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How I Became A Shochu Adviser

Shochu is a drink that I have enjoyed immensely in the last decade, and to further my education about the spirit, I flew to Los Angeles last summer to take a certification course to become a Shochu Adviser. Put on by the Sake School of America near Little Tokyo,...

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Shochu Stop: Shochu Advisor

Hi everyone, I'm back! Let me tell you what I was doing all this time, while neglecting this shochu column. Two months ago, I went back to Japan to take the Shochu Advisor's test, so I needed to concentrate on studying shochu. I did pass the...