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SAKE

LIFE / Food & Drink / NIHONSHU
Sep 9, 1999
Sipping sake's diversity, one cup at a time
Accessibility is key when it comes to learning about sake. You can read about it until you're blue in the face, but if you can't access it and sample various types, there's not much point.
LIFE / Food & Drink / NIHONSHU
Aug 12, 1999
Nihonshu's sweet spectrum
Perhaps the best way to buy sake is to have tasted enough to know exactly what you are looking for, and find that label. Advice and recommendations go a long way too. But we all need to foray into the unknown and try new things at times.
LIFE / Food & Drink / NIHONSHU
Jul 22, 1999
Ishikawa sake guaranteed to give you summer chills
One of the more interesting things about the sake world is that interspersed between long-famous sake-brewing regions, such as Fushimi, Nada and Niigata, are locales that have well-established sake traditions all their own. Places such as Yamagata, Shizuoka, Shimane and Tottori have well-defined styles and histories that are unique and interesting. Although far from huge in production terms, some of the finest sake in the land comes from these places. Ishikawa Prefecture belongs on that list.
LIFE / Food & Drink / NIHONSHU
Jul 8, 1999
Oasis of serenity found in rowdiest Roppongi
One of Tokyo's greatest charms, and one of its greatest oddities, is its occasional lack of congruency. Like architectural hiccups, you often see a building where you would least expect it, completely unrelated to everything around it. Aburaya in Roppongi is like that, albeit it is more a matter of atmosphere than architecture.
LIFE / Food & Drink / NIHONSHU
Apr 8, 1999
Soaking up the atmosphere enhances the sake experience
Sake pubs tend to have certain similarities of theme running through them. Whether it be a modern expression of these threaded themes or a more classical version, the look, feel and menu are often not all that different. While it all works for a reason, over the last few years there has been a trend toward some refreshingly new atmospheres.
LIFE / Food & Drink / NIHONSHU
Mar 25, 1999
Shibuya's best-kept secret -- but you didn't read it here
Publicity can be both good and bad. It can help a restaurant or pub stay open and economically healthy. It can also, however, be the bane of an establishment as well. Too much attention has its downfalls.
LIFE / Food & Drink / NIHONSHU
Feb 25, 1999
Warm sake toast of the town for winter
Before winter begins to grudgingly give ground to warmer weather, be sure to get your share of warm sake.

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