You’ve read about my visits to Eikun and Tsukinokatsura. My visits to different breweries that I represent or want to represent continue. Yesterday, I took 3 hour train ride to go to the Tamagawa br...

Today, I paid a visit to Tsukinokatsura, a very well-known Sake producer for the Nigori and Vintage (Koshu) Sake. This was a very natural and logical visit for me as my company already exports these...

My visits around different Kuras in Japan as well as foreign distributors and vendors are all part of my business strategy. By developing close relationships with every party involved in the busines...

After the event, from Tuesday to Friday, the Gassan Sake producer Yoshida-san and I worked with import companies sales representatives in four different cities in the US. Every day, we worked with d...

In February, there was an important private event hosted by one of America’s prime alcohol importers. I brought Gassan’s producer, Yoshida-san with me. This event is an extremely important event for...

For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I am an avid lover of good food and good Sake. Modernizing the business is very positive, and one of the companies doing a great deal ...

I was curious about the local stores because, as it turned out, they also sell Sake. This was one of the things I wanted to research while on my trip – if standard alcohol and spirit stores also sel...

People in my own industry have told me on several occasions that there is a Sake shop – a real Sake shop – that sells only premium grade Sake and Sochu in New York. The Shop, called ‘Sakaya’, is run...

EPZ is proud to be one of the world’s foremost exporters of Japanese Sake. As such, we always try to stay on top of current Sake events as this is absolutely crucial for the process of popularizing ...

As you sit at home one quiet evening, there is a glass before you that contains a nearly colorless liquid, with maybe a tinge of amber. You suspect it might be a white wine and as you sniff it, some o...

When it comes to food and beverages, we have never had more options and choices than now. Deciding on what food, sake, wine or spirits to purchase has become a complex endeavor due to all of that dive...

On November 2nd, 2012, the Niigata Sake Festival was held in the Fullerton Bay hotel,and was the first of it's kind in this location. Admission was completely free of charge,and you could obtain a c...

It is a common complaint that some restaurants charge outrageous prices for wine. You will find places charging three, four or even five times the usual retail price of a wine. Who wants to pay $30-$5...

Hot sake has been the norm in the United Statesfor many years and many people have never tasted chilled sake. That is changing, with more and more people seeking chilled sake, and I am often asked now...

New York Cityhas a multitude of wine stores and when I visit the city, I try to stop at several of my favorites as well as check out at least one new to me.  On a recent journey, I was interested in c...

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