Shochu Stop

January 13, 2012

Shochu Stop: Oyuwari

by Washi Washino

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Happy new year! How did you spend your new year’s day?

The start of my new year was the worst.

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November 25, 2011

Shochu Stop: Shochu Advisor

by Washi Washino

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Hi everyone, I’m back!

Let me tell you what I was doing all this time, while neglecting this shochu column.

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August 24, 2011

Shochu Stop: Shochu vs. Soju

by Washi Washino

When customers visit Ippuku (where I work) and see the shochu collection, they invariably say, “Oh wow, look at the beautiful sake collection!” I’m tired of correcting them, but I have to, and I tell them that those bottles are not sake, they are shochu!

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August 10, 2011

Shochu Stop: How to Enjoy Shochu

by Washi Washino

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Since I have moved to the U.S. from Japan, I have felt sad about how Americans drink, because American people don’t drink so much.

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July 27, 2011

Shochu Stop: Mugi Shochu (Barley)

by Washi Washino

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This time I would like to talk about mugi (barley) shochu in more general terms.

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July 13, 2011

Shochu Stop: Toyonaga (Short Rice)

by Washi Washino

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I’m ashamed to say that I had not tried kome (short rice) shochu so often in Japan because I didn’t have many occasions to try it.

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June 29, 2011

Shochu Stop: Satsuma Shiranami (Sweet Potato)

by Washi Washino

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Today, I’ll introduce you to Satsuma Shiranami which used to be my go-to shochu in Japan.

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June 22, 2011

Shochu Stop: An Introduction

by Washi Washino

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Hello, I’m Washi. Nice to meet you! I moved to the U.S. in January 2010 from Tokyo.

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