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Ep 47: Sake Around the World. Sake in Manchester with Jamie Ryder (Yamato Magazine)

It’s the conclusion of the Sake Around the World miniseries. We started it in Birmingham with Simon Boulton, then flew to Hong Kong to talk to Eric and Will, after that we chatted with Timothy and John from the Sake Revolution podcast in New York and made a stop in Paris to discuss sake and wine culture with Tony. Finally, we are back in England to speak with Jamie Ryder about the sake scene in Manchester and the North of England.

 Jamie Ryder is a hospitality copywriter and marketer and the owner of Yamato Magazine, a publication that celebrates Japanese culture. He’s also a certified sake sommelier and international kikisakeshi. His debut short story collection Transmutations is out now. 

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Using simple online tasting notes and sensible, affordable food pairings they help you find the perfect sake without any of the fuss. Listeners of the podcast can get a 10% discount Listen to the episode to get the magical code! London Sake: making sake simple.

Episode’s Content:

  • Meet Jamie Ryder 
  • Sake in Manchester:
    • sake awareness,
    • where to drink
    • preferences
    • trends
    • prospects of a local brewery
  • Sake game
  • Future plans
  • Sake of the episode: Ozeki Hana Awaka Sparkling


Sake mentioned:
Ozeki Hana Awaka
Ozeki website
Oriental Mart

The Akashi Sake Brewery

Kokuryu Black Dragon Junmai Ginjo
Kokuryu Sake Brewery

Yamato Magazine
Drink To That, a weekly newsletter
Transmutations: A Collection of Short Stories

Sugidama Podcast on Podchaser – please review if you don’t use Apple Podcasts

Music used:
Wirklich Wichtig (CB 27) by Checkie Brown

Just Arround the World (Kielokaz ID 362) by KieLoKaz


Vocal: Svetlana


Alex is a London-based sake blogger, podcaster, IWC Sake judge and sake advocate. He is a publisher of the Sugidama Blog website and a host of the Sugidama Podcast. Alex has an International Kikisake-shi (Sake Specialist) qualification from SSI (Sake Service Institute). He sees his mission as expanding the awareness of Japanese sake among as many people as possible and helping the growing community of sake lovers to bring together beautiful Japanese sake and non-Japanese food as a way to build a better understanding between our cultures.

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