Category: Sake

Dewazakura Dewasansan Nama Junmai Ginjo, Yamagata Prefecture

By W. Blake Gray It’s easy to taste the difference between wine grapes. But can you taste the difference between

Shirataki Shuzo Jozen Mizunogotoshi Junmai Ginjo, Niigata Prefecture

By W. Blake Gray. Shirataki brewery was founded by an innkeeper on a road through the snowy Mikuni mountains in

W. Blake Gray on Sake

Irrashaimase! Welcome to Sakography. (Rice-ography?) We’re in the golden age of sake on this planet: sake has never been better

2007 Joy of Sake Tasting: September 13, San Francisco

It brings me great pleasure to not even really have to explain why a sake tasting in San Francisco might

Tsukasabotan Junmai Daiginjo Sake, Kochi Prefecture, Japan

At its best, like the finest wines of the world, sake provides a window into another world. While a great

Sato no Homare “Pride of The Village” Junmai Ginjo Sake, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Wine strikes me as the child of the sun — an essence coaxed from an alchemy of solar energy and

Tsuki no Katsura Junmai Daiginjo Nigori Sake, Kyoto

Little kids go through a phase where they need to put everything in their mouth. I wonder what it says

Daimon Brewery, Katano City, Japan: Current Releases

I’m a sucker for a good story when it comes to what I’m drinking. Of course, what I’m drinking has

Happy Sake Day!

Today, October first, is Sake Day, or Nihonshu no Hi as designated by the Japanese sake brewing industry. Of course,

The Best Sake In The World?: A Report from The Joy of Sake 2006

I fell in love with sake on my second day in Japan. I was taken to a private sushi club

Otokoyama Daiginjo Sake, Hokkaido, Japan

Sake is made in the depths of winter, when the frozen air is at its most pure, and the water

Space, The Final Frontier of Sake Tasting Notes

Did I mention how much I love the Internet? I suppose its fairly obvious as a blogger that I dig

Sake From Space

Lest you forget that I am a geek at heart, in addition to being a passionate wine lover, I must

Kizakura Tokuri-Ikkon Dai Ginjo Sake

Just to the south of downtown Kyoto, Japan, a 15 minute train ride from the main station brings the lucky

The Grand Crus of Sake: Selections from Niigata Prefecture

While it’s silly to try and draw parallels between sake and wine, which are so different in their creation and

Dewazakura Shuzo “Oka” Namazake Junmai Ginjo, Yamagata Prefecture

If there was a single sake that might be responsible for the fact that you now see sake on all

The Best Sake In The World?: A Report from The Joy Of Sake Tasting

Maybe they should call it the Jostle of Sake Tasting. If anyone needed an affirmation that sake is hot right

Joy of Sake Tasting in Honolulu, San Francisco & New York, Sept 9, 15, 27, 2005

A haiku for sake: Ah. Sake. Drop of Rain touched by moonlit jasmine Always brings pleasure. OK. So I’m not

Uchigasaki Hoyo “Kura no Hana” Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Part of the joy traveling to another country for an extended period of time comes from the opportunity to not