[Sommelier Talk 41] Texas is known for its long history of economic fortunes, beginning with the lucrative cattle industry following the Civil War and the boom after the discovery of oil in the 20th century. It’s the land of the American pioneer spirit, as the...Read more
Sake in Cups & Cans – Quality, Convenient & Distinctively Fun
[Sommelier Talk 40]
A decade ago, serving cup Sake and canned beer at a restaurant would have been quite unthinkable, however, as dining styles take on a more casual approach to entice today’s customers, Sake, pre-packed in glass jars...
Hidden Sake Menu – The Age of the ULTRA PREMIUMS
[Sommelier Talk 39]In the recent US market, there has been a noticeable increase in the preference and consumption of higher priced, ultra premium grade Sake. This trend is soundly substantiated by the 2014 Sake export to U.S.A, Japan’s Ministry of Finance publication, with increase in both total export quantity and total dollar...
Discover Shochu 46
Shochu is truly a unique spirit like no other. What’s key to their Umami packed flavor lies in the trace flavor component that remains even after distillation. Most premiums Shochu are distilled only once. The alcohol level of a just distilled, undiluted Shochu reaches approximately 42% for...Read more