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Ep 45: Sake Around the World. Sake in France with Tony Yip

We continue our journey around the world to find out how sake fares in different countries. And today I am talking to Tony Yip from VSF Wine Education about France. How does sake coexist with wine in one of the key wine-making countries?  Do people drink sake at all there and what about local sake?  I have asked Tony all these questions. So listen to the episode to find out what he replied!

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Episode’s Content:

  • A brief introduction and the state of sake in France 
  • Can sake and wine coexist in France?
  • Pairing sake with French food
  • Where do people usually buy and drink sake in Paris
  • What kind of sake do French drinkers prefer?
  • Sake in a wine-drinking country
  • Sake trends in France
  • Local French sake
  • Sake of the episode: Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute Yamahai Aiyama 2018

Sake mentioned:
Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute Yamahai Aiyama 2018
Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute
Tengu Sake

VSF Wine Education

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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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