Sake


August 24, 2015

Sake Nomi in Seattle

by Kayoko

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I’ve talked about following your passions in life before (ok, I talk about it like everyday) and here’s a place that embodies a deep passion for sake.

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August 17, 2015

Happy Hour: Don’t Call This a Saketini

by Kayoko

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I deplore the word “Saketini.” The whole idea that you can name a cocktail by adding “tini” to the end of it is just plain juvenile and not creative at all.

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August 6, 2015

Come See Us at Sake Summit This Weekend!

by Kayoko

Yoko and I will be hanging out at Sake Summit all weekend in Union Square in San Francisco.

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August 3, 2015

A Visit to Sake One Brewery in Oregon

by yoko

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Last month, Kayoko and I visited Portland for the 5th annual SakeFest PDX. It’s always a pleasure to hang out in Portland, and this time, we even took a side trip to the Sake One brewery in the Willamette Valley’s Forest Grove.

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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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