Sake Gumi


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 25, 2017

Event Recap: 2nd Annual Sake Dinner at Camino

by Yoko Kumano

I always get nervous before an event because I want it to be the best that it can be. Last week’s 2nd Annual Sake Dinner at Camino restaurant was no exception. I tossed and turned all night, imagining how the whole dinner would progress. As soon as we started setting up Thursday afternoon, my mind […]

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 24, 2016

Today Only: 10% Off Sake Gumi Gift Subscriptions

by Umami Mart Staff

Today the marks the 12th and very last day of our 12 Days of Christmas one-day-only holiday deals. Today’s deal is for 10% off 6-month and 12-month Sake Gumi Gift Subscriptions. Find the discount code on our 12 Days of Christmas page. It’s Christmas Eve! Are you still looking for a special gift for a very special friend? Perhaps […]

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 22, 2016

A Visit to Kitaya Brewery in Kyushu

by Kayoko Akabori

As we celebrate Scorpios this month in Sake Gumi, our sake club selections are centered around yamahai and kimoto-style sakes. One Sake Gumi offering is by Kitaya Brewery called Souden, an earthy, yogurty brew that is a current staff favorite. Yoko and I (along with Johnny, Anders, and TB) were fortunate to visit Kitaya on […]

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 […]