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Episode #01: Okawari: U.S. Love of Nigori with “The Sake Ninja”

March 31, 2021
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In an ideal world we’d bring you listeners a brand-new episode each and every week. While we can’t see that happening in the immediate future, in the process of creating or preparing for many of our episodes we end up with a lot of fun and insightful conversations that sadly just don’t make it into a final episode.Whether it be…
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Episode #60: The Murky Waters of Nigori Sake

March 29, 2021
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There’s a fascinating schism that’s emerged between the domestic and international markets’ relationship with nigori-style sake over that past few decades.With its rather odd positioning landing it someplace between a more “traditional” style and at the same time a relatively “new” product proposition, a few distinct exceptions aside, nigori sake generally makes up an incredibly small portion of most makers’…
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Episode #59: Sake Future Summit 2020 Revisited (Part 2)

March 18, 2021
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Just a few episodes back we decided to revisit some of the highlights from Sake Future Summit 2020. In preparing for and editing that episode there was so much that we wanted to include but couldn’t in the interest of time, we devised a clever solution: we just did it again.As with the previous round, if you have the time…
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Episode #58: Water, Wood, and Wild Things (and Sake!) with Hannah Kirshner

March 10, 2021
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In the past we’ve hosted episodes with a handful of non-Japanese individuals that have dedicated themselves to the work and lifestyle that comes along with being a kurabito (brewer) in Japan. We’ve even had a guest that’s been so deep in the game for so long that he’s approached toji status.This week, however, we sit down for a sort of…
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Episode #57: Understanding Umeshu with Todd Van Horne

March 1, 2021
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Umeshu might be one of the most universally pleasing drink categories on the planet. Its characteristic sweet and spunky qualities can be served up any myriad of ways and seem to tickle just about everyone’s taste buds no matter how you spin it.However, while the style may seem relatively straightforward, the category is anything but.The content of this show tends…
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