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When I was studying (am still learning) wine, I thought Domaine de Chevalier was a Burgundy winery as Bordeaux wineries usually have their names started with “Chateau” instead of “Domaine”......read more

When we talk about wines, there are New World and Old World......read more
Rice is one of the most essential ingredients for Japanese sake. Every single step of the very complicated sake-brewing procedures will affect the final style of sake, knowing the rice variety (or varieties) of your sake will enhance the pleasure of understanding it and drinking enjoyment. All kinds of rice can be made into sake, but due to the different processing and sensory requirements, sake-specific rice (Shuzō Koteki Mai) is preferred to “table rice” when it comes to sake-brewing. While making premium sakes, breweries use sake-specific rice for better quality control and easier handling. Nevertheless, there are some rare good sakes made of table rice in Japan, given that they are produced with great care and skills.....read more
Rice is one of the most essential ingredients for Japanese sake....read more