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06.16.2014

Father’s Day Sake

My son (with some help from his mum, he’s only 3!) bought me this excellent personalised bottle of sake for Father’s Day this year! It has my name on it in Japanese, and “Thanks Dad” down the side. Not sure if the nihonshu inside the bottle is any good, but the bottle itself is definitely […]

05.7.2013

Japan – Tipple Tourism

This is a guest post from Imogen Reed. Drinking plays an important role in Japanese society and due to the use of local ingredients like wheat, rice, potatoes and water causing products to have an intimate link with regional climate and culture, Japanese drink production is often referred to as a process that crystallises the […]

08.22.2012

What is an Off License?

“What is an Off-License?“ I was asked this once by an American guy (at least I think he was American), and it caught me by surprise he didn’t know, but then of course booze shops are called different things all over the world! So I thought I’d list a few of them, so on your […]

12.14.2011

Sake Day and Nishinomiya Ebisu Sake Festival

They say that if you want to have a successful blog, the key thing is timing and to write posts timely and when the subject you’re writing about is current and relevant. So here is my blog post about Sake Day in Japan which occurred 2 months ago on October 1st! Sake day is so […]

12.1.2011

Sennenichi Sake Brewery, Awaji Island, Japan

On a recent trip to Awajishima (Awaji island, a tiny island inbetween Honshu and Shikoku, just off the coast of Kobe), we stopped in at the local sake brewery Sennenichi to pick up a bottle of the local brew to take home. We were greeted very warmly and were very quickly invited for a mini-tour […]




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