03/05/14 - I have enjoyed saké in the past, but my knowledge on the beverage is VERY limited. This was a great opportunity to try three different examples and allow me to note differences and figure out what I like based on side by side comparisons.
03/04/14 - Every time we do a virtual tasting, I'm reminded of just how much I have to learn, especially about things like saké. Happily, Steve Vuylsteke, CEO of SakéOne, and Greg Lorenz, SakéOne's Brewmaster, are more than able as educators.
03/03/14 - Ben talks about his experience during a recent online tasting that took place. "I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to taste some decent saké, preferably a few in a row, and learn what you've been missing all these years."
02/27/14 - SakéOne announced the national launch of the Momokawa Organic Junmai Ginjo saké available in a keg, the first of its kind. SakéOne believes it will drastically change the way saké is enjoyed and marketed.
02/12/14 - This article talks about the rise in popularity of saké and shochu in the Northwest.
02/01/14 - The biggest trend in American microbrewing is hangover-free, adventure-friendly saké. Kanpai!
01/01/14 - American saké was included in Imbibe's 75 issue of what to drink for 2014.
09/29/13 - Oregon-based SakéOne is America’s largest producer of saké, and it’s one of its biggest importers of Japanese sakés, too. Recently the company added two new imported sakés to its lineup. Here are thoughts on the four new products...
09/26/13 - This October 1st, raise an ochoko of saké and toast “Kanpai” as it is the 35th anniversary of Nihonshu no Hi, Saké Day. Here are some points to get you up to speed on this wondrous, increasingly popular Japanese beverage.
09/26/13 - Chris Johnson, the self-proclaimed “Sake Ninja” and sake sommelier at Cherry, in New York, is one of the country’s foremost experts on the beverage. He talks to us about the virtues of saké that’s made in the good ol’ U.S.of A.
09/26/13 - All-stars and celebrity chefs of the modern culinary world took over downtown Portland for Feast last weekend. Here are four of our favorite boozy happenings at Feast 2013.
09/10/13 - We're turning saké skeptics into saké lovers! Don't just take our word, read it yourself!
08/27/13 - When you think of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, I bet you think of wine, pinot to be specific. Did you know Oregon also has a saké brewery? SakéOne is Oregon’s only saké brewery, and there are only six total saké breweries in the United States.
08/25/13 - Ahina’s Hawaiian dance studio, Ka Pa Hula Makani Kolonahe, was among the half-dozen groups that performed during the fourth annual festival, held Saturday outside the brewery. The festival, open to all ages, featured food, vendors and dancing from Japan
08/21/13 - With the fourth annual Pacific Rim Festival coming to town Saturday, Aug. 24, the company is preparing to show doubters and lovers alike that its saké is the best of the best.
08/20/13 - Some argue that Japanese saké has better flavor and is more complex due to the centuries of experience brewing saké. Others say American brewers have come a long way and taste just as good. Where do you stand? Can you taste the difference?
08/19/13 - Find out more about the festivities that go on at our annual Pacific Rim Festival and the history and tradition behind the event.
08/15/13 - Change the way you view saké after reading this piece by Anneli Rufus, who had a mind change of her own after doing a saké tasting with different SakéOne products at a dinner event as a prelude to Outside Lands 2013.
08/12/13 - Reporter looks back at all the great cuisine and drink that was consumed over the weekend of Outside Lands, including SakéOne's Momokawa Organic Junmai Ginjo on tap.
08/09/13 - Here are five fresh reasons to spend today, Saturday and Sunday eating, drinking and listening to music at the Bite of Oregon, the outdoor festival that's about to celebrate its 30th anniversary at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
07/29/13 - Rockers & roadies won't be the only folks rolling into Golden Gate Park next week for San Francisco's Outside Lands music festival. They'll be joined by scores of chefs, winemakers & brewers, whose performances revolve around gourmet lands of their own.
07/03/13 - Blogger reviews our g fifty saké.
07/02/13 - Some of our bottles made a special guest appearance on IFC's hit TV series Portlandia.
07/01/13 - SakéOne, America’s premium saké company, has released its second new imported saké for the year called Kasumi Tsuru, adding to the impressive domestic and imported portfolio of the company.
07/01/13 - Our g fifty saké made the New Product Watch list in Market Watch Magazine's July/August issue.
06/28/13 - Unfortunately, too many become victims of being served cheap heated saké, don’t like it in the least, and dismiss it as a bitter-tasting beverage with too much bite. I had the same experience and never had any interest in having saké after that.
05/29/13 - This article is part of the one-month road trip series, The Great Northwest North American Wine Road Trip, during which we'll visit wine countries in Oregon, British Columbia, and Washington.
05/28/13 - Can you even make the fermented rice beverage in Oregon? One sake producer takes on the challenge.
05/21/13 - Hip, trendy, and popular, sake, the traditional Japanese rice alcohol beverage, is not just to wash down sushi anymore. Sake consumption is on a dramatic upswing in the US, doubling in the past 8 years, and is sipped, swirled, and paired with food.
05/21/13 - Patricia Decker writes about the different tasting profiles for four sakés by SakéOne.
05/17/13 - Nancy discusses her experience of a BrandLive tasting of four different SakéOne products, including the new release g fifty, and reviews each saké.
05/16/13 - SakéOne, America’s leading producer of premium saké, has released the newest product in the American-produced g saké line, g fifty, which joins its sister product, g joy.
05/15/13 - My first good experience with saké came thanks to the folks at SakéOne during an online tasting last year. The company was started in 1992 as an importer of quality Japanese bottles, but they began building their own kura and making their own brews.
05/14/13 - I was invited to participate in an online saké tasting, which was very easy to accept. I have enjoyed saké in the past, but my knowledge on the beverage is VERY limited.
05/09/13 - Last night, a virtual tasting opened my eyes up to the whole new world, to me, of saké. Tasting samples were sent to me and, with SakéOne's owner and brewer, along with a bunch of high-level wine bloggers, we tasted and talked.
05/08/13 - SakéOne, an American saké company, joins us on the the podcast to talk about traditional and modern saké.
05/05/13 - Market Watch is the primary resource for business information for the drinks industry, providing extensive analysis of industry trends, data, statistics, and more.
05/03/13 - The Tasting Panel's Publisher and Executive Editor, selects their favorite wines and spirits of the month.
04/29/13 - Saké presents an aroma and flavor profile that is very different from wine, and many consumers are confused about exactly what it is, how it’s made, and how best to appreciate it.
04/24/13 - Leslie Sbrocco is the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, she shares tasting notes about the wine she and her guests drink on set during the taping of the show. She also shares some wine and spirits tips with each episode.
04/09/13 - Saké was first brewed 2,000 years ago. When the Japanese adopted the practice and perfected the process they called it the "drink of the gods." Carrying on that tradition is SakéOne, based in Forest Grove, Oregon.
04/03/13 - Greg Lorenz, SakéOne's brewmaster, talks about the art of saké and his love of brewing.
03/07/13 - Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits, and beer business.
03/06/13 - SakéOne, America’s premium saké company, is proud to announce the launch of SakéMoto, a pure, premium saké imported from Japan, adding to the well-curated domestic and imported portfolio of the company.
02/04/13 - Most believe that wine and cheese are naturally paired, but the truth is it's actually quite a difficult feat. Many pairings are terrible, and others make food and wine-lovers cringe. But don't fret, we've asked the experts and found a ton of tasty pairin
01/30/13 - To our own doorstep and distilleries, Oregonians have brought the imbibing traditions of cultures from around the globe. Here are a few ways to sit down, grab a glass an travel the world.
01/16/13 - Ringing in the new year is all about celebratory imbibing, but the sometimes dreary days of January likewise call for a cheering pour. It’s a month of planning towards a new year, reaching out for fresh horizons…
12/06/12 - Can’t shake off the yuletide stress? Let loose and get a little holly jolly with these irresistible cocktail recipes you’ll love.
10/29/12 - Washington County, Oregon is a land of gentle, rolling hills of rich farmland that have made it an agricultural Nirvana. It’s been farmed for hundreds of years, and it isn’t surprising that winemakers began flocking there a few decades ago.
10/17/12 - At SakéOne, the first American-operated saké brewery in the United States, the techniques employed are thoroughly Japanese, but the brews are crafted for an international palate.
10/15/12 - What dish are you most likely to dish out in the coming year? And what wine will you pair with it? Some 50,000 foodies learned the answers this past weekend.
10/11/12 - Fifty presenters speaking to groups both large and small packed a lifetime of learning into three days of concurrent seminars during this year's Society of Wine Educators conference held in San Mateo, CA.
09/10/12 - Thanks to adventurous sommeliers, curious consumers and domestic producers, this classic rice adult beverage has taken a fresh life here in Oregon.
08/31/12 - Beer purists, turn away now, today's post isn't about our favorite hop juice. Instead I have for you a peek at SakéOne, a saké brewery (kura) in Forest Grove.
08/16/12 - Here’s your loyal correspondent speaking to you from Portland. I know, it’s nearly 4 in the morning for most of you but it isn’t quite 1 here...
08/05/12 - Remember when “I’ll have a beer” meant “I’ll have a Budweiser?” In the bad old days before the craft brew revolution, there was only one kind of beer — the cheap domestic stuff. Ditto the rice-based beverage called Saké.
07/13/12 - Learn how to make a delicious Grapefruit Saké Spritzer using SakéOne's Momokawa Organic Junmai Ginjo.
05/14/12 - We decide to try some saké this weekend. We knew very little about saké but had recently watched a video of Lucy Brennan, owner of Mint/820 in Portland, Oregon making saké cocktails.
05/12/12 - Drinkhacker brings you the latest wine, beer, and spirits reviews, plus original and classic cocktail recipes.
05/01/12 - Three liquids usually come to mind when most people think of Oregon: sublime coffee, craft-brewed beer, and rain. High-end saké does not immediately make the cut -
04/16/12 - We call it saké, but over in the Land of the Rising Sun the legendary rice beer is known as 日本酒 or Nihonshu, which translates to... "Japanese alcohol". I'm going to admit that I haven't been a fan of the beverage in the past, even publicly stating
12/23/11 - This is my final list, my Favorite Saké Items of the past year. This is certainly not a complete list but it is more a sampling of memorable matters I have experienced and posted about over the past year.
12/14/11 - There are hundreds of styles and brands out there, but here's a selection of my favorites that you should be able to find at better wine and liquor stores anywhere.
12/01/11 - From P.F. Changs to The French Laundry and from BevMo to specialty wine retailers, saké is establishing a place on beverage lists and retail shelves around the country.
11/14/11 - In a battle of perception, one wine blogger takes on another's discussion of saké brewed in the U.S.
10/28/11 - Best Of The Bins: Behind the glittery names, luminous flavors.
09/13/11 - When he stopped by with six bottles of domestic rice wine, I asked Dewey Weddington, VP of Marketing for Momokawa, why anyone would want to drink an American sake.
08/15/11 - With it's remarkably diverse flavor profiles and styles, the rice-based beverage known as sake is as varied and complex as any sourced from the vine.
05/23/11 - Some people say the journey is more important than the destination Ã¢â‚¬â€ Grub Street says the journey is bunk if there isn't something tasty waiting at the end. When summer hits and the urge to skip town strikes, it's especially tricky to sha
04/26/11 - Saké comes from Japan, right? Not always. Greg Lorenz, brewmaster of Momokawa brewery in Oregon, is on a mission to open people's minds about American-brewed saké.
04/21/11 - From their kura (saké brewery) in Forest Grove, OR, Momokawa puts out award-winning saké, which, they're letting everyone know, pairs as well with food as wine does. And not just Japanese food.
03/15/11 - Today's ultra-premium sakés are as food-versatile as table wines.
01/01/09 - For a society well-acquainted with beer, wine and spirits, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the centuries-old beverage. Americans now know that saké exists, but most associate it with cheap futsu-shu. Recently, that's been changing.
03/02/06 - What ancient beverage is brewed something like beer, classified legally as a wine, but produced without grapes? Saké. And you can sample it here at the only American-owned saké brewery, tucked into Oregon wine country about 25 miles west of Portland.