Category Archives: saké

I’ll talk your ear off!

Hey, looking for a booze expert for a lecture, guided tasting/dinner or any related drink-related speaking opportunity? Hit me up!JeffCiolettiheadshot-4 I’m for hire. I’m also a Certified Sake Sommelier and Certified Shochu Adviser, if those strike your fancy. But I my expertise extends to a wide spectrum of distilled spirits and fermented beverages (including beer!)

Drop me a line at jeff@drinkableglobe.com

 

Read my sake piece at The Takeout

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I contributed the piece, “Ease Yourself Into the Singular Joy of Sake” to The Takeout, the food and beverage site owned by the folks behind The Onion, The A.V. Club and others. Give it a read here!

 

Happy Sake Day! (Yes, it’s a real thing, every Oct. 1)

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Oct. 1 is Sake Day (Google it, I’m not making this up!) and this year’s is particularly meaningful for me. It’s the first one I get to celebrate as a Certified International Kikisake-shi (Master of Sake/sommelier) from the Sake School of America. I’m also in the middle of writing my fourth book, tentatively titled Sakepedia, which comes out next fall. To tide everyone over until then, read this piece on sake myths vs. facts that I recently wrote for SevenFifty Daily.

The Drinkable Week: Japan through a glass

It’s the first “very special episode” of The Drinkable Week. (Grab the tissues and don’t do drugs, kids.) This week, I’m in Tokyo and in the Kagoshima and Kumamoto Prefectures experiencing shochu, the treasured spirit of the southern island of Kyushu. The itinerary, very generously organized by the Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association (JSS), included tours of six distilleries and more bars than I can count (and so much amazing food!) Extra special thanks to JSS’s Ken Kajihara and Kampai.US’s Stephen Lyman for pulling this grand adventure together.

Introducing…The Drinkable Week!

We’re excited to present the inaugural edition of The Drinkable Week, hosted by Jeff Cioletti, founder of The Drinkable Globe and author of the upcoming book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously. We kick off our weekly drinking news show with a few thoughts on Steven Soderbergh’s Singani 63, Cachaça and saké. We’d love to hear your feedback here or on Twitter at @JeffCioletti and @DrinkableGlobe

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Image of the Day: Kumamoto, Japan

Kumamoto, on the southernmost Japanese island of Kyushu, has an enormously popular mascot, Kumamon—so popular that he inspired a local watering hole, KumaBar.

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

Photo: Jeff Cioletti