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Do you remember way back when I wrote about my newfound appreciation for hot sake, otherwise known as atsukan? In that post from oh-so-long ago, I said that I wouldn’t be discussing any particular sakes from my trip to Japan. And in that post, true to my word, I didn’t. Flash forward to today. A lot has changed. I’ve seen the seconds turn into minutes, the minutes into hours. I’m a week older now – a week […]

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As you may or may not be aware, depending on how closely you’ve been keeping tabs on my activity, I recently returned from a two week jaunt to the exotic and disorienting land of Japan. To say that I traveled to the other side of the planet strictly for the sake of sake would be hyperbolic, but not too hyperbolic – I drank a lot of sake there, most of it wonderful (though not all). I drank […]

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You’ve probably noticed the hideous lapse in my update schedule this summer, every bit as much the result of my own indulgence in indolence as the fact that I haven’t been drinking as much wine lately. Don’t worry; I’ve still been drinking. But the weather simply doesn’t allow me to keep as many wines on hand as I would like to, save what I can fit into my humble wine fridge (which is mostly occupied by wines […]

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This past weekend I took advantage of a rare opportunity, of the sort which seems only to present itself to me one night out of every month: a chance to venture out into the world beyond my meager, wine-filled apartment, so that I might interact with others, and experience things that would be unexperiencable under normal circumstances. Of course, by experience, I mean eat and drink. One of the most logical places for me to go on […]

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Some of you have probably heard legends about the country of Japan: a magical island in the Far East so full of ninjas and robots and Nintendo products that it simply became too enthralling for our humble planet to bear, and as a result the gods took action, submerging it beneath the icy depths of the ocean many thousands of years ago, never again to be uncovered. What you probably don’t know is that a while back […]

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