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Did this: The Sake Shop’s Meet the Brewers

The Sake Shop’s Malcolm and Nadine Leong coordinated a rare event Wednesday, bringing together five of Japan’s most prominent brewery presidents for a public tasting at the Plaza Club. A crowd of 80 lucky attendees got to sample 16 different…

Aloha Sapporo! Visiting Asahikawa

First rule of visiting Sapporo (or anyplace in Hokkaido): Don’t believe the reverse hype. We were told that there’s nothing in Sapporo and we should get out of town, but the city actually offers a lot. We went to Asahikawa…

Happy World Sake Day!

It’s World Sake Day, people!That’s right, sake has a day all its own, and it’s planetary at that! If you love sake — or even (yes) sake bombs — today’s your day: Raise a glass and know that across this…

Party pics: Joy of Sake 2012

Joy of Sake 2012 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 40 About 1,200 people filled the Pier 2 Cruise Terminal last night, to partake of the largest sake-tasting celebration outside of Japan. Yes, the annual Joy of Sake was…

Preview: Chopsticks & Wine

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) will be holding its 10th annual Chopsticks & Wine event, with 16 food stations and hundreds of wines, beer and sake to try.It’s one of the biggest events in…

Preview: Chopsticks & Wine

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) will be holding its 10th annual Chopsticks & Wine event, with 16 food stations and hundreds of wines, beer and sake to try.It’s one of the biggest events in…

Quick and simple sake tips

I wanted to call this “Sake for Dummies” or “Sake: Keep it Simple and Stupid,” but that wouldn’t be totally fair. See sake is not as difficult as many people tend to think. It’s actually very enjoyable and approachable. There’s only…

If you love sake…

The email nearly made me cry. It was a blast from the Sake Shop, outlining the tremendous damage to northeastern Japan’s sake breweries from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Warehouses collapsed, tanks toppled, bottling lines broke, fermenting sake was…

Did this: Taste of Marukai!

Taste of Marukai ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 47 By Mari Taketa and Melissa ChangNonstopYes, it's a warehouse. Yes, it's on Dillingham just past the prison. And yes, you can really taste it.Last night an estimated thousand people…

Munch: Wine & Dine

When you think of Apartment3, you might think of a beautifully decorated upscale lounge with gourmet comfort food and happy-hour deals that attract a mixed crowd of clubbers. However by creating a monthly event called Munch, owners Matty and Flash…

Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Sake 101

If you’ve ever wondered about sake but were afraid to ask, visit The Sake Stop at 1461 S. King St. Their whole reason for opening their store was to help educate people about sake and share in the appreciation of…

It’s super sake week!

I don’t know if I ever told you this, but I love my neighborhood. Aside from having fabulous neighbors, the area is full of a wide range of eateries, service providers, and stores — one of them being The Sake…