Sake


July 23, 2015

Upcoming Event: Hakkaisan Brewery Sake Tasting @ Alchemy Bottle Shop

by Kayoko

It’s been a crazy sake week here at Umami Mart — first we launched the Sake Gumi, and now, we’re happy to announce a special tasting event with renowned Hakkaisan Brewery!

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July 22, 2015

Introducing SAKE GUMI, Our Monthly Sake Subscription Program

by Kayoko

Yoko and I could not be more thrilled today — we are dubbing it SAKE GUMI DAY.

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April 30, 2015

Happy Hour: Gin(jo) Rickey

by Kayoko

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With the opening of our bottle shop, I have been exploring the world of sake. Daiginjos, Junmais, Yamahais, Namas, I’m trying them all.

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April 27, 2015

A Visit to Kinshihai Brewery

by yoko

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Sake is one of those things that really makes you appreciate locality. It’s like the meyer lemons in Berkeley.

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April 23, 2015

Yukimuro Snow Refrigerator at Hakkaisan Brewery (Niigata)

by Kayoko

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In 2011, we visited Hakkaisan, a sake brewery in Niigata. As one of the most well-known breweries in Japan, it was a wonderful experience to walk through the vast facilities, hosted by the production master, Mr.

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April 20, 2015

MOTOism: Sake Ice Cream

by Moto

Since this month commemorates Umami Mart’s Japanese beer and sake shop debut, here is another post on sake-related cooking.

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April 16, 2015

Rice Mill Machine at Aoki Brewery

by Kayoko

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During our visit to Aoki Brewery in Niigata, we were told that the three most important factors of brewing sake is the rice, the water and the people. 

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April 13, 2015

A Visit to Aoki Brewery in Niigata

by yoko

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Kayoko and I go to Niigata every February. Our friends in Tokyo gasp in horror, “Why would you go somewhere so cold?

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April 9, 2015

MOTOism: Baking with Sake

by Moto

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Hi, I am back. It’s been quite a while since I last posted. Umami Mart has been crazy for Kayoko and Yoko, and I’ve been creating recipes non-stop and teaching cooking classes which has been occupying most of my time.

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March 19, 2015

Japanify: Shisomaki

by yoko

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Every time I go to Japan, I am exposed to new foods, new regions and new friends.

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