Sake might still be considered a niche beverage in the US, but there is a group of dedicated professionals aiming to change that. Some dress like judo wrestler superheroes, some organize massive tasting events, and some journey to Japan to learn about the sake brewing process first-hand.
If you’re new to the world of sake, you can begin your educational journey by listening to one of a handful of Japan Eats! episodes dedicated to the beverage. Host Akiko Katayama has welcomed some of the top sake professionals to her show to dive deep into the traditions and innovations around rice wine. Here are a few of the most recent episodes that focus on sake:
Many wine and spirits shops are tapping into the growing interest around sake. New York even boasts a sake shop that specializes in the beverage. While you can enjoy sake in stemware, sake cups and bottles will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Korin has a full selection of serveware in all colors, shapes, and sizes.