Sake Gumi News

May 15, 2017

Sake Gumi News: Women Sake Makers (May 2017)

by Yoko Kumano

Miho Imada of Imada Sake Brewery and me with two of the bottles offered this month for Sake Gumi! May sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! We are celebrating women makers at Umami Mart this month. From spotlighting Jennifer Colliau […]

April 15, 2017

Sake Gumi News: Spring Bling (April 2017)

by Yoko Kumano

Kayoko and me with Jiro, holding a Sake Gumi Tote! April sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! Spring is upon us and as I write this letter, perhaps the last of the April showers for the year are coming down. […]

March 15, 2017

Sake Gumi News: Family (March 2017)

by Yoko Kumano

March sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! What is life without family? Less joy, bonding, and headaches! Love ’em or hate ’em, they are a part of our lives – they keep us grounded and remind us of why we […]

February 15, 2017

Sake Gumi News: Extra Dry + Japanify (February 2017)

by Yoko Kumano

February sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! This month at Umami Mart, we are celebrating our very first publication, a recipe zine titled Japanify All Day. It’s a compilation of 21 simple Japanese recipes that I created for home cooks. I started […]

January 15, 2017

Sake Gumi News: To a Fresh + Fruity Year (January 2017)

by Yoko Kumano

January sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! I love starting the new year fresh – drinking fruity, cold sakes that pair well with all the seafood and shellfish that is in season this time of year. For January’s Sake Gumi selections, I […]

December 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: funk•y (December 2016)

by Yoko Kumano

December sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! funk·y \’fuŋ-kē\ adjective1. Having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular that of funk. 2. Strongly musty. 3. Odd or quaint in appearance or feeling. This year was funky. 2016 was full of unexpected […]

November 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Kimoto + Yamahai (November 2016)

by Yoko Kumano

November sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! I am a Scorpio. We are said to be independent, intense, observant, loyal, wild, and resourceful in our best moments. The rest of the time, we are obsessive, suspicious, and secretive. Although I’m not a […]

October 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Legends and Folklore (October 2016)

by Yoko Kumano

October sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! To coincide with the coming of Halloween, this month’s Sake Gumi theme highlights the images of Japanese legends and folklore that often adorn sake labels. From the Gegege no Kitaro characters that appear on one-cups […]

September 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Umami-Rich Sakes (September 2016)

by Yoko Kumano

September sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! One of the most common questions we get at the store is “What is Umami?” So I wanted to explore umami this month in the context of Sake Gumi. All of the sakes this month […]

August 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Happy 1st Birthday Sake Gumi (August 2016)

by Yoko Kumano

August sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! “Celebrating Design, Drinks, + Japan” is at the core of everything we do at Umami Mart. It is our tag line, afterall. Four years ago today, full of giddiness and hope, Kayoko and I took […]