 16-17%). This is a great introduction into the world of Nama (unpasteurized)…
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Sake Review: Jozen Mizunogotoshi

Today I'm posting my first video Sake Review. I'm taking a closer look at Shirataki Jozen Mizunogotoshi (Shirataki Shuzo, Niigata prefecture, Junmai Ginjo, SMV +3, Acidity 1.4, Seimaibuai: 55%, ALC 15.5%). It's a delightful, clean drinking…

Sake 101: Sake Classifications

This is another video in the "Sake 101" series which explains the 6 major classifications of sake. These different categories can effect both price and taste of your sake, so it's worth learning about. I hope you find this useful and informative.…

Sake 101: What is Sake Made From?

This is the first in a series of "Sake 101" video blog entries. This entry is about the ingredients Sake is made from. In future Sake 101 episodes, I'll discuss the sake production process and sake terminology etc. Please leave a comment…

The Future is Now: Urban Sake Video!

Hi everyone! I'm starting a new chapter today on Urban Sake - Video Podcasting! I hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more episodes soon! Please leave me feedback, comments or questions - I'd love to hear from you. Play Quicktime…