5 great sake to try this summer
5 sake to drink this summer

5 great sake to try this summer

Summer is a perfect time to try sake. You can enjoy a sparkling sake while chilling out in the shade, a robust junmai sake with BBQ or refined ginjo sake at a dinner party. Just look out for opportunities!

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Hyakujuro Junmai Daiginjo (Black Face)
Hyakujuro Junmai Daiginjo (Black Face)

Hyakujuro Junmai Daiginjo (Black Face)

Hyakujuro Junmai Daiginjo is a sweeter sake with fruity aroma and some dried fruit and honey in the taste. It's full of umami and goes very well with hearty food like a miso marinated salmon we had with it last time.

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Cherry Blossom: Japan 2016
Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom: Japan 2016

A weekend read for you! A slightly long post with a lot of beautiful images of sakura blossom in Japan from our trip a few years ago! Open a bottle of sake, snuggle on your sofa and enjoy. Kampai!

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Sake Workshop at Ichiba London
Pouring Keigetsu Yuzusake

Sake Workshop at Ichiba London

Last Thursday, I had an invitation to a sake workshop at Ichiba London, the largest Japanese food hall in Europe. The workshop covered usual topics of sake origin, ingredients, brewing method and the classification with a focus on rice varieties used in sake making.

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Dojima Sake Brewery: how the £1,000 sake tastes like

Dojima Sake Brewery has been the talk of the sake industry for recent months not only because it's the first sake brewery in the opened by a Japanese company but also due to its £1,000 per bottle price tag. I’ve managed to try this beautiful sake and here’s my report.

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What sake is made from: Water

With my first post for 2019 I decided to continue the series “How sake is made” and wrote about water. It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of water for making great sake. You will find out what water is good, how it’s used and how different types of water are called. There is even a small dictionary at the end of the article. Kampai!

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