There’s a new kura opening soon in the United States, in Texas of all places!  Lone Star Sake is set to have their grand opening on October 1.  Check out this story at Edible Austin.  Good luck, guys, can’t wait to taste some of your sake!

Here are five sake recommendations Chef Akira Back of Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge.

Nice article with some reviews of Canadian and Japanese sake: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/trends/trends-features/canadian-sake-making-headway/article2069549/

 

 

 

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Nice article on pairing sake with fish at http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2011/06/sake-school-sake-pairing-fish-with-sake.html.

Nice story about the new Ontario Spring Water Sake Company: http://goodfoodrevolution.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/ontarios-first-home-brewed-sake/.

A lovely review of Senkin Junmai Ginjo: http://eng.jqrmag.com/?p=1039

An article by Johnnie Stroud, owner of Sake Nomi, in the latest edition of Ibuki Magazine: http://ibukimagazine.com/food-and-drink/sake/550.

An article in The Toronto Star features a great photo collection from the new Ontario Spring Water Sake Company: http://www.thestar.com/living/food/article/982326–rubin-sake-made-with-ontario-spring-water-in-toronto-s-distillery-district.

A story in Japan Times about the impact of the recent disaster in Japan on the sake industry: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fg20110429d1.html.

Another new sake brewery outside of Japan is opening up, this one in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  It’s called Ontario Spring Water Sake Company, and their sake will be sold under the brand name Izumi, which means spring or fountain in Japanese.

The brewery is located in the historic Distillery District of Toronto.  From their web site:

All of our sake is prepared in the “Junmai” (pure rice) style in several varieties for sale at the Distillery location brewery store and tasting counter. The brewery commenced operations in February 2011 with advisory assistance from the venerable Miyasaka Brewing Co., Ltd. (whose operations in Japan date back to the 1600′s, currently producing sake under the MASUMI and MIYASAKA brands) and consulting master sake brewer Yoshiko Takahashi, an award winning brewmaster from the Nagano region of Japan.