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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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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, […]

Bubbles All Around!

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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 […]

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 […]

Aligoté – A delicious grape from Burgundy!

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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 […]

Heroic Viticulture – AKA Priorat!

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Every two years the organization that regulates the Priorat wine region – The DOQ Priorat- brings approximately 50 wine professionals from around the world to the small and rather remote towns of Priorat to immerse themselves in the vines and wines, so they can better understand the wines created there and how the magic of the region contributes to […]

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