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Sake

HEAVEN'S sake

Hot or cold, sparkling or still, cloudy or clear, fresh or aged - few beverages offer as much versatility as sake. Japan's national drink has a style to suit every palate and makes the perfect accompaniment to everything from sushi to spaghetti.

Monday, 28 May, 2012, 12:00am

Rhapsody in brew

First things first: you know that sake you've been quaffing cold or hot at Japanese restaurants, or that you've tasted in cocktails at places such as WasabiSabi, Sakesan and Zuma? Yes, it's technically sake, but that word, to most Japanese people at least, just means alcoholic drink or beverage.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Polish up your knowledge

There are two 'families' of special-designation sake: junmai (which doesn't have any added alcohol) and honjozo, which is mixed with a small amount of distilled clear alcohol called shochu.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Breaking the rice wine barrier

If you've tried the mass-produced sake that's sold in big bottles at a fairly cheap price, it's hard to imagine the variety and sophistication that individual breweries of sake can achieve. In fact, depending on many factors, such as the type of rice and the water used, the delicate taste of sake can compete with the best of French wines.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

From Japan with love: a brewed awakening

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Ayuchi Momose went to culinary school for the fun of it, and then launched a career in fashion trading after graduating from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

sake cellar

If you are bored with visiting the same bars and drinking the same drinks, why not try something more exotic while increasing your cultural know-how at the same time? Tucked away in a building on Percival Street in Causeway Bay is Cella Masumi, a Japanese sake cellar that offers customers a place to tickle their taste buds with 75 varieties of sake.

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Sake-soaked chief slices off more than he can chew

Scanning the Web for background information on a regional software boss last week, we found a remarkable story on his exploits in a Japanese software firm.

It seems this regional software boss, who will remain unnamed, took his vice-president and a Japanese distributor for sushi at the local Esquire Club.

12 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Sake-soaked chief slices off more than he can chew

Scanning the Web for background information on a regional software boss last week, we found a remarkable story on his exploits in a Japanese software firm.

It seems this regional software boss, who will remain unnamed, took his vice-president and a Japanese distributor for sushi at the local Esquire Club.

11 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Kan qualified for quiz show

Rookie trainer Sean Woods has been on unfamiliar and sometimes hostile territory with stewards over riding tactics - and even taken umbrage at it - probably because British trainers are brought before what passes for the judicial system there only in the event of suspected wrongdoing. In this environment, he will in time grow more used to the regular questions asked for the sake of reporting.

16 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

'Champagne sake' aims to beat bubble economy blues

Japan's sake brewers hope to banish the 'bubble economy' blues and put the fizz back in their sales.

The country's traditional tipple can now be sampled complete with champagne-like bubbles, and bars in Tokyo are reporting brisk demand - especially among women aged from 20 to 30.

4 Jul 2001 - 12:00am