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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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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. […]

Hanami

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written by Mariko Tajiri ~ If you’re in Japan in the Spring, there are a few things you should be doing. First, there are the cherry blossoms. Everyone talks about them because they’re like nothing you’ve seen before and you should go see them. Better yet, have a picnic under the blooming trees because that’s […]

Out With The Ogres!

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The first day of spring, according to the old Japanese calendar (also called the Lunar Calendar), is Risshun. The day preceding Risshun is called Setsubun and there are traditional rituals observed on Setsubun. One of the most famous of these rituals is the custom of throwing roasted soybeans in order to ward off evil ogres and demons […]

Christmas in Japan = KFC?

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By Mariko Tajiri The holidays is a time of year when family and friends gather around – what else – food. I grew up with roast beef (my favourite) alongside big bowls of chirashi-sushi and soy sauce at the dinner table on Christmas Eve. Awkward conversations, ever-so drunken uncles and aunts, everyone’s got memories of […]

That’s Life Summer Tasting Series

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We celebrated Summer in Toronto this August with a series of tasting events that featured each of our product categories; sake, Spanish wines and Champagne. Our final event was at the Black Hoof to showcase the depth of our portfolio with a collection of both sakes and wines. One of our goals at That’s Life […]

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 […]

20 Years Extravaganza | Portfolio Tasting

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On Wednesday September 23rd, we held That’s Life Gourmet’s largest portfolio tasting to celebrate 20 years of That’s Life! We showcased over 100 of our products! We also had a VIP roast pork to help us celebrate – there was not a dull moment. 20 years flies by when you’re having fun! Thank you to everyone who joined us for […]

Kampai Toronto 2015

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On Thursday, May 28th, we participated in the 4th annual Kampai Toronto at the Fermenting Cellar in the historic Distillery District. It was another sold out event with more than 700 guests, enjoying a wide array of premium sakes and bites from some of the city’s top restaurants. Kampai Toronto has become Canada’s largest sake […]

A Royal Sake Feast | April 15, 2015

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On Wednesday, April 15th, That’s Life hosted the 4th annual Royal Sake Feast at Dynasty Seafood Restaurant. Over 140 guests were in attendance to enjoy an evening of premium sakes from all over Japan and a decadent Chinese feast. Chef Sam Leung pulled out all the stops with a special menu, which included sake marinated […]