Joy of Sake introduces U.S. Sake Section, announces full restaurant lineup

The Joy of Sake, the world’s largest sake tasting outside Japan, returns June 15 with the biggest sake celebration in the city’s history. The 14th Joy of Sake New York will feature a record 478 competition-level sakes, a record 19 top restaurants serving sake-inspired appetizers, and a doubling of space to accommodate an expected sellout…

Merchant du Vin to import Zundert Trappist Ale to U.S. this summer

Seattle-based specialty beer importer Merchant du Vin will add to its already impressive portfolio of monk-brewed ales when it brings De Kievit Trappist Brewery’s Zundert brand to the U.S. this summer.  Abbey Toevlucht, home to De Kievit, was established in the 1900 in the quiet Netherlands countryside outside the village of Zundert, near the Belgian…

A Drinkable Globe Q&A with Joy of Sake founder Chris Pearce

The 14th edition of Joy of Sake New York is just four weeks away and I caught up with Chris Pearce, founder of the largest sake tasting event outside of Japan, about what to expect next month. Tickets are still available and if you purchase by Friday, May 25 and use the promo code ENJOYNY, you’ll get…

Podcast Episode 3: In search of Gin’s Great Gray Whale

In the third episode of The Drinkable Globe podcast, I sit down with actor, travel show host and now gin maker Marsh Mokhtari and chat about The Golden State, foraged botanicals and Indiana-Jonesing his way through South America. Keep an eye out for multiple-award-winning Gray Whale Gin. If its performance at the 75th Annual Wine &…