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Teenage Beer Brewer to Shochu Prophet

American Christopher Pellegrini has spent two decades in Japan, much of it on a mission to bring the delights of shochu and awamori, Japanese alcoholic drinks, to the rest of the world—through writing, podcasting, and an export business.

Japanese Craft Gin: What You Need to Know, and 4 of the Best Brands

Japanese craft gin is taking the world by storm, as global tipplers fall in love with the country's unique botanicals and commitment to quality.

Five Hokkaido Dishes to Warm Up Your Winter!

When the winter weather on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido turns delightfully cold, you can be sure that these local dishes will warm you up from the inside.

10 Japanese Craft Beers You Must Know (Drink!)

Excellent craft beers are springing up from small breweries all over Japan. Choosing just ten is an impossible task, but we've given it a shot.

English Spelling Error Found on New Beer

Beer lovers in Japan had been looking forward to the release of a new limited-edition brew this January. But one spelling mistake is going to keep them waiting longer.

Sip on Springtime with Cherry Blossom Beer

It isn't spring until you've had a taste of everything sakura-flavored—including this refreshing cherry blossom beer!

Hibiki Whiskey Gets New Cherry Blossom Blend

Some good news for those of us getting through 2021 at home with a stiff drink in hand: Hibiki is coming out with some new whiskey blends, including one made in cherry blossom barrels!

AI Takes Guesswork out of Choosing Sake

This artificial intelligence sommelier helps you choose the sake of your preference just by giving it descriptive expressions.

Simple Quiz Helps Find Your Ideal Saké

New Japan-based startup Kurashu is looking to help people break into the world of sake with a novel recommendation system and a web shop selling a curated collection of small-batch sake.

Pilgrimage Temples & Sake Brewers Join Forces

Buddhist temples that are part of the Shikoku Pilgrimage and local sake makers in southwestern Japan cooperate to overcome difficulties they face amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Setouchi Brewery Is Representing Regionality

The newly established Setouchi Brewery is using local ingredients to create beverages that are directly inspired by the unique climate of the area.

Japan's "Table" Sake Is Anything but Ordinary

Learn how to spot the treasures hidden in futsushu--the “table wine” of the sake world!

The Perfect Weekend in the City of Niigata

The first of a series introducing a local insider’s ideal weekend in their home town.

Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea

Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea in Japan (and Getting a Little Tipsy along the Way)

Drink 'Everlong' with Foo Fighters' New Sake

It’s not every day an American band announces it will be releasing its very own sake, but that’s what happened when rock royalty Foo Fighters uploaded a surprising new video on their official YouTube channel.

Ochoko and More! All About Sake Cups

Deepen your knowledge of Japanese sake culture with this guide to sake cups and other drinking vessels!

4 Japanese Craft Whisky Distilleries that Should Be on Your Radar

A long-time expert on Japanese alcoholic drinks introduces some unforgettable craft whiskies, and their place of origin.

Kirin to Sell Japan’s First No-Carb Beer

Kirin Brewery announced Japan’s first zero-carbohydrate beer, hitting the shelves on October 6.

Summer In Japan: Make Your Own Fruit Liqueur

A Step by Step Guide to Making Japanese Fruit Liqueur

Whisky Barrel Aged Kit Kat Bringing Sexy Snaps

Japan is known for its unusual Kit Kats, including its latest Kit Kat, made all the more special as it uses chocolate made from cacao nibs aged in whiskey barrels for 180 days.

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