Benito's Wine Reviews
Winebow Sake Tasting
I got an opportunity to enjoy a sakAŠ tasting with Midori Roth of Winebow . She was in town promoting the brands to various restaurants and wine shops, and a meeting was arranged so that I could sample the products.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Spirited Away: The Japanese Whisky You Should Be Drinking Right Now
If you've spent any time in a bar in the last few years, you've probably spotted at least a few bottles of Japanese whisky.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Benito's Wine Reviews
SakeOne Online Tasting
This is my third online tasting with Oregon's SakAŠOne . In addition to brewing in Oregon, they also import sakAŠ from Japan, and are working on making craft sakAŠ like the craft beer movement.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Ever try locally brewed sake?
"I discovered Nigori and ever since then, I've brewed sake," said Jeff James, owner of Cedar River Brewing Company, a Phinney based Sake brewery.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Makgeolli is a healthy alcoholic beverage made with devotion for the drinker. It is a cultural symbol important for understanding the lives of Koreans.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Kapow! Noodle Bar Starting Traditional Sake Service Soon
In the United States we have some time-honored drinking protocol, such as beer pong, 80 ounces to freedom, and flip cup.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
The Honolulu Advertiser
In sake, Japan sees a potential stimulus
NIHONMATSU, Japan>> As Japan confronts troubling economic data and memories of its stagnant "lost generation," the country's government is offering a little something to take the edge off: a bottle or two of sake.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
The Drinks Business
Bibendum launches sake range
Bibendum is to launch a range of premium sakes aimed at the on-trade and independent merchants to satisfy "increasing demand".
Say Sake, for the sake of Fukushima recovery
It used to be that Fukushima was to sake, what Bordeaux is to wine. Then came the nuclear disaster of 2011 that drove consumers away from the prefecture's products even though they were safe and in the case of sake, very drinkable.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Kata Robata Beverage Director Steven Salazar Headed to Anvil, With Sake on His Mind
He's not yet 30, but Steven Salazar is already very accomplished in a realm few Houstonians pay attention to: Sake.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Asia News Network
Among the various kinds of alcohol, sake may be the least common selection for the toast to kick off an evening party.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
The Japan Times
Bettei: Duck shabu-shabu you'd be quackers to miss
Even a lingering winter has its upsides. The longer and harsher the conditions, the more appealing it is to sit down to a bubbling, warming nabe hot-pot - especially if it comes with a dash of contemporary style, as it does at Bettei.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Texan turning Japanese sake into a Lone Star tipple
What could be more Texas than this? Rice grown in Texas fields first planted by settlers more than a century ago, processed by a Texan in the heart of the capital, Austin, and sold under the product name "Rising Star."
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Alamogordo Daily News
Wine to help you live to be around
A while back I wrote on an update to the claims of resveratrol and that none of the studies can be taken to have any age-defying qualities in resveratrol.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
We Chat With Sake Sommelier Yasuyuki Suzuki
Yasuyuki Suzuki is the sake sommelier for Sushi Seki's new location in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
The Secret to Japanese Women's Flawless Skin Is in the Sake
This fermented rice wine has been keeping Japanese women youthful for years. But it's not the actual drink that's been giving them unlined faces - it's a strain of yeast produced during the fermentation process known as PiteraTM.
The House Of Gekkeikan Introduces Suzaku
Suzaku, meaning "guardian of the South," refers to the mythological Japanese name for the Vermillion bird and is the first-ever Junmai Ginjo-Shu or "Ginjo" to be introduced to Gekkeikan's portfolio in the U.S. Founded in 1637 by the Okura family, The House of Gekkeikan produces the world's finest sake with nearly 400 years and 14 generations of ... (more)