Weekly Wanders 2021 05 30 More Nihonshu (Sake)!
Short (sometimes) videos or stories about interesting Japanese culture, language, entertainment, and many other things.
Read: This handy “Sake Cheat Sheet” from GaijinPot will teach you the basics of Japanese Sake, or Nihonshu as the locals call it.
Watch: Another Jon Daub video about sake on his “WAO RYU! ONLY in JAPAN” channel on YouTube. This video is from the Dassai Brewery, one of the most recent ultra popular Nihonshu in Japan.
Read: “Japanese Sake Tips That All Sake Lovers Should Know” from Tokyo Weekender. Just like this article says, find the type of Sake that you like and enjoy it the way that you like. You will see a lot of Sake ‘experts’ say that you should never drink hot sake. They say that it ruins the taste, or that the only hot Sake that tastes good are the really cheap ones. Well, I don’t have a lot of money and I like hot Sake! My Japanese father-in-law only drank hot Sake. Drink it the way you like to drink it.
Watch: If you have a good 45 minutes of free time, watch this presentation on Sake from John Gauntner at the Japan Society in New York City. Learn about many different types of Sake, how each are made, and how to best enjoy them. (As long as you are enjoying them how you like)
Watch: I was going to post another 1 hour long video on Sake, but it included a large amount of time spent on tasting and pairing with foods. I just can’t get into all that deep categorization of types, tastes, and pairings. If it is good, it is good. Drink it.
Instead, enjoy this short commercial-like video for a Sake Brewery in Kyoto.