Shochu


September 25, 2014

Event Recap: Shochu 101, From Kagoshima to California

by yoko

DSC_0077

Alchemy Bottle Shop opened this year in March on Grand Avenue in Oakland. Owners Tova and Peter’s selection is second-to-none, featuring everything from single malts (including a great selection from Japan) to hard-to-find amaros.

Read More

July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Intro to Shochu

by CABS

We just completed our fourth shochu talk and tasting, this time at Alchemy Bottle Shop in Oakland.

Read More

March 26, 2014

Upcoming Event: Umami Mart SF Launch Party

by Kayoko

04102014_UMSFparty_rev

The Bay Area has been so good to us. First, we opened our flagship store in Oakland in 2012 — to our surprise, people were into our Japanese kitchen and barware shop!

Read More

February 19, 2014

Postcard from Tokyo

by Kayoko

We made it! After a restless 16 hours of travel — I read this month’s New Yorker (excellent expose on Amazon and its monopoly on the publishing industry) and Vanity Fair (The Hollywood Issue!

Read More

November 18, 2013

Umami Map: Where to Buy Shochu in the Bay Area

by Kayoko

UPDATED 11/19/13, 8:47pm

We get a lot of phone calls about where to buy shochu in the Bay Area.

Read More

July 25, 2013

Event Recap: Shochu Tasting @ 18 Reasons (SF)

by yoko

1yoko_kayoko

From the refreshing mugi (barley) varieties to musty imo (sweet potato) that demand your full attention, shochus are always the choice of drink for me.

Read More

July 16, 2013

Carrot Shochu Pickles

by Umamimart Guest

By Steven Sharafian

I spend a fair amount of time making tsukemono (pickles). I focus mostly on quick-pickles that only take a couple of minutes to prep and have a short curing period.

Read More

July 9, 2013

Upcoming Event: Shochu Tasting @ 18 Reasons (SF)

by Kayoko

Shochu tends to be the drink of choice around here on Umami Mart, but we know that it’s still pretty unfamiliar terrain.

Read More

March 12, 2013

Kuishinbo: Oba-chan’s Shochu Kumquats

by Umamimart Guest

By Yuki HD

When we were little we used to watch my oba-chan (grandmother) make this seasonal treat from Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan.

Read More

September 14, 2012

Upcoming Event: Sip + Shop: Shochu Tasting

by Kayoko

Throughout the years, we’ve been asked to present more events highlighting shochu. Well, here’s the event that you’ve all been waiting for!

Read More