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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’

Sawaya Matsumoto – Terroir in a Bottle

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Sawaya Matsumoto was established in 1791 in the historic Fushimi ward in Kyoto. Hidehiko Matsumoto, the current Toji is a young visionary with a passion for showing what he can express with the simplicity of ingredients: rice, water and koji. His philosophy is that the true value of sake is in the rice and where it’s […]

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 […]

Yuki Guni Dinner at YUWA Japanese Cuisine | Vancouver Events

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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 […]

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 […]

TLG Annual Portfolio Tasting 2017 | Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

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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 […]

Enjoy Sake in Summer!

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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 […]

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 […]

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