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Browse my recent sake reviews:

Hanzo Umeshu

<p>There is a delicate balance between sweet lusciousness of ume and sharpness of sake. It is viscous and velvety, but the finish is refreshingly dry.</p>

Katsuyama “En” Tokubetsu Junmai – It is all about the rice

Katsuyama – “En” –...

Kamoshibito Kuheiji – “Kudan no Yamada” – Junmai Ginjō 2013

Kamoshibito Kuheiji – “Kudan no...

Ippin – Junmai Daiginjō

Ippin – Junmai Daiginjō    ...

Ippin Junmai

Ippin – Junmai     Summary: Do...

Dewazakura Daiginjō Yamada Nishiki 48

Dewazakura –  Yamada Nishiki 48 –...

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I will help you navigate the new and exciting world of sake.

I will review sake available in Australia, one post at a time. I will also tell you more about sake – grades, kinds and different flavour profiles. Bookmark SakeGuide for a handy reference when faced with an impenetrable drinks menu and a clueless waiter!

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Recent Blog Posts

August 11, 2015 |

All about Taka sake – the OTHER beauty from Yamaguchi (it is not just about Dassai!)

Taka sake is another contender of Yamaguchi. It is not just about Dassai, you know!

July 19, 2015 |

Sake begins with rice – Izumibashi sake

Sake begins with rice. It is a popular mantra. Usually, this means careful processing of rice during sake brewing. But some brewers, like Izumibashi, grow their own.

June 15, 2015 |

Sakenet – the sake, the people, the philosophy.

Ever wondered who brings the interesting sake brands like Tamagawa and Shinkame to Australia? The Sakenet. Sake Guide speaks to people behind the company.

May 28, 2015 |

Nøgne Ø – Sparkling Sake

Nøgne Ø sparkling sake has a subtle nose of yogurt and pear, and well-pronounced, but smooth acidity. It is laced with impressions of fresh steamed rice, which creates silky and creamy texture underneath the prickly bubbles.

March 22, 2015 |

An Interview with a Sake Samurai

At the recent Art of Sake event at the Consulate of Japan in Sydney, I finally got to meet Andre Bishop, Australia’s own Sake Samurai. We caught up to talk all things food and sake.

March 22, 2015 |

Sake at the Japanese Consulate

This month, Sake Guide went to the “The Art of Sake” event at the official residence of the Consul-General of Japan in Sydney, Mr Masato Takaoka. Most main sake importers where displaying their goodies in the same room – a rare event.

March 15, 2015 |

Sake Cocktails – Worth it?

A sake cocktail workshop at the quirky Darlinghurst bar Hinky Dinks. Sake cocktails. Should we embrace them? Avoid them? One way to find out it to read on!

February 12, 2015 |

Beer, surfboards and life down under – an interview with Ippin sake brewer

A scion of Yoshikubo family, who are the makers of Ippin sake, now resides full time in Sydney. We catch up to talk about the his favourite sake…and beer. And his views on the sake industry.

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