Atsuko Kanai

Atsuko Kanai

Awa Sparkling Sake: International Debut at Tokyo Olympics

Champagnes and sparkling wines have long been used to celebrate milestones from Formula 1 championship wins to weddings. Now, sake has its own sparkling version.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:15

Koshu Wine – Indigenous to Japan

Koshu Wine – Uniquely Indigenous to Japan

When it comes to Japanese alcoholic beverages, most people think of sake. But in recent years, sommeliers around the world have been becoming curious about another: the indigenous wines of Japan, namely those from Koshu.

Monday, 30 January 2017 19:33

Sake & Wine Cultures in Japan

Sake & Wine Cultures in Japan

Sake vs. Wine: Genealogical Differences

SAKE is often referred to as “rice wine,” but that’s a misnomer for a beverage gaining in global popularity. There are vast differences between sake and wine, where sake is a unique Japanese alcoholic beverage, a stand-alone product in a category of its own.


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