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  • JAPAN HAS WINE SPAS. BECAUSE JAPAN.

    In Japan, hot springs are at the top of the country's relaxation industry. They're so popular, in fact, that some spas feature flavored hot springs where you can bathe in a warm body of wine, green tea, sake, or coffee.

  • THE WAY OF THE COCKTAIL

    What's up with the Japanese art of cocktails? This short documentary explains it all.

  • HEROICA BEER

    This Brazilian Brewer Is Making Beer Out of $20,000 Bonsai Trees

  • DASSAI SAKE POP-UP

    Renowned Dassai Sake has a pop-up bar in Singapore for just six months. Here are reasons we think it's really important to convince them to stay for much longer.

  • SAKE SAMURAI

    It's not every day you get to meet a Sake Samurai x Sake Sommelier, a double threat (or treat, rather). We spoke to Mariko Kiyonaga on World Sake Day (Oct 1) about her mission to spread the joy of sake appreciation to the world.

  • KAKURE CLASS

    Kakure is a small sake bar with a big sake selection. And the best past, a sake sommelier (yes, it's a thing) as well. Makoto Iwabuchi is around to help you make the best choice, and as he proved, he's badass at pairing with food too.

  • DRY AND DRY AGAIN

    Asahi Super Dry collaborates with three restaurants – Katanashi An, Boruto and E.Pachi – to create pairing menus featuring innovative and delectable dishes.

  • GOODNESS SAKE

    We promise we will only use this header once. Yes, it's a story about sake, one of the best, in fact – Tengumai. We spoke to sake master Kazunari Shata.

  • ON THE HUNT: KARUIZAWA WHISKY

    Founded in 1955 but now facing extinction (okay, depletion), Karuizawa Whiskies are hard to find as the stock is limited and soon it will go the way of the bald eagle and good manners. A story of a man trying to find those last few bottles.

  • SAY HELL-O, WAVE GOODBYE

    Hello Kitty Beer: Zen and the Art of Crass Marketing.

  • NATURE RESERVE

    In which our writer spends a hazy afternoon musing about life, the universe and winning the lottery after experiencing Suntory’s “No Age Statement” Distiller’s Reserve.