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SAKE

Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / NIHONSHU
Oct 12, 2007
Britain is finally waking up to the unmistakable smell of sake
I recently returned from Britain, where I took part in some events sponsored by the Japan Central Brewers' Association and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. I was impressed by the quality and the sheer variety of sake offered by Japanese brewers and enthusiastic local distributors such as Tazaki Foods....
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 28, 2007
Raising a glass to Sake Day in Kobe — with mom
Where better to loosen the jowls in preparation for Nihonshu No Hi (Sake Day) on Oct. 1 than Hyogo, the prefecture that is home to more sake breweries than any other?
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 27, 2007
Ikuta: slow-burning class that's a cut above
Alongside geisha and poisonous blowfish, gourmet Kobe beef fits nicely into the stereotype of refined Japan. And like astronomically priced department-store melons, this pricey breed of cattle does much to reinforce the image of a land of big-spenders.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 14, 2006
The hunt begins here
The wine and sake department at Tokyu Toyoko's main department store in Shibuya offers about two dozen umeshu. The individual brands have been helpfully labeled, so you can easily distinguish what each is based on, be it nihonshu, shochu or brandy. However, do check out your local supermarket; you might...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 14, 2006
Picks to sip
Oushuku Nigori Umeshu from Tokushima
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 14, 2006
What type are you?
Depending on the "base" used for umeshu, you will find a wide variety of flavor profiles. For the novice, it may be good to start with a sweeter version, based on shochu. If you are a sake fan, obviously nihonshu-based umeshu will appeal.
Reference / SO WHAT THE HECK IS THAT
Jan 21, 2005
Sugidama
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Japan Times
Features
Jul 18, 2004
Rural revelations and a sake to go
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / CLOSE-UP
Jun 6, 2004
Shinya Tasaki: Sommelier supreme
Shinya Tasaki was a teenager when he made his first solo trip to France in 1977. Even back then, he was so eager to learn about French food and wine that he visited as many wineries as he could -- only to be turned away from most. But his determination kept him from giving up -- and now nobody will turn...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 30, 2004
Shōchū: The spirit of the times
All it takes is a whiff and a sip of shōchū  to realize it is markedly different from the more common nihonshu (which Westerners call "sake," although in Japanese, sake is a catchall word for all alcoholic drinks).
Japan Times
Features
May 30, 2004
Sommelier serves up a vintage haunt
Shinya Tasaki is Japan's best-known sommelier. Regularly featured on television, in newspapers and magazines, he runs his own French restaurant, as well as a wine bar and a school for sommeliers.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 30, 2004
How shochu got its groove back
A young woman was seated at the counter, her long hair tumbling down to her shoulders and resting softly on her beige jacket. In a matching skirt and heels, her long slim legs were revealed. Classy and elegant, she looked like she was ready for a glass of Dom Perignon.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jul 27, 2003
So much to soak up in Yamagata
OK, let me put this out there: Yamagata-ken, just like any sensible prefecture in Japan, loves tourists. But you get the feeling that Yamagata Prefecture Tourist Division tries a little harder to promote its treasures. They even occasionally invite journalists up for a spin around the countryside.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE WAY OF WASHOKU
Nov 10, 2002
Delicate pauses to refresh
There are really two kinds of restaurants.
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE WAY OF WASHOKU
Oct 27, 2002
The fish, my friend, can be dried in the wind
In empty lots close to the piers of small fishing towns, up and down the coast of Japan, stand huge drying racks, hung heavy with the gutted, cleaned and butterflied morning catch. Empty, these racks look like a fantastical gymnastic apparatus. Fully laden, they resemble rows of clotheslines strung with...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / NIHONSHU
Oct 27, 2002
Before I go, these are a few of my favorite things
After precisely eight years, this is to be the final installment of the Nihonshu column. It has been extremely enjoyable write it over the years. The amount I have learned along the way has been nothing less than phenomenal -- and it only got more interesting as time went on.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / NIHONSHU
Sep 15, 2002
Sake-shopping picks that really hit the spot
There exists, where you would least expect it, a marvelous oasis for sake shopping. Yoshiike department store, just outside Okachimachi Station and just across from the entrance to Ameyokocho, has a fantastic selection of sake and a plethora of sake utensils to go with it.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / VINELAND
Jun 30, 2002
Matches made in Tokyo
From California-style cafes to French bistros, international restaurants in Tokyo possess world-class wine lists. But if consumers' experience of wine is limited to their forays into international gourmet dining, it will remain an exotic, special-occasion beverage. To establish a comfortable home for...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE WAY OF WASHOKU
Jun 2, 2002
In a pinch, these will do just fine
More than 50 families of crab, numbering thousands of species, thrive in practically all parts of the globe. Most crab species are marine and live in salt water or the brackish waters of bays, lagoons and river deltas. A relatively small number have adapted themselves to completely freshwater life-cycles...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE WAY OF WASHOKU
May 12, 2002
High fives for the best kind of Japanese food
There are five sets of five rules one must consider when attempting to make traditional Japanese food: the five colors (goshiki); the five methods (goho); the five flavors (gomi); the five senses (gokan); and finally the five viewpoints/considerations (gokan no mon), a Buddhist treatise on the proper...

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