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School's out for sake?

Published:  27 September, 2019

On-trade luminary Christine Parkinson is “seriously considering” opening London's first sake school following her surprise departure from Hakkasan

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Weeklong celebration of Japanese exports heads to London

Published:  16 September, 2019

Japan Week is launching in London next week, giving a spotlight to the uptick of Japanese wines, spirits and sakes across the capital.

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Amathus to distribute Kanpai sake

Published:  05 June, 2019

Amathus Drinks has teamed up with Kanpai for a UK-wide distribution deal.

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Japan: ready to launch

Published:  13 March, 2019

Thanks to two key trade deals, Japan has increased its reach to a billion people so far in 2019. Jo Gilbert looks at the knock-on effect for the country’s drinkable exports

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Majestic Wine launches Sake campaign

Published:  18 September, 2018

Majestic Wine is launching a campaign to encourage consumption of Japanese rice wine Sake after introducing three new products to its range.

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Demand for wine and spirits education hits record level

Published:  02 August, 2018

Demand for wine and spirits education soared in the past year boosted by a growing thirst for spirits knowledge.

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Major sake festival pins down first date in London

Published:  23 July, 2018

The Joy of Sake, the world’s largest sake celebration outside Japan, has announced the date of its first-ever London date.

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Sake is not just for sushi. Master of Sake John Gauntner talks pairing possibilities from cheese to calamari

Published:  10 May, 2018

The next time you order oysters in a restaurant, why not ask for a glass of sake?

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Aldi launches premium positioned value sake

Published:  13 July, 2017

Aldi has launched a traditional sake in a bid to tap the trend for Japanese food and culture in the UK.

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Liberty Wines makes first foray into Sake

Published:  30 June, 2017

Liberty Wines has become the UK agent for Tosa Brewery’s Keigetsu range, marking the first time they’ve added a Sake into their portfolio.

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Generation Sake

Published:  14 June, 2017

A wave of young brewers are shaking things up in sake, increasing its popularity with a new generation 
in Japan and internationally. 
Anna Greenhous reports

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Q&A: Tom Wilson and Lucy Holmes, Kanpai sake microbrewery, Peckham

Published:  17 May, 2017

Kanpai, London’s first sake microbrewery has just set up in Peckham. Anna Greenhous talks to co-founders, Tom Wilson and Lucy Holmes: 

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Sake brewery aims to revitalise whisky operations

Published:  23 January, 2017

The Wakatsuru Shuzo sake brewery is to reinvest in whisky production again following a round of crowdfunding.

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Sam Harrop MW to step down as IWC chair after 11 years on judging panel

Published:  01 November, 2016

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has announced a shuffle of its judging panel ahead of its November tastings.

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Work to build £9m UK sake brewery gets underway

Published:  25 October, 2016

Building is now underway at what is believed to be the UK's first sake brewery having appointed a local contractor to carry out construction work.

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Insights: Sake's new image

Published:  05 September, 2016

Not long ago sake was the preserve of Japanese restaurants, often low quality, cheap and served hot. But standards and times have changed with the rise in popularity of superior premium sakes.

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IWC Sake: 59 gold medals awarded to 50 sake breweries

Published:  20 May, 2016

International Wine Challenge Sake 2016 awarded 59 gold medals to 50 sake breweries across Japan at this year's competition.

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Premium yuzu liqueur from Isake International goes on sale in Selfridges

Published:  30 March, 2016

Isake International has announced the launch of a new premium yuzu liqueur, which will be available through Selfridges from next month.

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London Wine Fair to welcome first Sake Pavilion

Published:  23 March, 2016

The London Wine Fair is to feature a major sake presence for the first time.

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Inaugural Gekkeikan Masters Cooking Competition winner revealed

Published:  27 January, 2016

The winner of the inaugural Gekkeikan Masters Cooking Competition 2016 has been announced.

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