As winter gusts whip through many parts of their island country, Japanese seek refuge in foods for warmth, comfort, and good company. Oden ( pronounced oh-den ) is the ultimate comfort food, a slow food, served hot, to linger onto one’s tummy, palate, and heart. Read more......Read more
SAKE: A Stand-Alone Category at Competition in America’s Heartland
[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...