Happy World Sake Day to all sake lovers, sake novices and everyone who are interested in sake! The tradition started in 1978 in Japan but now celebrated around the world. October is the month when sake of the new season widely appears in shops and restaurants. So it’s the best time to celebrate this amazing drink!
A lot of people often ask me why sake. They are usually quite intrigued. I’m not Japanese (they don’t know that sake in Japan is not that popular these days), I’ve never lived in Japan (only visited two times as a tourist), my wife is not Japanese (again, another thing that could link me to the drink, don’t know why).
I wouldn’t say that I fell in love with sake at the first sight or shall I say sip. For a long time, my drink of choice was wine or beer. I love German Riesling, I enjoyed French and Italian wines when we were going on holiday there. I like beer.
Before my I breakthrough with sake a few years ago, I had tried sake a couple of times and it was ok but nothing to write home about. Then one day I’ve got an email from a good friend of mine, who is also fascinated by Japan, inviting me to a sake tasting.
- How I learnt about sake and why I love it
- People of sake
- The history behind every brewery
- Bottles and labels
- Sake in Japanese culture and art
- Sake and culinary
- Social drink: pouring for each other
- Sake of the episode: Dassai