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Current events + our random ramblings on wine, sake and the lovely cities we call home.

Current events + our random ramblings on wine, sake and the lovely cities we call home.

Current events + our random ramblings on wine, sake and the lovely cities we call home.

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Signs Of Spring | That’s Life Gourmet Vancouver Events

Talk about a flavourful and fun time at our event, Signs Of Spring with Royal Dinette. Chef Eva Chin emulated her springtime memories through an 8-course meal where each dish was paired with a sake and non-sake beverage. It was an evening that took us through not only the essence of the season but an […]

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April 6

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Yuki Guni Dinner at YUWA Japanese Cuisine | Vancouver Events

On January 21st, we held a wonderful collaboration dinner with YUWA Japanese Cuisine – introducing the “Snow Country” producers of sakes of Japan: Kodama Brewery – Taiheizan, Hakkaisan Brewery and Namino Oto Brewery. Sakes were paired with a traditional kaiseki dinner; a delicious eight course menu. We tasted umami flavours like sea urchin with wagyu […]

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January 29

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Let’s Talk About… Kimoto

There are positives to cold, snowy weather. Cute down jackets and ear muffs, making snow angels and snowmen and of course, eating ice cream in the hot tub. In the sake world, cold, snowy weather also means that you have a natural environment suitable for creating certain types of sake. By utilizing the low temperatures, […]

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January 29

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Bonenkai

The end of the year is a time for people to get together with coworkers, friends, and family to celebrate and look forward to the New Year. In Japan, many companies, as well as friends, will hold a Bonenkai. A party translated as, “Forget-the-Year party”, is the perfect way for people to forget about all […]

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January 26

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Bubbles All Around!

Historically in Northeastern France, the cold weather would halt fermentation during the winter months, leaving it to restart in the As a result, we have today’s delicious and wonderful sparkling white wine, Champagne. The region of Champagne is dominated by many of the big brands we know today, such as Möet & Chandon or Veuve […]

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November 6

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What About Sparkling Sake?

My inclination to be sassy makes me want to say “What about sparkling sake?” when someone asks me this question. Of course, I only say it in my head so I don’t become a social recluse but it comes from my frustration with the category, where the sakes can be fresh and beautiful, made with […]

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November 3

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TLG Annual Portfolio Tasting 2017 | Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Surrounded by many wine and sake lovers, we had another very successful portfolio tasting! Our annual event was joined by three guest breweries: Kazunari Shata of Tengumai Shata Shuzo, Munetaka Nakashima of Kozaemon Brewery, and Sato Mayumi of Hakkaisan Brewery. We also had Nina Saulnier Blache of SBC Wine & Sake from France, who joined […]

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October 4

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Sake, Wine & Everything Fine! | A Dinner Collaboration with Royal Dinette

A delicious and fantastic evening with Royal Dinette at our “Sake, Wine, and Everything Fine!” Event. What a great turnout we had; thank you to everyone who came to support the many producers we featured and paired with food prepared by chef Alden Ong and his team! The range of the portfolio was showcased to […]

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October 2

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Aligoté – A delicious grape from Burgundy!

Ask anyone around you to name a white grape variety from Bourgogne and chances are you’ll get the familiar answer of, Chardonnay. That’s no surprise! Many wine drinkers may not be familiar with other varieties, including Aligoté, which even has its own appellations in Bourgogne! Aligoté has characteristics of refreshing citrus and subtle spices; similar to it’s varietal […]

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June 29

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Enjoy Sake in Summer!

Summer is just around the corner in Vancouver and it is time to enjoy summer sake! While beer is often traditionally seen to be the drink of summer, sake seems poised to overtake that title. Although there is no technical definition for “summer sake”, sake breweries are releasing more and more light and refined, fresh […]

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June 26

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