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Go Gohyakuman-goku! (April 2019)

  Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 150 members throughout California. Join today! Does the type of rice affect the flavor of sake like the type of grape affects the flavor of a wine? The short answer is yes. Brewers will...

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Get Your Genshu! (March 2019)

Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 150 members throughout California. Join today! I’ve always been intrigued by genshus. They are fresh, brash, and bold. They are as close as you can get to what comes right out of the press...

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Spotlight on Shiga (February 2019)

Overlooking Lake Biwa from Mt. Shizugatake Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 150 members throughout California. Join today! Kayoko and I tend to travel to places in Japan that produce foods and drinks we really like. One of those is sake from Kita Brewery. What...

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Light + Dry Nigoris (January 2019)

Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 150 members throughout California. Join today! Nigori means “cloudy" in Japanese, so it makes sense that nigori sake literally looks like a wispy cloud when shaken. It is a style of sake that...

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Aging Gracefully (October 2018)

Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 150 members throughout California. Join today! The current sake trend in Japan is everything fresh and fruity. It's all about the nama-namas, namachozo, namazume, and shiboritate. But we are never ones at Umami Mart...

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Umami in Sake (August 2018)

Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 150 members throughout California. Join today! Back in 2006, Kayoko had an idea to start a food blog. During Christmas break, we were both back in our hometown, Cupertino – Kayoko was living...

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Sakqueso! (June 2018)

Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 150 members throughout California. Join today! Every June, we celebrate the mariage [sic] (a word that every one in Japan is using to express explosive flavor pairings) of sake and cheese. And every...

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Women Sake Makers (May 2018)

Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 150 members throughout California. Join today! Every May, we celebrate the women who are in the center of our industry, whether that's for drinks, design, or Japan. We take every...

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Love Yuzu! (February 2018)

This February at Umami Mart, it's Love Yuzu month. Although we are grateful for our boos and family during the month of love, here at Umami Mart, it's all about loving certain foods and drinks. Thanks to my sister's tree in Berkeley...

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Animals (November 2017)

In Japan, animals are everywhere. Besides Hello Kitty and Pikachu, animal imagery adorn temples, shrines, storefronts, crackers and candy. Last names are also fair game for animals. For example, my own last name includes 熊, the character for bear –...