Mar 24, 2016

Flaws found in scientific case for moderate drinking

It is an irresistible headline: People who drink alcohol in moderation actually live longer than those who abstain entirely. Counterintuitive studies that show the purported benefits of a drink or two a day prompt flurries of bright news reports. You can hear the glasses ...

Young guns take aim at declining sake sales

Feb 26, 2016

Young guns take aim at declining sake sales

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Sake in Japan is undergoing an image makeover. It’s desperately trying to become one of the cool kids again. Currently the second-lowest consumed alcoholic beverage in the country — whiskey and brandy being the lowest — sake only has a 6.8 percent market share ...

Mie sake brewers vie to be tasted at G-7 banquet

Feb 12, 2016

Mie sake brewers vie to be tasted at G-7 banquet

As the Group of Seven summit that Japan will host in May in Mie Prefecture nears, local sake breweries are hoping the government will select their brand to be used for toasts during the banquet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will host at the two-day ...

iPhone app aims to sell sake to the world

Oct 26, 2015

iPhone app aims to sell sake to the world

An iPhone app that can recognize sake labels and display information in Japanese and English on everything from alcohol content to recommended ways of drinking the rice wine has been released. Developed by label-maker Takakuwa Art Printing Co. in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, the app, ...