Episode-86: Back on Air Livestream

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Back on Air Livestream

We can’t believe it has been nearly 4 months since our last “official” show release. Even though it was part of the plan, we’re now getting a bit stir-crazy. It’s time to get back on air.

For those that missed it, we got most of the gang together at the JSS Information Center for a livestream back on July 29th. For those of you that missed it, we’ve cleaned up the audio and made it buttery smooth for your podcast-listening pleasure this week. If, however, you’re keen to take in the show in its entirety along with the all-too-rare visual component, you can watch that on our YouTube channel here. (Feel free to subscribe while you’re at it, as well).

This week Sebastien Lemoine, Christopher Pellegrini, Rebekah Wilson-Lye, Chris Hughes, Cindy Bissig, and Justin Potts all pull up a seat at the bar to:

Kampai! (2:56)
Share stories from (up and) down time (7:50)
Ponder the significance of Justin’s beverage selection (26:18)
Consider our cloudy reunion (30:28)
Soak up Big Chris’ haiku skills (31:03)
Double down on doburoku (36:57)
Announce new shochu regulations (47:50)
Inquire about snazzy gentleman attire (48:56)
Fire off an industry trend lightning round (51:14)
Try to determine what awamori tastes like (57:55)
Attempt to define French sake vs. “rice wine” (1:00:50)
Discuss some favorite Tohoku sake (1:04:20)
Collaborate on collaborations (1:08:28)
Confirm the seemingly endless expansion of sake breweries making more than just sake (1:14:10)
Explain fruity shochu (1:21:10)

We’re as busy as ever at @sakeonair on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook. If you’re curious to know what it is the cast and crew of Sake On Air are up to or are eagerly awaiting hints about what we’ve got coming down the pipeline, be sure to follow along with any or all of the above. If you’d like to share your thoughts or questions with the hosts, please reach out to us at questions@sakeonair.com.

Next week we’ll be starting our mini-series highlighting sake-inspired travels experiences in different regions across Japan. For all of our listeners out there with Japan plans on their horizon, these are not to be missed!

Be well, stay tuned, and until next week, kampai!

Sake On Air is made possible with the generous support of the Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association and is broadcast from the Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center in Tokyo. The show is brought to you by Potts.K Productions with audio production by Frank Walter.

Our theme, “Younger Today Than Tomorrow” was composed by forSomethingNew for Sake On Air.