Myths about Sake

sakeIf you perchance to Japanese sake, you know that means “alcoholic beverage” plain and simple. Rice Wine’s real name is Nihonshu, but it was considered too difficult for Western countries when exports once came up. The short and pithy sake was much easier to absorb. The reason for that sake more often than not have an accent over the last letter is that the English would not pronounce it wrong. It had become sejk, as in “heaven’s sake” … Continue reading


Umeshu from steeping ume fruits while still unripe and green.
Umeshu is a Japanese liqueur with more than 1,000 years of history. It is made of Ume apricot, alcohol and sugar and very popular in Japan. There are more than 300 private Umeshu labels and many households also make their own liqueur. The purpose of this lens is to share knowledge about Umeshu in generals, Umeshu labels, their producers and to show how its production works. Continue reading