March 26

a new beginning.

Coming off a long absence is never easy. A lot can be said for momentum; staying in the groove. However, an absence can also be a time to reflect and regroup, getting ready for the next step. That is what I have been doing since my last post.

October 18

yakitori and sake – a perfect pairing

Drink Sake and eat sushi. This is where the idea of Sake and food pairing ends for most people. In this country this ironclad pairing has as much to do with distribution channels as it does with complimentary flavors.  Meanwhile for others sushi-Sake pairings are verboten, because they claim that sushi and Sake aren’t eaten […]

September 30

south of the border for sake day!

Tomorrow is International Sake Day, when people all over the world drink and celebrate the long history of Sake brewing. This year we are celebrating this auspicious day in a slightly unusual place – Lone Star Taco Bar! Starting tonight (September 30th), Lone Star is celebrating Sake Day with the addition of three delicious Sake […]

September 04

special japan society pre-tapping event!

Taste our Junmai Nama Genshu Sake and Nomi Sugi 1 day early! Join the Japan Society of Boston for an exclusive night of tasting our Junmai Nama Genshu and Nomi Sugi; our Sake/beer hybrid aged on Japanese Sugi wood. Space is limited so buy your ticket now!

September 04

night of kikusui photos.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of conducting a sushi and Sake tasting at Osushi in Back Bay. It was a wonderful evening filled with interesting people, great Kikusui Sake, and delicious food from Osushi. Luckily my friend Mike was there to take some amazing photos that deftly illustrate how much fun we […]

August 29

last minute chance to help fund a sake film. the birth of sake.

The whole Sake community has been tweeting, emailing, posting to blogs, and shouting from the roof tops – please help fund a unique chance for NYC film maker Erik Shirai to film a documentary film at Tedorigawa Sake brewery! With only 3 days left and just under 30% funding to go, now is the chance […]

August 26

sake and nomi sugi. september 11 2013. cambridge brewing co.

The fall brings with it cool, crisp nights that we all enjoy. It is during this time that our drinking and food choices start to change, not quite to rich winter foods, but to earthier and heavier food and drink to pair with the weather. Seasonal Sake choices are no different; heavier, earthy Sake at […]

August 13

sake tasting and talk. august 16 2013. osushi boston.

This Friday at Osushi in Back Bay I am participating in a great little Sake tasting and lecture featuring Sake from Niigata’s own Kikusui Brewery. Founded in 1881, Kikusui has risen from humble beginnings to be one of the most respected Sake breweries in Japan. We are tasting five varieties of their Sake as well as some […]

August 02

want to buy great sake? go to the beer store.

I was overjoyed when Suzanne and Kate, the owners of the Craft Beer Cellar, contacted me to curate a Sake list for their stores. Craft Beer Cellar boasts over 1000 beers with a clear focus on local New England brews. It isn’t just the selection of great brews that make this store the go-to destination […]

July 01

brewery fresh sake on draft. cambridge brewing co.

It feels like it was a long time ago when we were outside on the Cambridge Brewing Company patio with a slew of equipment and four twenty gallon kettles belching steam into the cold air. Our third annual batch of Sake at the CBC had begun. Most of this Sake was for our annual Sake/beer […]