Drinkable Images: Late night Tokyo

The Japanese drinking scene is serious business. There are plenty of environments in which to imbibe but, perhaps, the best place type of place end up after a crawl into the wee hours is one of the many 5-seat holes in the wall that fits only you, four friends, a bartender and whatever beer, wine,…

Image of the Day: Hitoyosi-City, Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan

The Drinkable Globe will present one photo from a different part of the world each day, designed to inspire you in your worldwide beverage pursuits. And if you can’t get there on a plane, you can get there in spirit with a glass. Today’s image takes us to Hitoyosi-City in the Kumamoto Prefecture, on the…

Saké in Osaka (Osaké?), Part 1

After a bit of a hiatus, the video featurettes (vide-ettes?) return with the first of several shot in Japan. Ever drink saké with fish parts in it? Unless you accidentally dropped a piece of sashimi in your cup (happens to the best of us), the answer is “probably not.” A tiny, hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Osaka…

Vietnam Flashback

When I was in Singapore and Vietnam about a year and a half ago, I shot a silly little video for beverageworld.com on the burgeoning beer scenes in the two countries. OK, burgeoning is accurate for Singapore. For Vietnam, I’d call it embryonic. (And they still put ice in their beer. It’ll probably take a…