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Shochu Stop: Oyuwari

Happy new year! How did you spend your new year's day? The start of my new year was the worst. On new year's eve, I was at my a party in SF and drank many whisky cocktails that my friend made. I enjoyed the cocktail and...

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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...

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Shochu Stop: How to Enjoy Shochu

Since I have moved to the U.S. from Japan, I have felt sad about how Americans drink, because American people don't drink so much. "ι£²γΏγŒθΆ³γ‚“γ­γˆ" (nomi ga tan ne e, or "They don't drink enough"). They are too discreet. Maybe people can't be a dead...

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Shochu Stop: Mugi Shochu (Barley)

This time I would like to talk about mugi (barley) shochu in more general terms. Mugi shochu might be easier to understand than any other shochu, because mugi shochu is distilled from barley--like whisky, vodka, and gin. There are two types of...

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Shochu Stop: An Introduction

Hello, I'm Washi. Nice to meet you! I moved to the U.S. in January 2010 from Tokyo. Sorry ladies, I'm married. Anyway, I have been drinking soooo much shochu for years, and I just wanna say, SHOCHU IS FANTASTIC! Huh? What...