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Tag Archives: Japanese cuisine

• Sapporo Looks to Increase North American Output

Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (2501.TO) is mapping out strategies–possibly involving mergers and acquisitions or setting up a new plant–to meet rising demand for premium beer in the U.S. and Canada. In Asia, meanwhile, it is expanding its beer and soft drink business through a recent tie-up with unlisted Pokka Corp. “We will make a decision on […]

• What’s the difference between Shochu & Sake? Find out here

What’s the difference between Shochu & Sake? Find out here

What is Shochu? Shochu is a Japanese traditional hard liquor, distilled spirits made from grains and vegetables. The most common base ingredients are sweet potato, barley, rice, buckwheat and sugar cane. How is Shochu different from Nihonshu (Sake) ? “Sake” is a general term for alcohol beverages in Japan. However Nihonshu (Seishu) is commonly referred […]

• Native Koshu Japanese Grapes Making Interesting Wine

Native Koshu Japanese Grapes Making Interesting Wine

THE Japanese have made wine for years, it is just that no one outside Japan wanted to drink it, particularly if it was sweet swill made from a native table grape called koshu. But Ernest Singer thinks koshu deserves a place among the world’s fine white-wine grapes. Mr. Singer, a wine importer based in Tokyo, […]