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    Kanpai! Here is another short list of some of the interesting Sake articles that have been published lately. It is great to see more and more coverage for Sake, though I recommend that anyone seeking to publish a Sake article check it at least a few times for accuracy.

    5 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

    Cannonball Jellyfish: Eat Up Americans

    Do you enjoy eating jellyfish? I'm guessing many of you do not. In the past, the gelatinous texture of (or the perception of such) jellyfish dishes has prevented me from enjoying it. Last Spring, I dined at Miya's Sushi in New Haven, Connecticut, and was a bit hesitant at one point, knowing that a dish of Cannonball Jellyfish Nigiri was coming to our table.

    5 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      A Love Letter to Sherry…Wine

      Catavino - - 5 readers - Who’s Sherry? Are you seriously leaving Barcelona for southwest Andalusia? Err…what’s in Cádiz, other than oranges? These are only some of the bizarre remarks we faced when telling the world that we were moving to Jerez, but it was a dream, our dream. And no, it wasn’t an easy move. It took us two years to make it a reality, but we just couldn’t escape the draw.

      Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

      Wine Blog - - 4 readers - The concept that age is a beautiful thing doesn’t always play out well in our Western Culture. In one of my psyche classes, we learned that there are two cultures that make up the world; although, I would argue that I fit into a third one.

      Highlights from the Wine & Culinary Forum, Barcelona (2)

      jamie goode's wine blog - - 3 readers - Ferran Centelles presenting at the Wine & Culinary Forum So here are more highlights from the Wine & Culinary forum here in Barcelona. You can read Part 1, here. Victor de la Serna Noted Spanish wine journalist Victor de la Serna interviewed Asia’s first MW, Jeannie Cho Lee, about the future for wine in the far east. There were a number of insights.

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      Highlights from the Wine & Culinary Forum, Barcelona (2)

      … of insights. Jeannie thinks we should look at Japan, which she reckons is usually a decade or a generation ahead of the rest of Asia. Here, consumption of wine has levelled off over the last 10 years. Is there a danger that wine consumption in China could level off after such an explosive growth period? But she still thinks mainland China is a key…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Seafood Fear Momgering: The Mercury Myth

      … locate a single case of mercury toxicity from the normal consumption of commercial seafood in the United States. Nor is there any evidence that countries like Japan, where the average consumer eats as much as ten times more seafood than Americans, have suffered from an epidemic of mercury poisoning." How many people do you know have died from heart…

      3 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      A Love Letter to Sherry…Wine

      …. They are definitively in search of authenticity and tradition, but see with good eyes evolution with sense, and come year after year. Amazingly the party ended at Momoko’s* house toasting with a glass of oloroso and a delicious Japanese homemade banana cake. Jerez: the Mecca for wine lovers I have to admit oenophiles we tend to be epicures, not only…

      5 readers - By Catavino

      Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

      … interdependence of every human being Example: In a bed of nails, if one sticks up above the others, it must be hammered to be the exact same height as all of the others Classes: A social outlook, political, philosophical, religious, economic Cultures: France, Japan, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine Communications: High context, equivocal…

      4 readers - By Wine Blog

      Sol Lucet, Koshu, Kurambon Wine, Japan, 2013, 11.5% abv C$24 (UK L13)

      …Eight. Yes, eight different Marks & Spencer’s stores. That’s exactly how many stores Brian visited to find this bottle of wine for me during a recent business trip to London, England. All praise be to Brian, best (and most persistent) husband ever. I had read that some Koshu grape wines were available in England and since I am not planning any…

      4 readers - By winellama

      Wines of South Africa

      …, high quality grapes for making expensive wine and then we’ll have large inland areas that have warm climate, much as we do in California in our San Joaquin Valley, for producing lower cost wine. But as a result of the small domestic market, the South African wine industry is extremely dependent on exports. Most of that goes to the U.K., Japan…

      1 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

      reborn: vivant cave, 75010

      … of the old menu is a magpie aesthetic that, while rooted in France, borrows from as far afield as Lebanon, Japan, and Forstorp's native Sweden. A tomato salad with shiso leaves was literally smashing, a splendid example of Forstorp's effortless contemporaneity. The tomatoes had been torn apart, as if they had, on their way to the plate, first passed…

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      Cannonball Jellyfish: Eat Up Americans

      … approximately 22,000 thousand kilos of jellyfish at a time. At the processing plant, the jellyfish bodies are salted, dried, preserved and packaged. During that process, the jellyfish lose 80% to 90% of their weight. The vast majority of this processed jellyfish is exported to Japan, China and Thailand as there is very little market for them in the U.S…

      5 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

      Sake News

      … would like better advice on home brewing Sake, check out Brewing Sake: Release the Toji Within. 3) Sake brewing has also been growing in other countries outside of Japan, from Brazil to Norway. Anna Greenhouse provides a nice summary of these breweries in HarperscoUk. The info about the three Sake breweries in Brazil was very informative. I knew…

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