Start celebrating shōgatsu with a fun introduction to the symbolism, traditions and drinking culture observed during the Japanese New Year.
You’ve probably heard that drinking green tea is a healthier alternative to coffee. It contains a lot of healthy properties that help you fight disease, improve your immune system, and possibly even keep you looking more youthful as well.
Learn all about hosting your first sake tasting in this easy-to-follow guide. Here you'll find all you need to know about choosing selections, glassware, tasting, how to taste and, most importantly, how to make it fun.
Jump into fall with Umami Insider's Japanese-IPA recommendations. The IPAs you find range from taut and light to beefy and rich, with IBUs ranging from 40 to 100 – a perfect finish to the dog days of summer.
Whether you're new to Japanese beer or just checking out what's happening, Umami Insider's beer countdown has you covered with all the tasting notes, pairing suggestions and vital data you need.
A guide to pairing Japanese whiskey with food lets you serve with confidence. Take advantage of whiskey's crossover potential with ingenious combinations like Kikoro and crème brûlée, Japanese Harmony and vindaloo and Hibiki 21 year and bone marrow.
From rich, premium sakes to lighter and fragrant styles, there are many types of rice wine to choose from. Be sure to select the right variety of sake for sipping or cooking with so you can fully enjoy their unique flavors and aromas.
This refreshing drink is sure to quench your thirst and make you reach for another. From its health and beauty benefits to the way it can be used in a number of delicious cocktails, Japanese yuzu is the fruit to enjoy this summer!
Are you seeking a refreshing Japanese beverage to enjoy during the spring and summer? Japan has many great options, from traditional sake to sweet plum wine. These five alcoholic Japanese drinks offer a little bit of something for everyone.
Even if you are not partaking in an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, you can impress guests with an exotic beverage next time you have company. Learn how to select and brew leaves and serve Japanese-style green tea at home.