Sake Talk

Drunk Talk: 3. Seikyo Junmai Ginjo Omachi

Seikyo (true mirror), which is getting popular at Dan Murphy’s recently, a gem that embedded with the wish to reflect the sincerity of the brewers, which looks like a mirror when poured in a glass.

Sipping with the Sake Master = Shochu – Discover Japan’s other great drink =

Shochu – Discover Japan’s other great drink

Whilst most Australians are familiar with sake, shochu is an often overlooked and under appreciated Japanese drink. Shochu is a distilled spirit commonly made from rice, barley, soba (buckwheat), sweet potato or brown sugar. Many other obscure variants exist including carrot, tomato, chestnut and even milk!

Premium Sake Tasting – Kikizake Vol.8

The long awaited Premium Sake Tasting Event – Kikizake Vol.8 took place at Sake & Grill MAEDAYA on 5 February, 2011. Sake Master Toshi MAEDA gave us a lecture on the sake basics, namely, history & background, sake grades, making process and regional characteristics, while sampling 6 different premium sakes with Japanese light snacks (otsumami).

Sipping with the Sake Master = Sake, warm or cool, that is the question =

Sake, warm or cool, that is the question.

One of the most often asked questions’ concerning serving sake is whether it should be consumed warm or cool.
In short, premium quality sake is generally brewed with the intention of it being enjoyed chilled. However there are always exceptions to any rule and there are indeed high quality sakes that drink very well warm or in some cases where the brewer has intentionally crafted particular sake to be enjoyed warmed.

Sipping with the Sake Master = Welcome you to Sake Online =

It is with great excitement and anticipation for the future of sake in Australia that I welcome you to Sake Online.

When I first started promoting sake in Australia 12 years ago, I could only dream of the extensive choice of sake that is now available in this country. It is beyond my wildest expectation to also have this range accessible by the Internet and available for home delivery!