Archive for the ‘sake’ Category

Japanese sake (日本酒), or nihonshu is the traditional alcoholic beverage of Japan. The most important ingredients that determine the quality of the taste of sake are koji-kin (the national micro-organism of Japan) and water.

Kikizake: Sake and Shochu Tasting Event

Kikizake: Sake and Shochu Tasting Event
Kikizake: Sake and Shochu Tasting Event Kikizake: Sake and Shochu Tasting Event
Kikizake: A very large tasting event was held featuring premium sake breweries and shochu distilleries over the weekend which Peko was lucky enough to attend.…

Hanamizake: Sake and Sakura Blossoms

Hanamizake: Sake and Sakura Blossoms
Hanami Sake: Sake and Sakura Blossoms (花見酒) Hanami Sake: Sake and Sakura Blossoms Sake flavored with cherry blossoms is a wonderful spring treat in Japan. The sakura bloom only last a few days, so this fleeting pleasure of life must be sought out and enjoyed!…

Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 5

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery
Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 5 Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi - Part 5 Fushimi, Kyoto still has some beautiful places and offers a glimpse into what Fushimi must have been like before industrialization. I took my camera around the neighborhood and visited Okinaya, a…

Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 4

Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 4
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery
Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 4 Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi - Part 4 I visited the Kitagawa Honke sake brewery to see the pressing of the mash for Daiginjo.…

Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery
Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 3 Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi - Part 3 I went back to the Kitagawa Honke sake brewery to check-up on the progress of lot no. 18.…
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