Amazake (sweet sake)

It has gotten colder and we are nearing the end of the year. In Japan, people begin to drink amazake during events such as New Year’s and then Hina’s Festival.
It has fatigue restoring effect and prevents summer dullness, and was originally known to represent summer, but it is also good for beauty and excels in […]

Unorthodox at first glance – Japanese sake on the rocks

There are so many brands of Japanese sake. The taste varies a lot depending on what you choose, and the type of sake you like might be completely different from the others. Also, there is an unlimited number of ways to enjoy a type of sake by altering the temperature.

Many people actually think that you […]

Must-visits on a trip to Kyoto – 4 selected bars and cafés for good Japanese Sake

If you have come to Japan and are visiting Kyoto, you should enjoy and be immersed into the atmosphere unique to Japanese culture. On top of that, wouldn’t it be perfect if you can enjoy the great atmospheres of shops where you can taste good sake?

This time we’d like to introduce 4 selected sophisticated bars […]

Does French food go well with Japanese sake?

Every county has its own cuisine and its best match alcoholic drink, for example, wine with French food, Japanese sake with Japanese food, and Shaoxingjiu for Chinese food.
However, recently Japanese sake is gaining more and more reputation in France.

It is kind of a marriage of French food and Japanese sake. This combination is growingly imported […]

“ Sake bomb ” – The right way to drink and have fun while partying

When it comes to drinking, there are many ways to enjoy alcohol – drinking alone or quietly with your friends, to getting wild with others at a party.

For whatever reasons, most people think that Japanese sake must be enjoyed quietly and elegantly, but there is also a way to get a little wild while drinking […]


Hi everyone, have you heard of shiboritate? In our last article, we introduced hiyaoroshi, an autumn Japanese sake. While hiyaoroshi is usually found between September and November, a different Japanese sake can be enjoyed in the wintertime! Many of you must think of “atsukan” as the go-to winter Japanese sake – who doesn’t like drinking […]

How to Drink Hirezake

For Sake lovers, we at Sake Talk have recently acquired a Hirezake set!

One of the ways to drink delicious Sake is Pufferfish Hirezake. We are sure there are many Sake lovers who have heard of Hirezake but have not actually drunk this type of Sake. Because the taste of Sake drastically changes for Hirezake, in […]

Want to drink delicious plum wine (Umeshu)?

When thinking of alcohol in Japan, most automatically think Sake but plum wine is an important Japanese alcoholic beverage as well. And the two are often mixed up, mistaken for one another. So, in this post, we will explore plum wine’s history and how it is made.

History of plum wine
How to make Umeshu

History […]

The autumn is the best season for Japanese Sake “Hiyaoroshi”

The autumn is the best season for Japanese Sake “Hiyaoroshi”

Do you know if Japanese Sake has the best season? We tend to think that Sake can be drunk all year round, but there are types of Japanese Sake that can be shipped only during “certain periods.”
This time we’d like to introduce the in-season Japanese Sake […]

Sake Vessel’s Shape and Its Impact

Where do our Sake lovers normally drink Sake? We presume most of our Sake lovers enjoy Sake in restaurants. But there may be those who would like to drink Sake at home with your family. However, those home-drinking Sake lovers may feel Sake does not taste as good at home as it does in restaurants. […]

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