alcohol

Learn from the Experts at Tokyo International Bar Show and Whisky Expo 2016!

Do you like staying in a bar and drinking alcoholic beverages? If you’re a fan, then this upcoming event in Tokyo might just be for you. The Tokyo International BarShow and Whisky Expo Japan 2016 will be held on May 14-15 of this year. It is a merge between two huge events, the Tokyo International…

Introducing the Green Tea Alcohol Range- Too Far or Bring it On?

Most of us have already seen and tasted various forms of offerings which are based on green tea, such as chocolates, lattes, cakes, and ice cream. What else is there to try? If you love all things green tea, then you may just want to get your hands on the green tea wine and liqueur…

5 Key Differences Between Wine and Sake

Sake is a traditional fermented rice beverage in Japan that contains alcohol. On the other hand, wine is an internationally well-known alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes or other types of fruit. Fans of alcoholic beverages may be interested to know more differences between the two drinks. 1. Aging Value 21food.com/ There are many types…

4 Ways to Avoid a Hangover In Japan!

At the end of the year, it is common for Japanese people to have large gatherings with co-workers, families or friends as a way of ringing in the coming New Year (and forgetting about the year that just passed…) These parties often include some heavy drinking, which can lead to a painful hangover the following…

Nominication: How Japanese Express Themselves Through Drinking

During the 20th century, Japanese companies began encouraging employees to have gatherings after work hours to strengthen camaraderie over a couple of drinks. This is also a good opportunity for the employees to have a good time with their co-workers or even their bosses and get rid of stress from work. cybozushiki.cybozu.co.jp/ Japanese people tend…

Alcoholic Beverages in Japan: A Cocktail Lover’s Paradise

As I don’t drink beer or strong spirits, cocktails are my drink of choice when I want an alcoholic beverage to relax with in the evening. When I lived in China, I found there was very little choice for the non-beer / non-strong-spirit drinker, and would often be unable to find anything at all that…

Traditional Liquor Shochu: Pride of Japan

Shochu should never be mistaken with sake. It is a Japanese distilled beverage which is stronger than wine and sake. It has quite a long history with its first existence dating back to 1546. It has its origins in Kyushu but can be found all over Japan these days. Sochi Origin speaklikenative.com/ Shochu means “burned…

3 Best Japanese Whiskeys Under JPY1,000

Whiskey… Love it or hate it, it is here to stay. Movies, TV shows, magazines, everyone is promoting whiskey these days. Whether you like it on the rocks, with gin, with a water back, or simply in a bottle with a straw (if it has been one of those weeks), you can find these delicious…

Top 10 Hot Spots to Quench Your Thirst in Tokyo

Since Tokyo won the bid to hold the 2020 Olympic games, tourism initiatives have begun. The aim is to make Tokyo more accessible to foreign visitors and to give people a warm welcome. Train lines are being updated and new bi-lingual tourism guides are popping up at train stations around Tokyo. One experience in Tokyo…

Bottoms Up! All You Need to Know About Drinking in Japan

Drinking and society jp.fotolia.com/ The love affair with alcohol has long been the cornerstone of Japanese society. Japan has a fondness for drinking, any time, any day, any hour and the drink of choice, for the most part is beer. It’s been said that the ancient people of Japan excessively drank, sang, and danced at…
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