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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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Posts Tagged ‘sake 101’

Signs Of Spring | That’s Life Gourmet Vancouver Events

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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 […]

Let’s Talk About… Kimoto

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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, […]

What About Sparkling Sake?

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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 […]

Umeshu is so much more than you think it is…

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Umeshu is a traditional Japanese liqueur made from ume fruit steeped in alcohol (typically in shochu or sake) and sugar. It is sweet, fruity, and tangy and can be enjoyed in various ways; straight, on the rocks, or with soda. Umeshu has a long history; first referenced in an early culinary book that was published […]

Report from London – IWC Sake Judging

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written by Mariko Tajiri   The International Wine Challenge is the biggest wine competition in the world. The sake category is in its 11th year with over 1100 sakes and I was lucky enough to participate this year as a judge for the first time. There were 64 judges this year from all over the […]

Why Fresh Isn’t Always Better | Sake

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written by Mariko Tajiri Millions of people flock to Tsukiji Market each year to watch the fish auction, walk around the market and enjoy some of the best seafood the world has to offer. It’s a breathtaking sight, seeing fish from all over Japan and the world land in this small and very cramped place. […]

5th Annual Sake Feast | Dinner Series

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We had a fun and wonderful time last night celebrating with you all our 5th Annual Sake Feast at Dynasty Seafood Restaurant. We would like to thank everyone who attended and hope you all enjoyed our premium sakes, featuring Kozaemon and Tengumai breweries. The 9 course menu we enjoyed was delicately prepared by Chef Sam […]