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Episode #28: Sake in Portland with Marcus Pakiser & Midori Nakazawa

November 12, 2019
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Sake On Air has taken the show on the road! Well, sort of. The gang isn’t all here, but Justin recently spent a bit of time in the Pacific Northwest and along the way managed to sit down with a few of the individuals helping to shape the future of sake in the region. While in Portland Oregon for the…
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Episode #27: Know Your Hosts: Christopher Pellegrini & Sebastien Lemoine

October 26, 2019
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Over the past year of doing Sake On Air, believe it or not, one of the most highly requested show topics that we get from our listeners has been for us to do a deep-dive exploring the backgrounds and stories of your regular hosts here on the show. Originally a bit hesitant – the entire purpose of the show is…
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Episode #26: Guide to Japanese Drinks w/ Stephen Lyman

October 4, 2019
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This week’s episode is especially timely, as Justin managed to squeeze in an interview with Stephen Lyaman to coincide with the launch of his brand new book, The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks, co-authored together with Chris Bunting, author of Drinking Japan, which released October 1st in the U.S. and is already largely available internationally thanks to Tuttle Publishing. Those…
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Episode #25: Brewing in Japan w/ Cody Brailsford

September 20, 2019
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Cody Brailsford is a rather rare breed. Now fuku-toji (assistant head brewer) as of this recording, at Watanabe Sake Brewery, makers of Hourai brand sake in the small countryside town of Hida Furukawa in Gifu Prefecture, Cody has been toiling away in the brewery for well over a decade. As more sake breweries open across the globe, and as breweries…
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Episode #24: Zaku Interview w/ President Shinichiro Shimizu

September 7, 2019
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This week’s episode is exactly what the title says: an interview with Shinichiro Shimizu, the president of Shimizu Seizaburo Shoten, better known as makers of the incredibly popular brand of sake, ZAKU. Zaku has taken both Japan and the world by storm in recent years, being awarded top accolades in just about every sake competition under the sun, while simultaneously…
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